Assisted living facilities are meant to preserve a patient’s independence and dignity. The reality is often far more desperate.
With intervention out of favor, American foreign policy is returning to “the great game” of great power politics.
The U.S. is at war with Al Qaeda and “associated forces.” But the government won’t say who those forces are.
Living in a one-superpower world (or Edward Snowden vs. Robert Seldon Lady)
Why the term “amnesty” gets hurled at undocumented workers while plenty of corporate lawbreakers escape legal penalties.
A measure to end one NSA program was just defeated in the House by a surprisingly narrow margin. Here are other proposals on the table.
As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s famed speech approaches, give in to the power of dreaming and “the fierce urgency of now.”
The global jihad sees the Syrian conflict as its principal front.
It’s all about personality.
“George Packer’s The Unwinding details the bitter realities of a stagnant economy, but leaves no room for malaise.”
Already, his face was remote, fleeing her.
“What grows best in the heat: fantasy, unreason, lust.”
The appointment of the first openly gay U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic presents both risks and opportunities.
Ideas on how to hold corporations accountable from the OECD, Japan, Mexico, and others.
What we still don’t know about the agency’s internet surveillance.
A city’s downfall highlights the unprecedented income segregation that exists in the U.S. today.
An intervew with the Jameel Jaffer, the Director of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy, about surveillance, privacy, and the importance of “meta data.”
For Trayvon, Marissa, and Jordan.
Your house may sit on top of a hill, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be forced to buy flood insurance.
A letter to Edward Snowden
It is time we reexamined the tax subsidy to corporate executives.
No one’s laughing in a global security state.
When taking prescription drugs, a lot is left unknown.
In the age of K Street, soft money, and safe seats, it’s tempting to abandon our political institutions and shout down our opponents. Here’s why we shouldn’t.
The making of the U.S. surveillance state, 1898-2020.
The army admits to losing records and preventing veterans from obtaining disability benefits.
The problem with the “but this is the law” response.
Camille Gage talks to poet and performer Douglas Kearney about poetry as painting, painting as performance, and the coexistence of mediums.
California inmates may be given the same treatment as Guantanamo detainees.
An irreverent sample of “Strange Fruit” would signify a takedown of not only a great American jazz standard, but of a crucial civil rights work as well. You can probably tell what’s coming next.
How to turn the U.S.-Mexico border into a war zone.
Chavez is dead and Ahmadinejad is out of office, but the ties that bind Venezuela and Iran are still strong.
A look at how much aid the US gives to Egypt, where the money goes, and who decides how it’s spent.
Why are sensible Republicans who care about governing being silent?
Violent right-wing extremism doesn’t scare Americans.
“An interview with David R. Maidment, an advisor to FEMA.”
A conversation between poets about writing place, time, technology, and transformation.
A defendant’s faulty memory tests the boundaries of credibility.
If you’re reporting on the U.S. military, always expect evasion.
In its latest abdication, the EPA hands over the Wyoming Fracking Study to a drilling company.