Jay Walljasper: How to Revive Low-Income Neighborhoods

April 2014

How deeply rooted institutions, like hospitals and colleges, are revitalizing their communities.

Charles Ornstein: More Tools, Beyond Ratings, To Pick Your Doctor

April 2014

Doctor familiarity without the wire taps.

Kaitlyn Greenidge: Axe Wound

April 2014

He wanted words to mean one thing. His cheeks burned. He knew this was a stupid wish.

Joaquin Sapien: Brooklyn DA Moves to Free Man after Long-Buried Evidence Surfaces

April 2014

Jonathan Fleming has served more than 24 years in prison for a 1989 murder. Law enforcement had evidence all along showing he was in Florida at the time of the shooting.

Peter Van Buren: How Many Watch Lists Fit on the Head of a Pin?

April 2014

How Rahinah Ibrahim's life was derailed by the tangle of national security bureaucracy and anti-terror measures that have come to define post-Constitutional America.

Matt Lombardi: George W. Bush, Sated Artist

April 2014

What does it mean when a president, a professional athlete, or a movie star needs to paint?

Nina Martin: Judge Throws Out Murder Charge in Mississippi Fetal Harm Case

April 2014

Pro-life not just for unborn babies but their mothers, too.

Marian Wang: As Parents Struggle to Repay College Loans for Their Children, Taxpayers Also Stand to Lose

April 2014

Why qualifying for financial assistance isn't always good news.

Tom Engelhardt: The Bermuda Triangle of National Security

April 2014

Old scripts and empty stories signal a new age."

Robert Reich: The Vicious Cycle of Concentrated Wealth and Political Power

April 2014

The Supreme Court's McCutcheon decision exacerbates a preexisting vicious cycle.

Michael Klare: Carbon Delirium

April 2014

The last stage of fossil-fuel addiction and its hazardous impact on American foreign policy.

Abigail Sindzinski: The End of Dreams

April 2014

In his futuristic novel, On Such a Full Sea, Chang-rae Lee fears for our ability to conceive of a better tomorrow.

Charles Ornstein: Leaders of Teaching Hospitals Have Close Ties to Drug Companies

April 2014

Nearly every large drug maker based in the United States had at least one academic medical center official on its board, raising questions about their independence.

Naveena Sadasivam: In Fracking Fight, a Worry About How Best to Measure Health Threats

April 2014

The agency's manual is explicit about what to do if someone reports concerns about a noxious odor but is not at that very moment experiencing the smell: 'DO NOT REGISTER THE COMPLAINT.'

Julia Grønnevet: Ruins For The Future

April 2014

One writer's reflections on country’s resilience, a bomber’s sanity, a government’s inertia.

Jessica Conrad: Deep Sharing

April 2014

Is this how our minds work, that we take care of each other and make decisions that increase our collective self-reliance?

Hasan Altaf: Making Martyrs

April 2014

Why the book I Am Malala is too simple an answer, the narrator too quick a martyr and the narrative too slyly an ode.

Megan McCloskey: Pentagon Overhauls Effort to Identify Its Missing

April 2014

Pentagon mission that solves few MIA cases each year will make reforms.

Robert Reich: The Distributional Games

April 2014

America is playing the social scientist's distributional games.

Mitch Swenson: Postcards from Ukraine

March 2014

From Kiev to Crimea, glimpses of daily life against a fast-changing political backdrop.

Jonathan Schell: The More We ‘Won,’ the More We Lost

March 2014

A 2003 interview with the late great journalist about America’s Vietnam debacle.

Neal Gorenflo: How Sharing Can Shift the Spirit of the Times

March 2014

Shareable magazine co-founder Neal Gorenflo says the sharing economy will help us create the kind of future we want to live in.

Richard Falk: Debating Syria and Ukraine

March 2014

Over-reliance on ideology could prevent addressing human tragedies in Syria and Ukraine.

Nick Turse: U.S. Military Averaging More Than a Mission a Day in Africa

March 2014

Documents reveal blinding pace of ops in 2013, and more of the same for 2014.

Catherine Crump and Matthew Harwood: Invasion of the Data Snatchers

March 2014

How big data and the internet of things means the surveillance of everything.

Robert Reich: The New Billionaire Political Bosses

March 2014

On the way to American oligarchy.

Daniel Moss: Victor Alvarado Champions Both Nature and the Poor

March 2014

Mayors in Mexico work on a law against climate change as rich as the country's biodiversity.

Charles Ornstein: Double Dip: Doctors Paid to Advise, Promote Drug Companies That Fund Their Research

March 2014

The conflict of interest between pharmaceuticals and clinical trials.

Chris Wallace: The Winner-Takes-All Society

March 2014

Competition drives our sports, our arts, and our lives. It doesn't need to be that way.

Mieke Eerkens: View On An Accident

March 2014

When I came to the window, his motorcycle was lying on its side hemorrhaging gasoline and oil.