Tom Engelhardt: Failed States and States of FailureJanuary 2016
“We Destroyed the Cities to Save Them” and other future headlines
Robert Reich: The Volcanic Core Fueling the 2016 ElectionJanuary 2016
This election isn't about policy, it's about power.
Richard Falk, David Krieger and Robert Laney: An Open Letter on Nuclear Weapons to the American PeopleJanuary 2016
Political responsibility in the Nuclear Age.
Rashod Ollison: The Soul Serenade of a Music JournalistJanuary 2016
Rhythm, blues, & coming of age through vinyl.
Julia Angwin: I Ramped Up My Internet Security, and You Should TooJanuary 2016
Here’s how ProPublica reporter Julia Angwin upped her defenses against hackers and spies.
Nick Turse: The Pentagon’s ProgressJanuary 2016
Will American “successes” lead to more Iraqi military failures?
Simon Critchley: Commanded by a Black StarJanuary 2016
Ari Braverman speaks to Simon Critchley about the force that was David Bowie
Elettra Pauletto: How knowledge of international affairs can help survivors of tortureJanuary 2016
Doctors at Bellevue run specialized relief programs for asylum seekers that are survivors of torture.
Robert Reich: Who Lost the White Working Class?January 2016
The Democrats are just as guilty as the Republicans in some respects.
Tana Wojczuk: The Good Wife–Hillary Clinton as Lady MacbethJanuary 2016
Is Shakespeare Dead? Along with First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State, there’s one other title she just can’t seem to be rid of.
Megan McCloskey: The US Spent a Half Billion on Mining in Afghanistan With ‘Limited Progress’January 2016
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has labelled yet another project in danger of failing. This time its US plans to develop the country’s oil, gas and minerals industries.
Nicola Gardini: Lost WordsJanuary 2016
Flash Fiction: “The last thing we need is to feel like we’re not even free in the house of the Lord!”
John Stoehr: Citizen Cruz Has a ProblemJanuary 2016
And Citizen Trump is, again, licking his chops.
Nick Flynn: The Last KissJanuary 2016
The Kiss: The first installment of the series features a fairy tale come to life, if only for a moment.
Brian Turner: The KissJanuary 2016
The Kiss: Introducing a new series on perhaps the most intimate of human interactions, in all its forms.
Garth Greenwell: Accessing The EcstaticJanuary 2016
Jonathan Lee interviews Garth Greenwell
Rick Shenkman: Ted Cruz’s Stone-Age Brain and YoursJanuary 2016
Why “collateral damage” elicits so little empathy from young Americans.
Robert Reich: What the Big Short Tells us About Wall StreetJanuary 2016
Wall Street ruined the economy in 2008 and it will do it again
Nina Martin: A Showdown Year for Reproductive RightsJanuary 2016
Two potentially sweeping Supreme Court cases set the stage for a seismic shift in the battle over abortion and contraception
Erik Wennermark: Swami in a Hothouse ElevatorJanuary 2016
Lessons of peace, unity, and selflessness collide with ethnic cleansing in Modi’s India.
Rebecca Gordon: America Revisits the Dark SideJanuary 2016
Candidates compete to promise the most torture and slaughter
Cezary Podkul: NY State Data Indicates Even More Landlords Duck Rent LimitsJanuary 2016
As many as 200,000 New York City apartments could be missing from rent regulation as required by law
Lois Beckett: How Much Could Obama’s Gun Moves Affect Gun Violence?January 2016
Nobody knows if simply explaining current law more clearly will save lives.
Tom Engelhardt: Why the Islamic State Is the Minor Leagues of TerrorJanuary 2016
It’s time to panic!
Olga Pierce and Marshall Allen: How Denmark Dumped Medical Malpractice and Improved Patient SafetyJanuary 2016
In the US, patients harmed during medical care have few avenues for redress. The Danes chose to forget about fault and focus on what’s fair.
Frida Berrigan: Kids’ Questions on a Lockdown PlanetJanuary 2016
Through a child's litany of whys
Ruth Wilson: What’s the Secret of Making a Happy City?January 2016
Ancient Athens shows us what to do and Rome shows us what not to do
Robert Reich: What’s at Stake in 2016January 2016
Ending the vicious cycle of wealth and power.
Michael Grabell: ‘All of This Because Somebody Got Hurt at Work’January 2016
Hummer limos, go-go dancers, a live alligator and glowing aliens in spandex at the national workers’ comp and disability expo. Journey into the little-known workers’ comp industrial complex.