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.

Julia Ingalls: Crush + Vision

July 2015

Revealing the unexpected, rejuvenating powers of a crush.

Roslyn Bernstein: Into the Closet

June 2015

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision, a traveling exhibit on the treatment of homosexuals under Nazism sheds light on a darker period.

Robert Reich: How to Punish Bank Felons

June 2015

How Santa Cruz County is holding big banks accountable.

Leticia Miranda: How States Are Fighting to Keep Towns From Offering Their Own Broadband

June 2015

North Carolina and Tennessee are the latest states to side with telecoms, which have long lobbied against allowing cities to become Internet providers.

Peter van Buren: What If There Is No Plan B for Iraq?

June 2015

Five things that won't work in Iraq: when at first you don’t succeed, fail, fail again.