Don Lee: The Ethnic Literature BoxBy Don Lee
Christine Lee Zilka interviews Don Lee, author of the new novel The Collective, about cover-art Orientalism, character heritage, and the improbability of becoming a writer.
TaxCast: Greece’s Missing Billions, Trade Mispricing, and the G20 AgendaJune 2012
If Greece could find and tax the billions that wealthy Greeks have hidden in Swiss banks, it could go a long way towards balancing the budget. That and more in June's TaxCast.
Lewis H. Lapham: Magic and the MachineJune 2012
The ascension of science in so many facets of our everyday lives has not sparked a revitalization of belief in the power of reason.
Rachel Riederer: Human Rights Horror StoriesBy Rachel Riederer
The scariest movies of the summer are at the Human Rights Watch film festival.
Michael T. Klare: Is Barack Obama Morphing Into Dick Cheney?June 2012
President Obama's approach to energy policy is surprisingly close Dick Cheney's. What this tells us about America's new nationalism.
Leah Carroll: University of Missouri Press On the Chopping BlockJune 2012
The scholarly press that brought us the collected Langston Hughes and other leading Civil-rights-era thinkers will be "phased out" starting June 30th.
Robert Reich: Dimon in the RoughJune 2012
Banks don't want Dodd-Frank regulations extended to their foreign branches and overseas subsidiaries. Should we listen?
Abby Rabinowitz: Sex, Lies, and Young Women’s TheaterJune 2012
A theater collection of teenage girls takes on child sex trafficking, and the challenges of portraying exploitation in art.
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett: Deep-Sixing the China OptionJune 2012
Could Richard Nixon hold the keys to fixing the Obama administration's Iran problems?
Anna Ludwig: AfterimagesJune 2012
In a series of watercolors, Anna Ludwig explores the complicated history of People’s Park, and sees its echoes in Occupy Oakland.
Robert Reich: Corporate FeelingsJune 2012
Mitch McConnell takes the corporations-are-people ethos to a new level. Now, corporations can do more than speak—they can feel.
Ed Winstead: Empty and Blue and SereneBy Ed Winstead
Even supporters of North Carolina's gay-marriage ban know it won't last 20 years. Ed Winstead reflects on the South, the past, and when legislation plans its own obsolescence.
Tom Engelhardt: It Couldn’t Happen Here, It Does Happen ThereJune 2012
The value of American—and Afghan—lives.
Robert Reich: Ponderings on the New Politics of ExtremismJune 2012
Washington feels under siege. Who's outside the walls?
Leah Carroll: Language of MenJune 2012
Anthony D'Aries explores father, culture, and war in his new book Language of Men.
Nick Turse: The New Obama Doctrine, A Six-Point Plan for Global WarJune 2012
Civilian soldiers, drones, and cyber attacks are just a few elements of the Obama formula for contemporary war.
Marina Kaganova: Ushba On My MindJune 2012
What happens to traditional culture when an isolated town in the Caucasus is reshaped in the image of a Western tourism center?
Noam Chomsky Comments on the “Kill List”June 2012
Guernica Editor in Chief Joel Whitney tracked down Noam Chomsky to get his opinion on the President's recently revealed 'kill list.'
Richard Falk: U.S. Military Suicides and Palestinian Hunger StrikesJune 2012
What do the suicides of U.S. military personnel have in common with the food strikes put on by Palestinian detainees?
Robert Reich: A Back Door to the Public OptionJune 2012
Many have said a Supreme Court strike-down of the individual mandate could be the end of Obamacare, but it might be what's needed to revive the public option.
Peter Van Buren: Leaking WarJune 2012
Is the Obama administration's crackdown on leakers and whistleblowers indicative of a new sort of Imperial Presidency?
Richard Falk: Political Europe Can Save Economic EuropeJune 2012
Europe's economic woes seem endless, but there is a way forward.
Robert Reich: Why the Economy Can’t Get Out of First GearJune 2012
The problem isn't taxes or Wall Street. It's that we just don't have enough money.
Roslyn Bernstein: “Art Und Press”June 2012
A new exhibit uses newspapers as instruments of art and manipulation, and shows that in our media, there is no escaping murder and mayhem.
Juliet Jacques: XXXora’s Newer GenderJune 2012
A London artist explores third-sex identity through pop culture icons from Michael Jackson to Margaret Thatcher.
Meaghan Winter: Xiaolu Guo’s Modernity EnthusiastsBy Meaghan Winter
A fabulist film highlights the absurdity of breakneck-paced development, and its relevance inside and outside of China.
Andy Kroll: Getting Rolled in WisconsinJune 2012
Despite a recent loss at the ballot box, the fight is far from over for unions in Wisconsin.
Robert Reich: Why the Public’s Growing Disdain for the Supreme Court May Help ObamacareJune 2012
Less than half of Americans believe that the Supreme Court is doing a good job. Here's what that may mean.
