Robert Reich: Repackaging Mitt as a Compassionate Conservative? It’s Too LateSeptember 2012
No amount of packaging can change what we already know about Mitt Romney.
David Morris: We’re the NFL. We Don’t Have to Care.September 2012
The NFL has made its fans complicit in Roger Goodell's union-busting.
Andrew Bacevich: BoykinismSeptember 2012
Joe McCarthy would understand today's Islamophobia.
Robert Reich: The Two Major Views About Why Romney is Losing, and Why the Second is More ConvincingSeptember 2012
For one, Americans are finally beginning to see how radical the GOP is becoming.
Aaron Labaree: Counter-Jihad Takes to the “Information Battle-space”By Aaron Labaree
A look inside Pamela Geller’s 9/11 "Stop Islamization of Nations" conference reveals apocalyptic language, racial paranoia, and surprising links to the political mainstream.
Tom Engelhardt: Obama Against the WorldSeptember 2012
Forget Mitt Romney, can the president make it to November 7?
Michelle Koufopoulos: Morally Bankrupt Fascist BabykillerBy Michelle Koufopoulos
Can we balance free speech and privacy with basic decency in online communities?
Robert Reich: Four Reasons Romney Might Still WinSeptember 2012
The election's not over yet, and rumors of Romney's demise are premature.
Marshall Allen: Why Patient Harm Is One of the Leading Causes of Death in AmericaSeptember 2012
In this Q&A, surgeon Marty Makary talks about his new book Unaccountable and explains why patient harm persists, and what to do about it.
Harry Boyte: The President and the CitizenSeptember 2012
A vision of citizenship expressed in Obama's convention speech might signal a new direction for his administration--and the country.
Katherine Rowland: Whole Earth Mental HealthBy Katherine Rowland
The evolving field of ecopsychology aims to cure what ails us by bridging the human-nature rift.
Erica Wright: The Best American Poetry Reading is Worth Leaving the House ForSeptember 2012
This Thursday, brave the beautiful autumn weather to hear the poets featured in the 25th edition of The Best American Poetry read their work.
Robert Reich: The Real Mitt RevealedSeptember 2012
What Mitt Romney's 47-percent comment means.
Jen Marlowe: Terror and Teargas on the Streets of BahrainSeptember 2012
Protests in Bahrain have been largely ignored in Western media, but they shouldn't be.
Nora Connor: The Myth of the Muslim Tide and the Search for the ModerateSeptember 2012
Doug Saunders's new book fights fears about “the Islamization of America” with historical and sociological fact, but slippery terminology gets in the way.
David Morris: The Times They’re a Changing. Or Are They?September 2012
This autumn, four states will have the chance to become the first to defeat a same-sex marriage ban.
Chad Wys: Artist’s PlaylistSeptember 2012
Artist Chad Wys gives us a peek into the music he listens to while he works.
Robert Reich: Why Romney and Ryan are Going DownSeptember 2012
Unemployment, immigration, women's rights—the list of Romney-Ryan's failings goes on and on.
Rebecca Solnit: Occupy Your VictoriesSeptember 2012
It's the first anniversary of the Occupy movement, and there is much to look forward to.
Tom Engelhardt: Monopolizing War?September 2012
War has become a sort of American monopoly--but the American people don't seem to know, or care.
Robert Reich: The Wrong Way to Save Money on HealthcareSeptember 2012
Shifting healthcare costs to the workers is not the answer.
Elizabeth Eberle: Picket AlbumBy Elizabeth Eberle
As negotiations between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union continue, one teacher tells her school's strike story in pictures.
Jack Tuholske: A New Vision for the Great Lakes is NeededSeptember 2012
The Great Lakes are a commons, not a commodity to be sold to the highest bidder.
Jesse Eisinger: Early Bain Disputes Cast New Light on Its BusinessSeptember 2012
A history of Romney's business.
Roger D. Hodge: The Personality of a MagazineBy Roger D. Hodge
Newly minted Oxford American editor Roger D. Hodge discusses the role of an editor, finding a form, and the newsstand's allure.
Robert Reich: Moody’s in a MoodSeptember 2012
After warning the U.S. about the deficit, rating agencies are now concerned that "fiscal cliff" cuts will be too steep.
Paul Kiel: Study Pins Foreclosure Fail Blame on Big BanksSeptember 2012
Because of big banks' poor performance, approximately 800,000 homeowners missed out on mortgage modifications.
Editors’ Picks: September Recommended ReadingSeptember 2012
Our editors highlight some worthy books to start off the fall.
