Tag: america

David Morris: Republican Principles Depend on What’s Best for the Rich

January 2014

A stark look at class warfare in Congress.

Lewis Lapham: Laughing into Darkness

December 2013

Why humor saves, with help from Twain.

Millions of Americans Are Strange

November 2013

Frank pays John to meet him at a hotel when Frank is in town so John can tie him up and leave him alone like that for eight to ten hours.

Kim Barker: ‘America Is Not Stupid’ Wins IRS Recognition as Tax-Exempt Nonprofit

October 2013

The group spent over $125,000 on election campaigns in 2012, but that was not enough for the IRS to deny their application.

Lewis Lapham: Raiding Conciousness

December 2012

Why the War on Drugs is a War on Human Nature.

Stealing Liberties

September 2012

Pulitzer Prize winner David Shipler on why bad guys deserve rights, how small-town officials wield big-time power, and why Obama has been bad for the Constitution.

The End of Gore Vidal

August 2012

The iconoclastic leftist and novelist discusses the rage that fueled him, and how he felt about his coming end alongside the ruin of America.

High Schools, or How to Be Asian American

July 2012

After my parents were divorced I fell in love with the ugliest girl in my white high school. This was what I believed—the love part, I mean; the ugly part was true.

Tom Engelhardt: America as a Shining Drone Upon a Hill

May 2012

On staring death in the face and not noticing.

Mark Dowie: On the Fly Podcast: Todd Gitlin On America’s Divine Exceptionalism

February 2011
  The inaugural episode of Guernica editor-at-large Mark Dowie’s interview series features sociologist Todd Gitlin, who argues that the relationship between America and Israel is steeped in the belief that both nations were “chosen” by God.

Forecast For Today

December 2009

These twelve photographs reveal a sublime kind of beauty in the oddities and incongruities of the American highway.