Why Republican congressmen want to tax college students to pay down the deficit.
At this year’s Gay Pride march in Paris, homophobia has its own flag.
In the prisoner-guard relationship, there’s no such thing as consensual sex.
Vocabulary for life in the surveillance state.
On Taksim, tear gas, and loving a tyrant because he feeds you.
He leaned back into his driver’s seat, closed his eyes, and waited to feel something for the dead man.
Contrary to what critics say, immigration reform will reap economic benefits for all Americans.
What a whistleblower thinks a fellow whistleblower might have thought.
The temp workers who power giant corporations are getting crushed.
A play-by-play of Wendy Davis’s filibuster, and why it made such great, heartening, and depressing absurdity TV.
The protests in Turkey, and the government’s response, highlight a problem more complex than a single micro-managing autocrat.
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.
Dino Buzzati’s masterpiece of sports journalism, an account of the 1949 Giro d’Italia, has been unjustly forgotten.
How Silicon Valley is running the world, and destroying San Francisco.
While the world waits for reform, the Taxcast looks at how some countries are finding creative ways around the current global tax system.
We’re not moving toward a surveillance state; we live in the heart of one.
Some people like ideas, others like motion, some like one woman, others roam.
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?
Two nations, two dreams, one Pacific
An investigation into dozens of potentially wrongful convictions could affect top New York State judges and lawyers.
Tomas Hachard talks with the award-winning poet about ‘border poetry,’ cultural access, and the politics of writing about nature.
Poet Jaswinder Bolina discusses writing about race, the process of being translated, and more.
Will the Republican Party ever learn from its mistakes?
An Inspector General’s report faults Medicare for not tracking abuses in prescriptions.
Margarethe von Trotta’s biopic yields an insight that’s fresher than “the banality of evil,” and just as true.
The U.S. military and the unraveling of Africa.
How the government can get your digital data.
Oregon’s liberal mecca was made white by explicitly bigoted laws, and its hometown satire white-washes race relations.
Nothing could prepare me for America.
The five uncontrollable urges of a secrecy-surveillance world.
In praise of darkness (and light).
Top prosecutor must testify in wrongful conviction case.
Remember. You are already Vietnamese.
The teen crime ring that robbed Hollywood’s starlets, and the infinite media loops who love them.
Guernica‘s staff brings you their favorite writing on race, in America and beyond.
On being asked to speak for a whole community and region rather than yourself.
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.
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.
The future of U.S. security depends on freeing Bradley Manning, not punishing him.
Job creation has stalled since the Great Recession but there’s plenty to be done to change that.