Chase Madar: The Folly of Arming Israel

February 2014

Why America should stop arming Israel to the teeth.

Pratap Chatterjee: The World of Surveillance

February 2014

Imagine that you could wander unseen through a city, observing everything.

Elisa Biagini: A World Reinvented Through Poetry

February 2014

Nathalie Handal talks to the Italian poet about her sometimes disturbing imagery and how her work helps us decipher the world.

Richard Falk: Uncovering Occupied Palestine

February 2014

Life under occupation in Hany Alu-Assad's Omar.

Thomas Larson: The Fearless Oratory of Christopher Hitchens

February 2014

The relationship between Hitchens’ written and public voices illustrates the potential of the social author.

Rudy Koshar: What Should Haunt Us About World War I?

February 2014

Millions of Europeans saw World War I as a positive thing.

David Morris: Can Cities Lead the Way in Reversing Inequality?

February 2014

Living wage laws, foreclosure reforms, and public banks show promise.

Barbara Garson: The Public-Private Profiteers

February 2014

Watching insurance companies fight every local public option to the death.

Jay Walljasper: How Urban Design Helps or Hinders the Health of the Commons

February 2014

Aspiring to that proverbial cup of sugar borrowed from a neighbor.

Lois Beckett: The PTSD Crisis That’s Being Ignored

February 2014

Not all trauma happens in Afghanistan.

Tom Engelhardt: Ending the World the Human Way

February 2014

The story of all stories is barely in the news.

Robert Reich: Why There’s No Outcry

February 2014

At some point, working people, students, and the broad public will have had enough.

Ece Temelkuran: Revolutionary Nice

By Ece Temelkuran
February 2014

Free Expression: The surprising weapon of the Taksim Gezi Park protests: a cheery disposition.

Jessica Pishko: The News from San Quentin, Part 2

January 2014

Free Expression: Crime and punishment and “disapproved content.”

Ellen Cantarow: The Frontlines of Fracking

January 2014

What if fracking came to a town near you?

Xiaolu Guo: Why Do We Still Pretend We Are Free?

January 2014

Free Expression: The writer and filmmaker on her encounters with commercial censorship.

Nell Boeschenstein: A Pete Seeger Sing-along

January 2014

A playlist for remembering the singer and activist who could turn an audience into a choir.

Jessica Pishko: The News From San Quentin, Part 1

January 2014

Free Expression: A paper in the hands of every inmate.

Greg Grandin: The Two Faces of Empire

January 2014

From whales to seals, and now to dolphins, our insatiable appetite for power.

Fawz Kabra: On Jowhara AlSaud’s Dual Censorship

January 2014

Free Expression: A studio visit shows how the photographer obscures her images in order to reveal.

Matthew Salesses: Inside the Inside of the Green Monster

January 2014

Then she did hear something, a scratching deep inside the walls, like something was trapped in there.

Emily Strasser: Signal Fires on the Tibetan Plateau

January 2014

Free Expression: What happens to a tethered windhorse? To a prayer stuck in your throat? On self-immolation in Tibet.

Charles Ornstein: Some Predictions on How Medicare Will Release Physician Payment Data

January 2014

The government’s announcement that it will begin releasing the data seems to have ticked off both supporters and opponents of broader transparency in medicine.

Joaquin Sapien: Guards May Be Responsible for Half of Prison Sexual Assaults

January 2014

Prosecution is rare in sexual assault cases involving correctional officers.

Laura Gottesdiener: Now You See Me

January 2014

Celebrating the new year with the Zapatista movement.

Win Bassett: Pens in the Pen

January 2014

A former prosecutor reflects on wrongful convictions, Damien Echols's memoir, and the importance of prison arts programs.

David Morris: Republican Principles Depend on What’s Best for the Rich

January 2014

A stark look at class warfare in Congress.

Theodoric Meyer and T. Christian Miller: Schumer Calls on Drug Makers to Add Safety Devices to Children’s Medicines Within a Year

January 2014

It's not just baby bottles, but safety bottles that keep a child safe.

Tom Engelhardt: The Golden Age of Journalism?

January 2014

What if it's not a decline in (print) journalism, but a rebirth of new (new) journalism?

Akhil Sharma: When Despair and Tenderness Collide

January 2014

Mohsin Hamid and Akhil Sharma's conversation about writing, literary labels, and how illness challenges narrative.