Chase Madar: The Folly of Arming IsraelFebruary 2014
Why America should stop arming Israel to the teeth.
Pratap Chatterjee: The World of SurveillanceFebruary 2014
Imagine that you could wander unseen through a city, observing everything.
Elisa Biagini: A World Reinvented Through PoetryFebruary 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 PalestineFebruary 2014
Life under occupation in Hany Alu-Assad's Omar.
Thomas Larson: The Fearless Oratory of Christopher HitchensFebruary 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 ProfiteersFebruary 2014
Watching insurance companies fight every local public option to the death.
Jay Walljasper: How Urban Design Helps or Hinders the Health of the CommonsFebruary 2014
Aspiring to that proverbial cup of sugar borrowed from a neighbor.
Lois Beckett: The PTSD Crisis That’s Being IgnoredFebruary 2014
Not all trauma happens in Afghanistan.
Tom Engelhardt: Ending the World the Human WayFebruary 2014
The story of all stories is barely in the news.
Robert Reich: Why There’s No OutcryFebruary 2014
At some point, working people, students, and the broad public will have had enough.
Ece Temelkuran: Revolutionary NiceBy Ece Temelkuran
Free Expression: The surprising weapon of the Taksim Gezi Park protests: a cheery disposition.
Jessica Pishko: The News from San Quentin, Part 2January 2014
Free Expression: Crime and punishment and “disapproved content.”
Ellen Cantarow: The Frontlines of FrackingJanuary 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-alongJanuary 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 1January 2014
Free Expression: A paper in the hands of every inmate.
Greg Grandin: The Two Faces of EmpireJanuary 2014
From whales to seals, and now to dolphins, our insatiable appetite for power.
Fawz Kabra: On Jowhara AlSaud’s Dual CensorshipJanuary 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 MonsterJanuary 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 PlateauJanuary 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 DataJanuary 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 AssaultsJanuary 2014
Prosecution is rare in sexual assault cases involving correctional officers.
Laura Gottesdiener: Now You See MeJanuary 2014
Celebrating the new year with the Zapatista movement.
Win Bassett: Pens in the PenJanuary 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 RichJanuary 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 YearJanuary 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 CollideJanuary 2014
Mohsin Hamid and Akhil Sharma's conversation about writing, literary labels, and how illness challenges narrative.