David Morris: Who Decides What’s Best for Our Communities?

March 2015

Democracy is derailed by laws dictating what local government can and can't do.

Chantal Berman and Elizabeth Nugent: Reinventing the Revolution in Tunis

March 2015

Four years after its revolution, what has changed for Tunisia, and for the rest of the world?

Subhankar Banerjee: To Drill or Not to Drill, That Is the Question

March 2015

The Obama Administration, Shell, and the fate of the Arctic Ocean.

Charles Ornstein: New York Legislation Would Make It a Felony to Film Patients Without Prior Consent

March 2015

The bill was filed after a ProPublica story about a man whose death was recorded by the real-life medical series “NY Med” without permission. His widow recognized her husband while watching the show on TV.

Marshall Allen: Patient Safety Kickbacks Lead To $1 Million Settlement

March 2015

The Justice Department claimed patient safety celebrity Dr. Chuck Denham solicited payments from a drug company.

Robert Reich: The 2016 Democratic Nominee & Wall Street

March 2015

The Democratic nominee for President will campaign on reviving the American middle class.

Liesl Schillinger: Darkness at Midnight

March 2015

Boris Nemtsov had the courage to demand justice in Russia and to challenge Putin's regime; it cost him his life.

Annie Waldman: New York City Lays Out Limits on Restraints and Suspensions

March 2015

Amid recent calls for reform, New York City’s Department of Education is introducing new restrictions on suspending and restraining kids in city schools.

Norman Solomon: CIA Evidence from Whistleblower Trial Could Tilt Iran Nuclear Talks

February 2015

The Jeffrey Sterling trial shows the U.S. government to be committed to deception about the Iranian nuclear program.

Michael Schwarz: Israel, Gaza, and Energy Wars in the Middle East

February 2015

How Gazan natural gas became the epicenter of an international power struggle

Rob Spillman: On “Miranda July”

February 2015

Readpolitik: When whimsy becomes a weapon.

Robert Reich: Why We’re All Becoming Independent Contractors

February 2015

The rise of “independent contractors” is the most significant legal trend in the American workforce.

Roslyn Bernstein: The Left Front

February 2015

Re-examining the radical art of the “Red Decade.”

Alfred W. McCoy: The Real American Exceptionalism

February 2015

From torture to drone assassination, how Washington gave itself a global get-out-of-jail-free card.

Seth Endo & Liz Kennedy: Citizens United, the Koch Brothers, Corruption, and Democracy

February 2015

What the explosion in private political spending means now, five years after Citizens United.

Bryan Hurt: Moonless

February 2015

Flash Fiction: Stars are not meant to be kept in boxes.

Claire Nielsen: Apartheid’s Final Outpost

February 2015

In Orania, South Africa’s last remaining white-only town, the country’s history of racial segregation and white supremacy lives on.

Pepe Escobar: Year of the Sheep, Century of the Dragon?

February 2015

China is building new silk roads.

Marian Wang: Inside the Wild World of Charter Regulation

February 2015

Charter school authorizers are charged with making sure schools can be trusted with kids and with public money.

Tim Gray: The Monochrome Industry

February 2015

Retha Powers talks to the awards editor and former editor-in-chief of Variety about the Oscars, and Hollywood's diversity problem.

Robert Reich: Obama Must Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline Permanently

February 2015

President Obama must permanently stop the Keystone XL pipeline from being built.

Robin Hemley: When You Put it That Way

February 2015

On meeting fugitive Nehanda Abiodun in Cuba, on crossing other borders.

Joaquin Sapien: In Complicated Patz Case, Informant Could Testify About Suspect Not on Trial

February 2015

The defense in the Patz murder trial will argue another man is more likelier the killer of the young boy. Jack Colbert might help make that case.

A Louisiana Teacher’s Immodest Proposal for Synchronized Maternity Leave

February 2015

After her workplace, a Catholic school, dropped contraceptive coverage from the employee health care plan, one teacher came up with a proposal of her own.

Dr. Robert Klitzman: Piercing Your Armor

February 2015

Grace Bello talks to Columbia University bioethics professor Dr. Robert Klitzman about the anti-vaccination movement in the U.S. and its potent mix of misinformation, partisan politics, and fear.

Robert Reich: How Trade Deals Boost the Top 1% and Bust the Rest

February 2015

Suppose that by enacting a particular law we’d increase the U.S.Gross Domestic Product. But almost all that growth would go to the richest one percent. 


Sisi Wei and Yue Qiu: The Sweet Sound of Censorship

February 2015

Censors can stop people tweeting in China, but over at the cybersecurity agency they sing like canaries.

Richard Falk: Murder in North Carolina

February 2015

A short interview on interpreting the ghastly murder of three young Muslims living in the North Carolina university town of Chapel Hill.

Michael Klare: Keystone XL, Cold War 2.0, and the GOP Vision for 2016

February 2015

Energy coordination on one continent could bring the planet to its knees.

Annie Waldman: Connecticut Schools Pin Down and Restrain ‘Staggering’ Number of Kids

February 2015

A new state report found one public school student was restrained more than 700 times in one year.