Patrick Cockburn: Why Washington’s War on Terror FailedAugust 2014
The underrated Saudi connection.
Kareem James Abu-Zeid: A Search for Justice and Expansive IdentitiesAugust 2014
Nathalie Handal talks to Kareem James Abu-Zeid about translating the Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish and conveying the layered politics and fluid identities found in his work.
A.C. Thompson: Michael Brown’s Dueling AutopsiesAugust 2014
An autopsy by Michael Baden is only the beginning as teams of specialists study the body of 18-year-old African American killed by police
Lawrence Wilkerson: Call TehranAugust 2014
Colin Powell's former adviser says the solution to the crisis in Iraq is to craft a new balance of power
William J. Astore: The American Cult of BombingAugust 2014
Why you should expect more bombs to be dropped everywhere.
Joaquin Sapien: New York City Will Pay $10 MillionAugust 2014
How revelations about the prosecution of Jabbar Collins, who served 15 years for a murder he did not commit, helped to bring down longtime Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes
Matthew Harwood: To Terrify and OccupyAugust 2014
Are cops being turned into counterinsurgents?
Robert Reich: The Disease of American DemocracyAugust 2014
Why Americans are sick of politics.
Eduardo Galeano: Century of DisasterAugust 2014
The Uruguayan writer on riddles, lies, and lives.
Charles Ornstein: Government Will Withhold One-Third of the Records from Database of Physician PaymentsAugust 2014
Many payments to doctors made by pharmaceutical companies will not be included in the public release of the database next month.
Nathan Bradley Bethea: Echoes of Blackwater in Ferguson, MissouriAugust 2014
A veteran of Afghanistan on the botched militarization of the Ferguson police.
Lou Dubose: Neocons Wrong AgainAugust 2014
For Iraq War architects like William Kristol, the answer is always "war without an end."
Yasmin El-Rifae: The Air Was Hot with Hysterical NationalismAugust 2014
A year after the Raba’a massacre in Cairo, one writer struggles to redraw her relationship to the city.
Lou Dubose: Genuflecting On The Campaign TrailAugust 2014
When Republican hopefuls court the Christian Right.
Heather Vogell: Cracking Down on Two Schools’ Use of RestraintsAugust 2014
Investigators found a systematic breakdown in how educators at the schools employed restraints and seclusions.
Jess Row: Native SonsAugust 2014
A straight white American man on loving James Baldwin and learning to write about race.
Seth Freed Wessler: When Freedom Summer Landed in White America’s Living RoomsAugust 2014
An iconic civil rights print hung in one rural Maine home and helped shape a family’s commitment to justice.
Sandy Tolan: Blown Chances in GazaAugust 2014
For the last eight years, Israel and the U.S. have chosen war, with devastating consequences for the families of Gaza.
Aditya Mani Jha: Revenge of the Offence CollectorsAugust 2014
An Indian politician retaliates against religious offenses by compiling his own, even more blasphemous, thoughts on religion.
Xiaolu Guo: I Am ChinaAugust 2014
Flash Fiction: Now, dearest Queen, let me be direct—why I’m writing to you? I need your help in this country.
Jeff Larson and Mike Tigas: Leaked Docs Show Spyware Used to Snoop on U.S. ComputersAugust 2014
Leaked files reveal surveillance of U.S. computers carried out by a private company.
Robert Reich: The Rebirth of Stockholder Capitalism?August 2014
How shareholder capitalism has replaced stakeholder capitalism.
Kaya Genç: Turkey’s Unofficial ReferendumAugust 2014
On Sunday, Turkey will elect a president by direct popular vote for the first time, choosing between drastically different visions for their political system.
Atef Abu Saif: We’re OK in GazaAugust 2014
Dispatch from Gaza: What is there to do but push back with a bit of stubborn strength, scratch at the thing with your bare fingernails, while your veins still have blood in them?
Nick Turse: As a Man-Made Famine Looms, Christmas Comes Early to South SudanAugust 2014
The limits of America’s African experiment in nation building.
Laura Kasinof: Between Tradition and ModernityAugust 2014
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Georgians turned en masse to religion. Today, the Orthodox Church’s conservative beliefs are clashing with the country’s increasingly close ties to the EU.
David Morris: Republicans Wreck Their Own Principles on HighwaysAugust 2014
It's fine to slash Medicare, mail delivery, and student aid, just don't make drivers pay for roads.
Mona Abu Sharekh: Without WordsAugust 2014
Dispatch from Gaza: A diary entry describes one hour of a sleepless night during the fighting.
Noam Chomsky: How Many Minutes to Midnight?August 2014
On the nuclear weapons era, or the true end of the beginning.
Geoff Watkinson: Empathy and Infrastructure for Mental Health CareAugust 2014
How to wean our mental health system off a diet of pills and insufficient medical access.