No amount of packaging can change what we already know about Mitt Romney.
The NFL has made its fans complicit in Roger Goodell’s union-busting.
Joe McCarthy would understand today’s Islamophobia.
For one, Americans are finally beginning to see how radical the GOP is becoming.
A look inside Pamela Geller’s 9/11 “Stop Islamization of Nations” conference reveals apocalyptic language, racial paranoia, and surprising links to the political mainstream.
Forget Mitt Romney, can the president make it to November 7?
Can we balance free speech and privacy with basic decency in online communities?
The election’s not over yet, and rumors of Romney’s demise are premature.
In this Q&A, surgeon Marty Makary talks about his new book Unaccountable and explains why patient harm persists, and what to do about it.
A vision of citizenship expressed in Obama’s convention speech might signal a new direction for his administration–and the country.
The evolving field of ecopsychology aims to cure what ails us by bridging the human-nature rift.
This Thursday, brave the beautiful autumn weather to hear the poets featured in the 25th edition of The Best American Poetry read their work.
What Mitt Romney’s 47-percent comment means.
Protests in Bahrain have been largely ignored in Western media, but they shouldn’t be.
Doug Saunders’s new book fights fears about “the Islamization of America” with historical and sociological fact, but slippery terminology gets in the way.
This autumn, four states will have the chance to become the first to defeat a same-sex marriage ban.
Artist Chad Wys gives us a peek into the music he listens to while he works.
Unemployment, immigration, women’s rights—the list of Romney-Ryan’s failings goes on and on.
It’s the first anniversary of the Occupy movement, and there is much to look forward to.
War has become a sort of American monopoly–but the American people don’t seem to know, or care.
Shifting healthcare costs to the workers is not the answer.
As negotiations between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union continue, one teacher tells her school’s strike story in pictures.
The Great Lakes are a commons, not a commodity to be sold to the highest bidder.
A history of Romney’s business.
Newly minted Oxford American editor Roger D. Hodge discusses the role of an editor, finding a form, and the newsstand’s allure.
After warning the U.S. about the deficit, rating agencies are now concerned that “fiscal cliff” cuts will be too steep.
Because of big banks’ poor performance, approximately 800,000 homeowners missed out on mortgage modifications.
Our editors highlight some worthy books to start off the fall.
The debate on the campaign trail has focused on Obama’s past economic policies, but the real question is what will be done after January.
What the all-you-can-eat buffet tells us about misguided nostalgia, overcoming privation, and the RNC.
In the wake of New York Fashion Week, former model Jennifer Sky calls for the inclusion of models in the SAG-AFTRA union and an end to the exploitation of underage workers.
Obama’s speech was missing the one thing it needed most: an economic plan.
Despite what Kakutani says, Smith’s new novel is not "Mrs. Dalloway Lite."
Clinton’s speech has given Americans just what they need: facts.
The most important news won’t be anything coming from the Democratic National Convention.
There are heartening signs of improved relations between the civil and military arms of Turkey’s government, but much work remains.
In Berlin, the photographer’s fascination with separation and unity has unexpected resonance.
A history of the concept of the commonwealth in American politics sheds some light on who exactly is the we in We Built It.
Despite years of talk about American withdrawal from Afghanistan, the number of military bases there has steadily expanded.
With penalties laughably low, what should we expect but continued criminal activity on the part of corporations?
Justin Elliott: Watergate Journalist Carl Bernstein Spoke at Event Supporting Iranian ‘Terrorist’ GroupSeptember 4, 2012
Bernstein was paid $12,000 for remarks in which he challenged the State Department to show evidence the Mujahadin-e Khalq should still be designated a terrorist organization.
Income inequality is one of the most pressing issues facing the country, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the RNC in Tampa.
A provision of the Voting Rights Act, which requires districts with a history of suppressing minority votes to get federal approval of new voting laws, may be headed to the Supreme Court.
Back from Iraq, a veteran meditates on the past, present, and future of American warfare, and the small creek in Virginia where they all flow together.
A state pension rule passed in 2010 could make it more difficult for sitting governors to run for federal office.
London won its Olympic bid based on a promise to reinvigorate the nation’s interest in sport—now, after the Games, Parliament has to deliver the funds
How are patently false statements permissible in political ads?
Hurricane Isaac may end up reminding voters of the legacy of George W. Bush.
How quickly will the U.S. leave Afghanistan?
The campaign is glutted with anonymous money because of loose FEC oversight, and the Commission is unlikely to become more assertive anytime soon.
Every campaign is guilty of exaggerations, but Romney’s lies are another thing altogether.
How an American disaster paved the way for Big Oil’s rise—and possible fall—in Iraq.
TaxCast: Capital Flight in Africa and Europe, Usain Bolt’s Taxes, and Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson on InequalityAugust 24, 2012
Capital flight in Africa and now in Europe, Olympian Usain Bolt fails to champion his tax affairs, and Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson on tax and inequality.
The director of the Arab Association of New York talks with Meaghan Winter about mosque monitoring, civil liberties, and kids asking ‘why do they hate us?’
Drawing on documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission, here’s your guide to how 501(c)(4) groups have used their tax status for purposes the law never intended.
Todd Akin’s comments highlight the danger of letting ideology create facts instead of the other way around.
In its stance on everything from Medicaid to millionaires, the new Republican platform shows the growing extremism within the party.
Introducing the so-called bold, marvelous, and much-needed Ryan-Romney economic plan.
Are we in the midst of a fundamental geopolitical shift?
In response to the Wisconsin and Aurora shootings, a writer reflects on communal responsibility, gun violence, and American understandings of difference.
Before there was mansplaining, there was Rebecca Solnit’s 2008 critique of male arrogance. Reprinted here with a new introduction.
Romney’s alleged 13% tax rate violates the core principles of tax fairness and equal sacrifice.
A decade after John Reed’s Orwell parody was released, it still feels current, and, perhaps, even more relevant than before.
A guide to disaster at home and abroad.
Received wisdom aside, good customer service is easier to come by at government agencies than many private businesses.
What’s next for the Oxford American now that founder Marc Smirnoff has been fired?
Two conservative non-profits have poured $60 million into the presidential race, far outspending the super-PACS.
Mitt Romney has charged that the Affordable Care Act will make massive cuts in Medicare. Is he right?
How two administrations and both parties made illegality the American way of life.
Senior FTC official said it was looking into the Google privacy issue before any articles were published about the case.
Southwest Detroit has defied the stereotype of urban decay.
Instead of using her closing statement to express remorse, Yekaterina Samutsevich of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot talked about Putin, power, and the subversive potential of images.
By selecting Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney has provided a stark contrast for voters.
The rush to mine Canada’s bitumen deposits has created modern-day boomtowns. This summer one of them lost its oldest bar.
Robert Reich returns from vacation strongly in favor of vacations.
The election year outsourcing that no one’s talking about.
Don’t harass me on my email, don’t stalk me on the apps that I use, says Crystal Harris after receiving a pop-up message asking her to share her email with the Romney campaign.
Instead of being laboratories for new practices, many charter schools have become for-profit enterprises with poor report cards.
After Sunday’s shootings, Sikh Americans in Milwaukee and elsewhere need and deserve an informed response.
Remembering a critic who knew there was good art and bad art, and wanted us to know the difference.