Robert Reich: The Biggest Economic Challenge of Obama’s Second TermSeptember 2012
The debate on the campaign trail has focused on Obama's past economic policies, but the real question is what will be done after January.
Ed Winstead: More Than You Can ChewSeptember 2012
What the all-you-can-eat buffet tells us about misguided nostalgia, overcoming privation, and the RNC.
Jennifer Sky: Fashion Week and ExploitationBy Jennifer Sky
In the wake of New York Fashion Week, former model Jennifer Sky calls for the inclusion of models in the SAG-AFTRA union and an end to the exploitation of underage workers.
Robert Reich: The Jobs Report and the ElectionSeptember 2012
Obama's speech was missing the one thing it needed most: an economic plan.
Natasha Lewis: Zadie Smith’s NW and Big IdeasSeptember 2012
Despite what Kakutani says, Smith’s new novel is not "Mrs. Dalloway Lite."
Robert Reich: The Real Importance of Bill Clinton’s Wonderfully Long SpeechSeptember 2012
Clinton's speech has given Americans just what they need: facts.
Robert Reich: The Most Important Political WeekSeptember 2012
The most important news won't be anything coming from the Democratic National Convention.
Richard Falk: Ten Years of AKP Leadership in TurkeySeptember 2012
There are heartening signs of improved relations between the civil and military arms of Turkey's government, but much work remains.
Ben Mason: Diane Arbus’s No Man’s LandSeptember 2012
In Berlin, the photographer’s fascination with separation and unity has unexpected resonance.
Harry Boyte: Did We Build It?September 2012
A history of the concept of the commonwealth in American politics sheds some light on who exactly is the we in We Built It.
Nick Turse: Afghanistan’s Base BonanzaSeptember 2012
Despite years of talk about American withdrawal from Afghanistan, the number of military bases there has steadily expanded.
David Morris: Corporate Crime Does PaySeptember 2012
With penalties laughably low, what should we expect but continued criminal activity on the part of corporations?
Justin Elliott: Watergate Journalist Carl Bernstein Spoke at Event Supporting Iranian ‘Terrorist’ GroupSeptember 2012
Bernstein was paid $12,000 for remarks in which he challenged the State Department to show evidence the Mujahadin-e Khalq should still be designated a terrorist organization.
Robert Reich: It’s Inequality, StupidAugust 2012
Income inequality is one of the most pressing issues facing the country, but you wouldn't know it from watching the RNC in Tampa.
Suevon Lee: Voting Rights Act: The State of Section 5August 2012
A provision of the Voting Rights Act, which requires districts with a history of suppressing minority votes to get federal approval of new voting laws, may be headed to the Supreme Court.
Brandon Lingle: Queen’s CreekAugust 2012
Back from Iraq, a veteran meditates on the past, present, and future of American warfare, and the small creek in Virginia where they all flow together.
Jake Bernstein: How an Obscure Federal Rule Could Be Shaking Up Presidential PoliticsAugust 2012
A state pension rule passed in 2010 could make it more difficult for sitting governors to run for federal office.
Claire Potter: After Britain’s Gold RushAugust 2012
London won its Olympic bid based on a promise to reinvigorate the nation’s interest in sport—now, after the Games, Parliament has to deliver the funds
Robert Reich: How Romney Keeps Lying Through His Big White TeethAugust 2012
How are patently false statements permissible in political ads?
Robert Reich: George W. Bush as Hurricane IsaacAugust 2012
Hurricane Isaac may end up reminding voters of the legacy of George W. Bush.
Tom Engelhardt: The Best Laid PlansAugust 2012
How quickly will the U.S. leave Afghanistan?
Stephen Engelberg and Kim Barker: The Flood of Secret Campaign Cash Isn’t All Citizens UnitedAugust 2012
The campaign is glutted with anonymous money because of loose FEC oversight, and the Commission is unlikely to become more assertive anytime soon.
Robert Reich: Romney’s Lying MachineAugust 2012
Every campaign is guilty of exaggerations, but Romney's lies are another thing altogether.
Greg Muttitt: Mission Accomplished for Big Oil?August 2012
How an American disaster paved the way for Big Oil's rise—and possible fall—in Iraq.
TaxCast: Capital Flight in Africa and Europe, Usain Bolt’s Taxes, and Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson on InequalityAugust 2012
Capital flight in Africa and now in Europe, Olympian Usain Bolt fails to champion his tax affairs, and Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson on tax and inequality.
