Normon Solomon: Why the Washington Post’s New Ties to the CIA Are So Ominous

January 15, 2014

The Washington Post is supposed to expose CIA secrets. Amazon is under contract to keep them.

Joaquin Sapien: Guarded Optimism

January 15, 2014

Examining the factors that contribute to sexual victimization in American prisons.

Jeremiah Goulka: Win Today, Lose Tomorrow

January 15, 2014

The USA: a country where, no matter your color, you are supposed to dress, act, and aspire to be white.

Roslyn Bernstein: Everything Grows

January 14, 2014

Inside Wangechi Mutu’s A Fantastic Journey.

Peter Van Buren: We Have to Destroy Our Constitution to Save It

January 14, 2014

Debunking ten myths about NSA surveillance.

Shani Boianjiu: An Odd Bird

January 14, 2014

Flash Fiction Crazy is not hereditary or anything like that.

Jennifer Percy: We Kill Ourselves Because We Are Haunted

January 13, 2014

‘I wanted to talk to veterans and the families of veterans for the same reason that many were telling me I could not talk to them.’ An excerpt from Demon Camp.

Benjamin Percy: In Touch with the Tooth and Claw

January 13, 2014

Alicia Oltuski talks with the novelist about writing habits, slippery science, and terror.

Michael Klare: The Death of Peak Oil?

January 13, 2014

Shale oil has changed the timeline, but we’re still going to run out of oil. Here’s why.

Diana Bruk: A Russian Jewish American Christmas

January 10, 2014

In the wake of the holiday season, reflections on a polyglot Christmas.

Robert Reich: Why The Republican’s Old Divide-and-Conquer Strategy Is Backfiring

January 10, 2014

What happens when the poor and working class are on the same losing side.

Jeremy Brecher: Discovering a Legal Tool to Curb Climate Change

January 9, 2014

A legal argument for climate protection based on the vitality of future generations.

Nina Martin: Amid Abortion Debate, the Pursuit of Science

January 9, 2014

A leading abortion researcher on science and stigmatization.

Nick Turse: America’s Black-Ops Blackout

January 8, 2014

Trying to calculate the man-years spent by Green Berets, Rangers, Navy SEALs, Special Operations Aviators, and Delta Force commandos all over the world.

Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein: Medicare Wants Power to Ban Harmful Prescribers

January 8, 2014

From Plan B to Part D, another controversial medical scenario.

Rebecca Solnit: Resisting Monoculture

January 7, 2014

A response to Grist: It’s not about the buses, or, why San Franciscans don’t love Silicon Valley.

Robert Reich: The Year of the Great Redistribution

January 7, 2014

How wage reductions made 2013 the year of redistribution (upward of course).

Tom Engelhardt: American Jihad 2014

January 6, 2014

Until you enter their orders and rise into their secret world, there is such a thing as too-much knowledge.

Teow Lim Goh: The Limits of Charity

January 6, 2014

Disasters may be natural, but who survives and who suffers most is often political.

Marian Wang: How College Pricing is Like Holiday Retail Sales

January 3, 2014

Retail discounting arrives to higher education, with negative consequences.

Colin Kinniburgh: Honoring Two Luminaries of Decolonization

January 2, 2014

A recent production of Aimé Césaire’s A Season in the Congo demonstrated the play’s tragic resonance. One wishes the story was further from truth.

Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein: Caught Up in a Medicare Fraud

January 2, 2014

Either Joyce Heap was being given expensive medications for conditions she didn’t have or something sinister was going on.

Richard Falk: The International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

January 2, 2014

A little noted initiative by the United Nations sparks hope for a just and sustainable peace in the region.