Robert Reich: Who to Tax, Polluters or Students?

July 2013

Why Republican congressmen want to tax college students to pay down the deficit.

Jacqueline Feldman: Pride in Paris

July 2013

At this year's Gay Pride march in Paris, homophobia has its own flag.

Joaquin Sapien: Boys in Custody and the Women Who Abuse Them

July 2013

In the prisoner-guard relationship, there's no such thing as consensual sex.

Tom Engelhardt: The Dictionary of the Global War on You (GWOY)

July 2013

Vocabulary for life in the surveillance state.

Jennifer MacKenzie: Waiting for Ataturk

July 2013

On Taksim, tear gas, and loving a tyrant because he feeds you.

Ethel Rohan: Goodnight Nobody

July 2013

He leaned back into his driver’s seat, closed his eyes, and waited to feel something for the dead man.

Robert Reich: The Truth About Immigration Reform and the Economy

July 2013

Contrary to what critics say, immigration reform will reap economic benefits for all Americans.

Peter Van Buren: Edward Snowden’s Long Flight

July 2013

What a whistleblower thinks a fellow whistleblower might have thought.

Michael Grabell: The Expendables

July 2013

The temp workers who power giant corporations are getting crushed.

Rachel Riederer: Texas Hold Up

By Rachel Riederer
June 2013

A play-by-play of Wendy Davis’s filibuster, and why it made such great, heartening, and depressing absurdity TV.

Patrick Wrigley: Menace to Society

By Patrick Wrigley
June 2013

The protests in Turkey, and the government’s response, highlight a problem more complex than a single micro-managing autocrat.

Nikole Hannah-Jones: Affirmative Action Refocused

June 2013

Following the Fisher v. University of Texas ruling, some call for class-based affirmative action. However, critics warn that may be the end of black and Latino representation in American colleges.

Genevieve Walker: Maglia Ciclamino—Dino Buzzati’s Giro d’Italia

June 2013

Dino Buzzati’s masterpiece of sports journalism, an account of the 1949 Giro d’Italia, has been unjustly forgotten.

Rebecca Solnit: Welcome to the (Don’t Be) Evil Empire

June 2013

How Silicon Valley is running the world, and destroying San Francisco.

Taxcast: The G8 Summit Takes on Tax Havens

June 2013

While the world waits for reform, the Taxcast looks at how some countries are finding creative ways around the current global tax system.

Trevor Paglen: Turnkey Tyranny, Surveillance and the Terror State

By Trevor Paglen
June 2013

We’re not moving toward a surveillance state; we live in the heart of one.

Nathalie Handal: Last Night in San Pedro de Macorís

June 2013

Some people like ideas, others like motion, some like one woman, others roam.

Chip Ward: Trek West for the Big Picture

June 2013

By now you know that you woke up this morning on an overheated planet of slums threatened by ecological collapse. So let’s get right to the point: what do we do about it?

Pepe Escobar: The Chimerica Dream

June 2013

Two nations, two dreams, one Pacific

Joaquin Sapien: Will Probe of Cop’s Cases Extend to Prosecutors?

June 2013

An investigation into dozens of potentially wrongful convictions could affect top New York State judges and lawyers.

Sherwin Bitsui: Sounds Like Water

June 2013

Tomas Hachard talks with the award-winning poet about 'border poetry,' cultural access, and the politics of writing about nature.

Jaswinder Bolina: Avoiding the Obvious

June 2013

Poet Jaswinder Bolina discusses writing about race, the process of being translated, and more.

Robert Reich: Why the GOP Can’t Learn

June 2013

Will the Republican Party ever learn from its mistakes?

Tracy Weber, Charles Ornstein and Jennifer LaFleur: ‘Extreme’ Prescribers

June 2013

An Inspector General's report faults Medicare for not tracking abuses in prescriptions.

Jillian Steinhauer: Hannah Arendt’s Passionate Thinking

June 2013

Margarethe von Trotta’s biopic yields an insight that’s fresher than “the banality of evil,” and just as true.

Nick Turse: The Terror Diaspora

June 2013

The U.S. military and the unraveling of Africa.

Theodoric Meyer and Peter Maass: No Warrant, No Problem

June 2013

How the government can get your digital data.

Kiran Herbert: Portland and Portlandia, Two Worlds of Whiteness

June 2013

Oregon’s liberal mecca was made white by explicitly bigoted laws, and its hometown satire white-washes race relations.

Ikhide Ikheloa: Notes from my Middle Passage

June 2013

Nothing could prepare me for America.

Tom Engelhardt: The Making of a Global Security State

June 2013

The five uncontrollable urges of a secrecy-surveillance world.

Rebecca Solnit: The Far North of Experience

June 2013

In praise of darkness (and light).

Joaquin Sapien: Objection Overruled

June 2013

Top prosecutor must testify in wrongful conviction case.

Ocean Vuong: I Remember Anyway

By Ocean Vuong
June 2013

Remember. You are already Vietnamese.

Leah Carroll: They Wanted Beautiful, Gorgeous Things

June 2013

The teen crime ring that robbed Hollywood’s starlets, and the infinite media loops who love them.

Editors’ Picks: Reading About Race

June 2013

Guernica's staff brings you their favorite writing on race, in America and beyond.

Zahir Janmohamed: Writer of Color

By Zahir Janmohamed
June 2013

On being asked to speak for a whole community and region rather than yourself.

Caroline Cooper: The Act of Seeing The Act of Killing

June 2013

A new documentary on Indonesia’s 1965-66 anti-communist genocide is taking the international festival circuit by storm. But in the country that most needs to see it, the film is underground, its crew largely anonymous.

Michael Grabell: Walmart Accepted Clothing from Banned Bangladesh Factories

June 2013

The world's largest retailer last month released a list of more than two hundred factories it said it had barred from producing its merchandise.

Chase Madar: How Dystopian Secrecy Contributes to Clueless Wars

June 2013

The future of U.S. security depends on freeing Bradley Manning, not punishing him.

Robert Reich: A National Economic Strategy For Better Jobs

June 2013

Job creation has stalled since the Great Recession but there's plenty to be done to change that.