Joaquin Sapien: Congress to Consider Scaling Down Group Homes for Troubled Children

May 2015

At a hearing in Washington, a renewed call for addressing the violence and neglect that plagues group homes for foster youth.

Dahr Jamail: Destroying What Remains

May 2015

How the US Navy plans to war game the Arctic.

Robert Reich: The Revolt of Small Business Republicans

May 2015

Can it be that America’s small businesses are finally waking up to the fact they’re being screwed by big businesses?

Nick Turse: The Kids Aren’t All Right

May 2015

Presidential waivers, child soldiers, and an American-made army in Africa

David Morris: What Was Obama Thinking?

May 2015

Nike as a backdrop for defending his Pacific Trade Deal! Amazon as partner in creating middle-class jobs!

Tom Engelhardt: Writing History Before It Happens

May 2015

Nine surefire future headlines from a bizarro American world.

Richard Falk: Parodies of Parity

May 2015

Our understanding of Israel’s occupation of Palestine must be reoriented to acknowledge the relation between oppressor and oppressed is not one of equal responsibility.

Una Mullally: In the Name of Love

May 2015

An interview with Irish journalist and LGBT rights activist Una Mullally.

John Stoehr: On Inequality and Redistribution, Washington is Upside Down

May 2015

Political labels can be deceiving.

Randall Horton: Because Hook Doesn’t Exist

May 2015

Flash Fiction: Convince yourself the race never stops running, that memory will eat you alive.

Jan Hively and Moira Allan: Sharing is Not Just For the Young

May 2015

The Pass It On Network encourages elders draw on their strengths to help one another and their communities.

William J. Astore: The American Military Uncontained

May 2015

Chaos Spread, Casualties Inflicted, Missions Unaccomplished.

Peter Barnes: A New Economics for a New Era of History

May 2015

In a talk given at the Schumacher Center for New Economics, Peter Barnes walks us through the changes that need to happen and the flaws in our current system that are preventing it.

Allan Sloan and Cezary Podkul: How Illinois’ Pension Debt Blew Up Chicago’s Credit

May 2015

After a court ruling, the state’s legacy of borrowing to cover public employee pensions landed a $2.2 billion problem in the city’s lap.

John Stoehr: Making a fetish of John McCain

May 2015

Why does the elite Washington media continue to pay deference to, and take seriously, the opinions of John McCain? He's no "maverick"; he's a feckless partisan.

Ann Jones: “Farkhunda is Our Sister”

May 2015

A "martyr," a murder, and the making of a new Afghanistan?

John Stoehr: Minimum Wage Is A Self-Made GOP Problem

May 2015

Republicans could look to George W. Bush for an example of what to do on the minimum wage. But they won't, and it's going to hurt them in 2016.

Richard Falk: The Semantics of Struggle

May 2015

Words used against the grain.

Andrew Rose: Capturing Reality and Erasing Memory

May 2015

On the sublime in Sally Mann, the painful reminders of Nan Goldin, and the impossibility of understanding the past.

Aminatta Forna: The Ibex

May 2015

Flash Fiction: Ibex. He loves the majesty of the word. And she possesses a majestic beauty, it is in the ellipse of her eye, the rearward drift of her horns.

Michael Gould-Wartofsky: The Wars Come Home

May 2015

A five-step guide to the police repression of protest from Ferguson to Baltimore and beyond.

Robert Reich: To Play the Game or Change the Game

May 2015

Bottom line: we need new rules for the global economy that allow Americans to win.

Peter Richardson: In a Minor Key

May 2015

Fact-checking the relationship between Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead.

Sandy Tolan: Flute at the Check Point

May 2015

The everyday politics of confinement and the power of music in Palestine.

Robert Reich: Trans Pacific Trickle-Down Economics

May 2015

"Have we learned nothing from thirty years of failed trickle-down economics?

Alec MacGillis: Higher Ed Lobby Quietly Joins For-Profit Schools to Roll Back Tighter Rules

May 2015

Traditional colleges and universities have become unlikely allies of the beleaguered for-profit industry as each group tries to fend off the government’s push for more accountability.

Jonathan Guyer: Punch Me Up, Punch Me Down

May 2015

Satirists and cartoonists working in the Middle East weigh in on PEN, Charlie Hebdo, and the meaning of free expression.

Tom Engelhardt: Who Counts? Body Counts, Drones, and “Collateral Damage”

May 2015

Engelhardt weighs in on the consistent erasure of the casualties in the War on Terror.

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: Like Man Bites Dog

May 2015

The Roberts Court—and Roberts himself—upholds a campaign finance rule.

Cezary Podkul: Another Big Tobacco Bond Deal, Cajun Style

May 2015

Facing a giant budget deficit, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal plans to borrow $750 million against future income from a landmark legal settlement with cigarette makers.