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.
Michael Grabell: California Workers’ Comp Law Gets Criticism, Praise at Senate HearingMarch 2015
Some hearing witnesses say the 2012 reform law had unintended consequences.
David Morris: Politics Boil Beneath Surface of NCAA March MadnessMarch 2015
Why basketball fans booed the Kansas governor.
Michael Grabell: California Vs. InsurersMarch 2015
Concern over possible misuse of a 2012 workers’ comp law has led to warnings from state labor officials.
Lost Art From The First MillenniumMarch 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 EveryoneMarch 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 LandsMarch 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 PlacesMarch 2015
A narrow interpretation of what’s sacred limits efforts to protect natural treasures.
Tom Engelhardt: The New American OrderMarch 2015
A new kind of governance is being born right before our eyes.
Robert Faturechi: Super PAC MenMarch 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 KnowledgeMarch 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 PatriotismMarch 2015
And what we make of it.
Jake Bernstein: Fed Inspector General Reopens Leak InvestigationMarch 2015
Senate Finance Committee Chairman demands more information about how a private newsletter obtained confidential details of Fed discussions.