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.

Frida Berrigan: Uncle Pentagon

March 2015

Growing up in the shadow of the American war state.

Gregory Pardlo: The Poem as Pursuit

March 2015

“I wanted history I could touch like a flank of a beast.”

Karissa Chen: Pomegranate

March 2015

Flash Fiction: Her name sounding like coming, like arrived, like I am here.

Andrew J. Bacevich: Rationalizing Lunacy

March 2015

What do policy intellectuals mean to the state?

Robert Reich: The Conundrum of Corporation and Nation

March 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 After

March 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 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.