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.
Robert Reich: The “iEverything” and the Redistributional ImperativeMarch 2015
New technologies aren’t just labor-replacing. They’re also knowledge-replacing.
William deBuys: The Politics of ExtinctionMarch 2015
An introduction to the most beautiful animal you’ll never see.
Jeff Gerth: Hillary Clinton’s Top Five Clashes Over SecrecyMarch 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 DoneMarch 2015
Boundaries of Gender: In medicine, the work of care and the work of data converge.
Michael T. Klare: Big Oil’s Broken Business ModelMarch 2015
The real story behind the oil price collapse.
Benjamin Percy: Man CampMarch 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 KidsMarch 2015
It’s the latest in a national trend to reduce restraints of school kids.
DW Gibson: Don’t Call This the East VillageMarch 2015
A squatter’s history of gentrification.
Frida Berrigan: Uncle PentagonMarch 2015
Growing up in the shadow of the American war state.
Gregory Pardlo: The Poem as PursuitMarch 2015
“I wanted history I could touch like a flank of a beast.”
Karissa Chen: PomegranateMarch 2015
Flash Fiction: Her name sounding like coming, like arrived, like I am here.
Andrew J. Bacevich: Rationalizing LunacyMarch 2015
What do policy intellectuals mean to the state?
Robert Reich: The Conundrum of Corporation and NationMarch 2015
American corporations have little allegiance to America.
Pratap Chatterjee: Are Pilots Deserting Washington’s Remote-Control War?March 2015
A new form of war may be producing a new form of mental disturbance.
Nikole Hannah-Jones: Yes, Black America Fears the Police. Here’s Why.March 2015
You have grown up in a different country than I have.
Richard Falk: Netanyahu, The Day AfterMarch 2015
Congress's self-destructive embrace.
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 TunisMarch 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 QuestionMarch 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 ConsentMarch 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 SettlementMarch 2015
The Justice Department claimed patient safety celebrity Dr. Chuck Denham solicited payments from a drug company.
Robert Reich: The 2016 Democratic Nominee & Wall StreetMarch 2015
The Democratic nominee for President will campaign on reviving the American middle class.
Liesl Schillinger: Darkness at MidnightMarch 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 SuspensionsMarch 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 TalksFebruary 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 EastFebruary 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.