Robert Reich: How the New Flexible Economy is Making Workers’ Lives HellApril 2015
The just-in-time scheduling used by big retailers keeps Wall Street happy, and their employees on the brink of starvation.
Leticia Miranda: Why Comcast Seems to Be Walking AwayApril 2015
A Comcast Time Warner Cable behemoth could have spelled trouble for consumers and online innovators
Kristina Kay Robinson: What’s Old Is New AgainApril 2015
In the face of mass displacement, unsolved murders, and discriminatory housing policies, New Orleans’ Black community survives in part through its artistic traditions and spirit of collectivity.
Nick Turse: 2044 or BustApril 2015
Military missions reach record levels after US inks deal to remain in Africa for decades.
Richard Falk: Armenia’s GenocideApril 2015
One-hundred years of grief and controversy.
Ananda Devi: Killing StonesApril 2015
Flash Fiction:They came with their guns and their tools and no time to contemplate Time.
Joaquin Sapien: Investigations of California Group Homes Marked By Delays and UncertaintyApril 2015
California reports of serious harm in its homes for troubled children, are often deemed inconclusive.
Jay Walljasper: Green Dreams for Earth DayApril 2015
Earth Day should focus on what you can do close to home.
Michael T. Klare: The Renewable RevolutionApril 2015
Is the age of renewable energy already upon us?
Nissa Rhee: Back to WarApril 2015
Vietnam and Iraq war veterans find closure only by returning to their war zones.
Richard Falk: The Geopolitical Right of Exception at the United NationsApril 2015
The UN is a powerful organization, but the US and other big players ultimately make the rules.
Avi Asher-Schapiro: Working in the Coal MineApril 2015
In the 19th and 20th centuries, energy workers were at the forefront of progressive social reform. Is a similar union possible in the current age of fracking, oil sands, and climate change?
Peter Van Buren: The Iranian AscendancyApril 2015
Twelve years later, we know the winner in Iraq: Iran.
Amy Gastelum: Miscarriage or Murder?April 2015
Purvi Patel's conviction in Indiana sets a dangerous precedent for using feticide laws to persecute women.
Ryan Gabrielson: For Darren Sharper, a Place in Prison—And Maybe the Hall of FameApril 2015
The NFL’s Hall of Fame rules allow a serial rapist to be considered.
Cormac James: The ScabApril 2015
Flash Fiction: Every now and then, for my troubles, I get a little reward.
Joe Sexton: Decades Later, a Routine Police Record Hangs Over Patz Murder TrialApril 2015
The prosecution says Pedro Hernandez fled New York after killing Etan Patz. A detectives report from 1979 suggests that might not be so.
Robert Reich: The Big ChillApril 2015
Big money is buying off criticism of bad money with the tools of philanthropy.
Michael Grabell: Alabama Bill Would Increase Workers’ Comp Benefits for AmputeesApril 2015
Alabama to have the lowest permanent partial disability benefits in the country.
Dinika Amaral: Finding Language in the CodeApril 2015
A writer finds herself with the help of Vikram Chandra and his latest book, Geek Sublime.
Grégoire Chamayou: Manhunters, Inc.April 2015
How the Predator and extra-judicial execution became Washington’s calling cards.
Stephen Asher: Caduceus at the CrossroadsApril 2015
A lifelong practitioner has a prescription for medicine.
Steve Fraser: Plutocracy the First Time AroundApril 2015
Revisiting the Great Upheaval and the first gilded age.
Dilip Hiro: Afghanistan’s China CardApril 2015
The US is losing the great game in Afghanistan.
Charles Ornstein: Medicare Spent $4.5 Billion on New Hepatitis C Drugs Last YearApril 2015
Medicare spent $4.5 billion on new Hepatitis C drugs last year.
Rob Spillman: Satire and Macro-AggressionsMarch 2015
Readpolitik: Paul Beatty’s The Sellout skewers the idea of “post-racial” society.
Paul Kiel: Feds Put Forward New Payday Rules as Lenders Scramble to Evade ThemMarch 2015
New rules put forward by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would have a major impact on the high-cost loan industry. But if history is any guide, lenders will quickly find some loopholes.
Richard Falk: Change v. Continuity in the PhilippinesMarch 2015
On returning to the Philippines, the Marcos family, and “reconciliation without truth.”
William Hartung: Your Money at War EverywhereMarch 2015
Military strategy? Who needs it?
Matt Waters: Memories of the FutureMarch 2015
A visit to the 9/11 Museum that lasts much longer than visiting hours.