Amy Gastelum: Miscarriage or Murder?

April 2015

Purvi Patel's conviction in Indiana sets a dangerous precedent for using feticide laws to persecute women.

Ryan Gabrielson: For Darren Sharper, a Place in Prison—And Maybe the Hall of Fame

April 2015

The NFL’s Hall of Fame rules allow a serial rapist to be considered.

Cormac James: The Scab

April 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 Trial

April 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 Chill

April 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 Amputees

April 2015

Alabama to have the lowest permanent partial disability benefits in the country.

Dinika Amaral: Finding Language in the Code

April 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 Crossroads

April 2015

A lifelong practitioner has a prescription for medicine.

Steve Fraser: Plutocracy the First Time Around

April 2015

Revisiting the Great Upheaval and the first gilded age.

Dilip Hiro: Afghanistan’s China Card

April 2015

The US is losing the great game in Afghanistan.

Charles Ornstein: Medicare Spent $4.5 Billion on New Hepatitis C Drugs Last Year

April 2015

Medicare spent $4.5 billion on new Hepatitis C drugs last year.

Rob Spillman: Satire and Macro-Aggressions

March 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 Them

March 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 Philippines

March 2015

On returning to the Philippines, the Marcos family, and “reconciliation without truth.”

William Hartung: Your Money at War Everywhere

March 2015

Military strategy? Who needs it?

Matt Waters: Memories of the Future

March 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 Hearing

March 2015

Some hearing witnesses say the 2012 reform law had unintended consequences.

David Morris: Politics Boil Beneath Surface of NCAA March Madness

March 2015

Why basketball fans booed the Kansas governor.

Michael Grabell: California Vs. Insurers

March 2015

Concern over possible misuse of a 2012 workers’ comp law has led to warnings from state labor officials.

Lost Art From The First Millennium

March 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 Everyone

March 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 Lands

March 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 Places

March 2015

A narrow interpretation of what’s sacred limits efforts to protect natural treasures.

Tom Engelhardt: The New American Order

March 2015

A new kind of governance is being born right before our eyes.

Robert Faturechi: Super PAC Men

March 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 Knowledge

March 2015

How patents, copyrights, and trademarks have been grossly distorted—even Barbie is tied up in court.