Linda Sarsour: Surveillance and the CityAugust 2012
The director of the Arab Association of New York talks with Meaghan Winter about mosque monitoring, civil liberties, and kids asking 'why do they hate us?'
Kim Barker: How Nonprofits Spend Millions on Elections and Call it Public WelfareAugust 2012
Drawing on documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission, here's your guide to how 501(c)(4) groups have used their tax status for purposes the law never intended.
Rachel Riederer: Rape and RhetoricAugust 2012
Todd Akin's comments highlight the danger of letting ideology create facts instead of the other way around.
Robert Reich: The Fanatical GOPAugust 2012
In its stance on everything from Medicaid to millionaires, the new Republican platform shows the growing extremism within the party.
Robert Reich: The Five Reasons Why the Ryan-Romney Economic Plan Would Be A Disaster for AmericaAugust 2012
Introducing the so-called bold, marvelous, and much-needed Ryan-Romney economic plan.
Richard Falk: Toward a New Geopolitics?August 2012
Are we in the midst of a fundamental geopolitical shift?
Maura Fitzgerald: Better AimAugust 2012
In response to the Wisconsin and Aurora shootings, a writer reflects on communal responsibility, gun violence, and American understandings of difference.
Rebecca Solnit: Men Explain Things to MeAugust 2012
Before there was mansplaining, there was Rebecca Solnit's 2008 critique of male arrogance. Reprinted here with a new introduction.
Robert Reich: Mitt’s 13-Percent TaxAugust 2012
Romney’s alleged 13% tax rate violates the core principles of tax fairness and equal sacrifice.
Craig Epplin: Snowball’s Chance, Ten Years LaterAugust 2012
A decade after John Reed's Orwell parody was released, it still feels current, and, perhaps, even more relevant than before.
Peter van Buren: How Not to Reconstruct Iraq, Afghanistan, or AmericaAugust 2012
A guide to disaster at home and abroad.
David Morris: For Good Customer Service Go to Government, Not CorporationsAugust 2012
Received wisdom aside, good customer service is easier to come by at government agencies than many private businesses.
Ed Winstead: Tell the Truth and Shame the DevilAugust 2012
What's next for the Oxford American now that founder Marc Smirnoff has been fired?
Kim Barker: Two Dark Money Groups Outspending All Super PACs CombinedAugust 2012
Two conservative non-profits have poured $60 million into the presidential race, far outspending the super-PACS.
Robert Reich: Whose Plan Destroys Medicare — Obama’s or Romney-Ryan’s?August 2012
Mitt Romney has charged that the Affordable Care Act will make massive cuts in Medicare. Is he right?
Alfred W. McCoy: Impunity at Home, Rendition AbroadAugust 2012
How two administrations and both parties made illegality the American way of life.
Announcing $22.5 Million Fine, FTC Says It Investigated Google’s Internet Tracking Early OnAugust 2012
Senior FTC official said it was looking into the Google privacy issue before any articles were published about the case.
Jay Walljasper: Not Your Father’s Motor CityAugust 2012
Southwest Detroit has defied the stereotype of urban decay.
Aaron Leaf: Pussy Riot’s Closing StatementsBy Aaron Leaf
Instead of using her closing statement to express remorse, Yekaterina Samutsevich of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot talked about Putin, power, and the subversive potential of images.
Robert Reich: The Ryan ChoiceAugust 2012
By selecting Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney has provided a stark contrast for voters.
Aaron Labaree: Postcard from Tar-Sands CountryAugust 2012
The rush to mine Canada’s bitumen deposits has created modern-day boomtowns. This summer one of them lost its oldest bar.
Robert Reich: A Bold ProposalAugust 2012
Robert Reich returns from vacation strongly in favor of vacations.
Nick Turse: Washington Puts Its Money on Proxy WarAugust 2012
The election year outsourcing that no one’s talking about.
Lois Beckett: Pandora Asks Listeners to Share Their Emails With RomneyAugust 2012
Don't harass me on my email, don't stalk me on the apps that I use, says Crystal Harris after receiving a pop-up message asking her to share her email with the Romney campaign.
David Morris: After 20 Years, Charter Schools Stray From Their Original MissionAugust 2012
Instead of being laboratories for new practices, many charter schools have become for-profit enterprises with poor report cards.
Mallika Kaur: Fear None, Frighten NoneAugust 2012
After Sunday's shootings, Sikh Americans in Milwaukee and elsewhere need and deserve an informed response.
John Sevigny: On the Passing of Robert HughesAugust 2012
Remembering a critic who knew there was good art and bad art, and wanted us to know the difference.