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.

Robert Reich: The New Tribalism and the Decline of the Nation State

March 2014

America is divided by tribes. So is the rest of the world.

Nina Martin: In Healthcare Suit Against Catholic Bishops, the Specter of an Early Defeat

March 2014

The ACLU’s case against the U.S. Bishops Conference could be thwarted on procedural grounds.

Tom Engelhardt: Advice Too Secret To Ignore

March 2014

Col. Manners answers your questions on national security.

Charles Ornstein: Ad Endorsing da Vinci Robot Violated U of Illinois Policies

March 2014

When surgical team members endorsed the robot in an ad, controversy ensued.

Rebecca Miller: The Fly’s the Writer

March 2014

The writer and filmmaker talks to Anita Sethi about the roles of magic, humor, and research in her new novel, Jacob's Folly.

Jay Walljasper: Lessons to Learn From Finland’s Top-Ranked Schools

March 2014

Finland ranks highest in global education because teachers rank highest in society.

Lewis H. Lapham: Crowd Control

March 2014

Political revolt and the accumulation of more.

Kim Barker and Theodoric Meyer: Who Controls the Kochs’ Political Network?

March 2014

Obscure limited liability companies have ultimate say over the Koch network’s nonprofits, which spend hundreds of millions of dollars to advance conservative causes.

Lincoln Michel: Lush Rot

March 2014

American South: Flannery O’Connor, True Detective, Southern hip-hop, and the gnarled roots of Southern Gothic.