Dilip Hiro: Afghanistan’s China Card

April 2015

The U.S. is losing the great game in Afghanistan.

Charles Ornstein: Medicare Spent $4.5 Billion on New Hepatitis C Drugs Last Year

April 2015

Medicare spent $4.5 billion on new Hepatitis C drugs last year.

Rob Spillman: Satire and Macro-Aggressions

March 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 Them

March 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 Philippines

March 2015

On returning to the Philippines, the Marcos family, and “reconciliation without truth.”

William Hartung: Your Money at War Everywhere

March 2015

Military strategy? Who needs it?

Matt Waters: Memories of the Future

March 2015

A visit to the 9/11 Museum that lasts much longer than visiting hours.

Michael Grabell: California Workers’ Comp Law Gets Criticism, Praise at Senate Hearing

March 2015

Some hearing witnesses say the 2012 reform law had unintended consequences.

David Morris: Politics Boil Beneath Surface of NCAA March Madness

March 2015

Why basketball fans booed the Kansas governor.

Michael Grabell: California Vs. Insurers

March 2015

Concern over possible misuse of a 2012 workers’ comp law has led to warnings from state labor officials.

Lost Art From The First Millennium

March 2015

Shanoor Seervai interviews Met curator John Guy on ancient Hindu and Buddhist art, excavating shipwrecks, and the growing influence of Eastern art in the West.

Howard Zinn and Paula J. Giddings: I Plead Guilty (to Insubordination)

March 2015

An excerpt from Zinn's 1960 piece on the young women of Spelman College turning into protestors, and historian Paula Giddings vividly looking back on Zinn and the Spelman experience fifty-five years later.

Jay Walljasper: Who Says Government Can’t Innovate?

March 2015

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority pioneers topnotch services for seniors.

Robert Reich: Why College Isn’t (and Shouldn’t Have to be) for Everyone

March 2015

With inequality at record levels and almost all the economic gains going to the top, there’s more pressure than ever to get the golden ring.

Kendra Atleework: Why Must One House Burn While Another Is Spared?

March 2015

The aftermath of a wildfire reaches every part of you.

Abrahm Lustgarten: Progress and Controversy Arrive With New Rules for Fracking on Public Lands

March 2015

An initial review of rules issued by the Interior Department shows the federal government has taken important steps to protect drinking water resources, while not adopting the strictest regulations in place in some states.

Jay Walljasper: Saving the World’s Holy Places

March 2015

A narrow interpretation of what’s sacred limits efforts to protect natural treasures.

Tom Engelhardt: The New American Order

March 2015

A new kind of governance is being born right before our eyes.

Robert Faturechi: Super PAC Men

March 2015

The head of a Texas oil dynasty joined the parade of wealthy political donors, aiming to flip the Senate to Republicans.

David Bollier: The Plot to Privatize Common Knowledge

March 2015

How patents, copyrights, and trademarks have been grossly distorted—even Barbie is tied up in court.

Nan Levinson: The Big Dick School of American Patriotism

March 2015

And what we make of it.

Jake Bernstein: Fed Inspector General Reopens Leak Investigation

March 2015

Senate Finance Committee Chairman demands more information about how a private newsletter obtained confidential details of Fed discussions.

Robert Reich: The “iEverything” and the Redistributional Imperative

March 2015

New technologies aren’t just labor-replacing. They’re also knowledge-replacing.

William deBuys: The Politics of Extinction

March 2015

An introduction to the most beautiful animal you’ll never see.

Jeff Gerth: Hillary Clinton’s Top Five Clashes Over Secrecy

March 2015

The latest flap over her private emails as secretary of state is far from the first time she’s been accused of lacking transparency.

Anne Boyer: Data’s Work is Never Done

March 2015

Boundaries of Gender: In medicine, the work of care and the work of data converge.

Michael T. Klare: Big Oil’s Broken Business Model

March 2015

The real story behind the oil price collapse.

Benjamin Percy: Man Camp

March 2015

Boundaries of Gender: Getting out of doors, getting connected, and never calling anyone “bro.”

Annie Waldman: DC Moves to Limit Schools Pinning Down and Isolating Kids

March 2015

It’s the latest in a national trend to reduce restraints of school kids.

DW Gibson: Don’t Call This the East Village

March 2015

A squatter’s history of gentrification.