Kaya Genç: The Political Color Wheel

November 2013

In Turkey, different colors have long been associated with particular beliefs. Most recently, a rainbow coalition has spread across the country.

Peter Van Buren: Ramblin’ Man

November 2013

John Kerry is a figure of his times (and that's not a good thing).

Robert Reich: Why Washington Is Cutting Safety Nets When Most Americans Are Still in the Great Recession

November 2013

Washington pulls support as Americans continue to suffer from the recession.

Charles Ornstein: Health Policy Canceled?

November 2013

What we know and don’t know about Obamacare’s effect on individual health insurance policies.

Rachel Breen: Art for Everyone’s Sake

November 2013

Notes on creativity as a commons.

Editors’ Picks: Halloween Reads

October 2013

Spooky reading recommendations from the editors at Guernica on the things that terrify us: from Edith Wharton's ghosts to rotting elevator salmon.

Jay Walljasper: Are Bike Lanes a White Thing?

October 2013

The future of bike lanes in African-American neighborhoods.

A.C. Thompson: Elderly, At Risk, and Haphazardly Protected

October 2013

How assisted living went from humane solution to multibillion-dollar industry.

Jeremy Scahill: Perpetual War

October 2013

The question all Americans must ask themselves lingers painfully: How does a war like this ever end?

Charles Ornstein: Should Hospital Ratings Be Embraced—or Despised?

October 2013

One year after Hurricane Sandy and one month into Obamacare, what is the status of our medical facilities?

Bill McKibben: X-Ray of a Flagging Presidency

October 2013

Will Obama block the Keystone pipeline or just keep bending?

Aditi Sriram: Watch

October 2013

Qawwali, the enchanting song of the Sufis, still possesses the devotees of the Nizamuddin Auliya shrine in Delhi.

Robert Reich: The Democrat’s Version of Health Insurance Would Have Been Cheaper, Simpler, and More Popular

October 2013

So why did we enact the Republican version, and why are they so upset?

Madeline Felix: Where the Past is Just the Past

October 2013

To my parents, Vietnam was a war; to me, it was a country. Reflections on conflict and memory following the death of General Vo Nguyen Giap.

Richard Falk: Malala and Eartha Kitt — Words that Matter

October 2013

How to behave when you get your invitation to the White House.

Taxcast: Swiss Redistribution and a David and Goliath Story

October 2013

In October’s taxcast, Swiss villagers shift a mining giant’s profits to humanitarian projects.

Emma Myers: The Way of the Flesh

October 2013

On class, intimacy, and the uses of the body in Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Color.

Andrew Bacevich: Isolationism, Always and Everywhere

October 2013

A long history of isolationism at The New York Times.

Kim Barker: Dark Money Groups Pay $1 Million in Fines in California Case

October 2013

Koch-connected dark money groups face largest fine in California history of campaign finance.

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad: On Monsterphilia and Assad

October 2013

The problems with the “anti-imperialist” position on Syria.

Tom Engelhardt: Why Washington Can’t Stop

October 2013

The coming era of tiny wars and micro-conflicts.

Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer: Claim of “Attacks Thwarted” by NSA Spreads Despite Lack of Evidence

October 2013

The oft-cited number is 54, but there’s no evidence that it is accurate.

Daniel Alarcón: The Scar, Not the Wound

October 2013

The novelist talks with Jamilah King about what it took to start over from scratch with his latest book, At Night We Walk in Circles.

Peter Beck: Flavor Factory

October 2013

Jason wishes he were in Hawaii, and keeps his surf instructor's business card on his desk. Grace tests chemical samples for purity and remembers how much she hated communist Poland. Bob thinks about all the odors rising from the factory floor, but misses his favorite one.

Marian Wang: George Washington University Has for Years Claimed to be ‘Need-Blind.’ It’s Not.

October 2013

How aware are universities about being need-aware? How blind are they to being need-blind?

Joe Winkler: Objectified

October 2013

Why the “protectors” of Banksy’s public works in New York are getting it all wrong.

Charles Ornstein: A Tale of Two Obamacares — Which Is Right?

October 2013

Critics of the Affordable Care Act rollout say its technology problems are overwhelming. Defenders point to the states, where the health insurance marketplaces seem to be working.

Corey Zeller: Dead Money — Pfizer, Cisco, and Other Value Traps

October 2013

No one knew they’d have to cut off their tongues to keep those little machines of fire going.

Tomas Hachard: Against Closure

October 2013

How Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave accomplishes what other films have not.

Cora Currier: Drone Makers Gather to Defend Their Much-Maligned Machines

October 2013

A dispatch from the conference of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems.

William Astore: The Business of America is War

October 2013

When it comes to war, we are all customers and consumers.

Francisco Cantú: Refuge, Part III

October 2013

Part 3, Withdrawal: How a system of neglect endangered the lives of asylum seekers in the Netherlands.

Catherine O’Flynn: What Remains of Us

October 2013

Catherine O'Flynn talks with Rob Sharp about the connection between humor and tragedy, the places we look for happiness, and why she set her novel in a British shopping mall.

Mattea Kramer & Jo Comerford: The Shutdown in Perspective

October 2013

What the essentials and nonessentials of the government shutdown reveal about Washington's problems.

Francisco Cantú: Refuge, Part II

October 2013

Part 2, Presence: Exploring life and death amongst asylum seekers whose applications were rejected by the Dutch government in this second part of a three-part series.

Robin Yassin-Kassab: Revolutionary Gardening

October 2013

The future of their country remains undetermined, but Syrians are beginning to plant seeds.

Richard Falk: Post-Intervention Libya—A Militia State

October 2013

The trouble in Libya and how we helped it happen.

Francisco Cantú: Refuge, Part I

October 2013

Part 1, Reception: Asylum seekers face red-tape, indifference, and murder in the first of a three-part series on the Dutch asylum system.

Michael T. Klare: Fossil Fuel Euphoria — Hallelujah, Oil and Gas Forever!

October 2013

What America's sudden boom in energy production and fossil fuel reserves means for the planet.

Theodoric Meyer: What Happened After Congress Passed a Climate Change Law? Very Little.

October 2013

Congress finally attempts to tackle climate change, but with mixed results.