Richard Falk: The Significance of Israel’s Opposition to the Vienna Agreement

July 2015

Does the United States come to the negotiating table as a kingpin, or as an ally?

Lou Dubose: The Politics of Faith and Fear

July 2015

"These people are, in a word, afraid. And their candidates have mastered the exploitation of their fears."

Elizabeth Adams: Romantic Dissonance

July 2015

Contradictions in the language of love and law.

Eduardo Galeano: God’s Masterpiece or the Devil’s Bad Joke?

July 2015

Barbarians and apes—from the Opium Wars to the origin of the species.

Clarice Lispector: Monkeys

July 2015

Flash Fiction: “Macacos”

Pepe Escobar: The Eurasian Big Bang

July 2015

How China and Russia are running rings around Washington.

Robert Reich: Hillary Clinton’s Glass-Steagall

July 2015

Clinton's decision not to reinstate Glass-Steagall is a big mistake.

Scott Korb: Friends to This Ground

July 2015

Why the solitary work of a writer shouldn’t be tackled alone.

Tom Engelhardt: Requiem for the Home Front

July 2015

A cheer for Irma the caricaturist.

Chip Berlet: From the KKK to the CCC to Dylann Roof

July 2015

White nationalism infuses American political ideology.

Joel Breuklander: How to Never Argue about Genre Again: New American Stories, edited by Ben Marcus

July 2015

Joel Breuklander on what this anthology says about the state of short American fiction.

James Orbesen: Let’s Party Like it’s 1984

July 2015

Does Hollywood’s reboot obsession point to a more pervasive cultural trend?

Megan Alpert: Justice and Peace in the Shrinking Forest, Part Two

July 2015

Part II, The Free Men of the Forest: The consequences of oil, development, and state intervention in an indigenous community.

Tim Weiner: The Most Dangerous Man in America

July 2015

The fall of Richard Nixon.

Max Blumenthal: The Fire Next Time

July 2015

Before homes are even rebuilt in the ruins of the Gaza Strip, another war looms.

Joaquin Sapien: In Rare Step, Workers at California Group Home Unionize

July 2015

Frontline employees at a San Francisco home for some of California’s most troubled children bid for better pay and a greater role in treatment.

Venkat Srinivasan: We Need The Water

July 2015

A look inside the systems that move and manage California’s dwindling water supply, and the debates over who and what needs water most.

Megan Alpert: Justice and Peace in the Shrinking Forest, Part One

July 2015

Part I, Ordinary Justice: After a spate of killings in 2013, an indigenous community threatened by oil operations struggles to come to terms with their new reality.

Danniel Schoonebeek: Excerpts From C’est la guerre

July 2015

A poet chronicles a backstage view of America by rail.

Richard Falk: The Hillary Dilemma

July 2015

Between pragmatism and conscience.

Jessica Machado: The Shame We Carried

July 2015

I’ll never know what my mother wanted or felt about whether to keep her baby—it simply wasn’t up to her.

Amalia Melis: Waiting for Greece

July 2015

Can the past save the future?

Ryan Bloom: Oh, The Places You Will Go!

July 2015

Flash Fiction: “Go? Stay?”— the uncertainty a stain of recursive ink, irremovable—“Stay? Go?”—the choice, the freedom to choose suffocating like a plastic bag atop her head.

Pratap Chatterjee: Killing by Committee in the Global Wild West

July 2015

The perpetrators become the victims of drone warfare.

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: The South Doesn’t Have a Monopoly on our Racist History

July 2015

We should take down the Confederate flag, but racism has always been and continues to be a national issue. A case study of Crandall v. State before the Connecticut Supreme Court in 1834 serves as a prime example.

Rob Spillman: No Anne Frank

July 2015

Readpolitik: With this sneaky, survival-focused narrator Aron, Jim Shepard elevates the ordinary and makes a necessary addition to the literature of the Holocaust.

Sarah Viren: A Homoparental Family

July 2015

Pausing to count all the ways ‘homo’ can be a prefix.

Lonn Taylor: A Flag Hijacked by Modern Segregationists

July 2015

A historian and Southerner says the Confederate flag was not the flag of the Confederacy.

Robert Reich: Why We Must Fight Economic Apartheid in America

July 2015

Fair housing could be the key to solving the infrastructural problems that perpetuate the American economic divide.

Shannon Reed: The Compliment Game

July 2015

Sticks and stones and Beginning Playwriting.