Jessica Porter: A Curator’s Look at Katarzyna Majak’s Women of PowerJune 2012
Haniya Rae interviews Jessica Porter on the process of curating artist Katarzyna Majak's new photography exhibition, 'Women of Power.'
Loren Lynch: (Re)Call to ActionJune 2012
Scott Walker is the first American governor to survive a recall election. It wasn't just about the money.
David Morris: Business Can’t Win the Privatization Game Without a HandicapJune 2012
Competition between the public and private sectors is rigged—and in not the way you might think.
Todd Miller: Bringing the Battlefield to the BorderJune 2012
Border security, it isn't just about borders anymore. How new surveillance technology has made border-enforcement a big business.
Robert Reich: Why We Have To Raise Taxes on the RichJune 2012
President Clinton's recent comments on the Bush tax cuts have set off another fight over taxes and spending.
Richard Falk: On the U.N. Alliance of CivilizationsJune 2012
To solve global problems, we have to start thinking in terms of civilizations instead of than nation-states. A dispatch from the recent Istanbul Partners Forum.
Tom Engelhardt: Praying at the Church of St. DroneJune 2012
An unprecedented expansion of authority has created a new role for the president: Assassin-in-Chief.
Robert Reich: The Big-Lie Coup d’EtatJune 2012
There is a massive campaign to discredit President Obama in advance of the 2012 election, and thanks to the Citizens United decision, there is no way of telling who's behind it.
Maurice Chammah: After the RevolutionJune 2012
A year after the Arab Spring, Egyptian voters must choose between a Mubarak minister and a Muslim Brotherhood candidate. How did we get from Tahrir Square to here?
David Morris: A Phony CrisisJune 2012
The U.S. Postal Service is scaling back in the face of a massive budget deficit. Did it bring this on itself, or is someone else to blame?
Tomas Hachard: The Red InkJune 2012
What happens when censorship becomes an artistic device?
Richard Falk: What Can Be Done About Syria?June 2012
Why tragedy and impotence mark the struggle in Syria.
Kaya Genç: Our Grand Young FilmmakerJune 2012
Memories of director Seyfi Teoman, whose two feature films drove Turkish film for two decades.
Bill McKibben: The Planet WreckersJune 2012
Climate change denial is facing significant new challenges, but the fight is nowhere close to over.
Robert Reich: The Job StallJune 2012
What's behind the lackluster new jobs report?
Alan Chin: Violence at the Chicago NATO Summit 2012May 2012
Protests at the Chicago NATO Summit get ugly... 1968-National-Democratic-Convention ugly.
Nick Turse: A Drone-Eat-Drone WorldMay 2012
Drone technology has long been touted as the future of warfare, but should we believe the hype?
Robert Reich: U.S. Wages and European AusterityMay 2012
We may be about to enter the worse of both worlds.
Robert Reich: Romney-Trump in 2012May 2012
The Romney campaign is getting very close to Donald Trump, but why?
Robert Reich: True PatriotismMay 2012
True patriotism means taking your share of America's burden.
Leah Carroll: A Journey to the Center of the InternetMay 2012
A new book reveals the hidden physical infrastructure of the internet.
Ian Rhodewalt: Running in PalestineBy Ian Rhodewalt
In Palestine, running can be more than an athletic endeavor.
Wuer Kaixi: Returning Home—Or NotBy Angela Chen
Dissident Wuer Kaixi talks about fellow activist Chen Guangcheng, his own attempt to return to China, and his continued hope for “counter-talk” with the regime that exiled him.
Robert Reich: Memorial Day Thoughts on National DefenseMay 2012
The costs of fighting wars are projected to drop, but our national defense is still disproportional to what we need.
Richard Falk: Beyond the Politics of InvisibilityMay 2012
Should the story of the Palestinian hunger strikers be getting more attention, and, if so, who should give it to them?
Andrew J. Bacevich: UnleashedMay 2012
Globalizing the global war on terror.
Zoya Phan: The Significance of Change in Burma Must Be Kept in PerspectiveMay 2012
Recent elections in Burma are a step in the right direction, but is now the time to fully normalize relations?
Ted Conover: RehabBy Ted Conover
The book New Jack: Guarding Sing Sing, has been banned at that prison since its publication, and so has its author—until now.
Tom Engelhardt: How to Forget on Memorial DayMay 2012
Whistling past the graveyard of empires.
Robert Reich: Why Obama Should Be Attacking Casino CapitalismMay 2012
Are the recent controversies surrounding JPMorgan Chase and Bain Capital isolated incidents, or symptomatic of a single, larger problem?
Jamal Mahjoub: The Half-Life of a RevolutionBy Jamal Mahjoub
Egypt's presidential election is a tremendous opportunity for the Egyptian people, but does not come without risks.
Josh Dratel: Updates in the War on Civilian PrivacyBy Josh Dratel
With surveillance cameras on every corner and our smartphones tracking our every move, we've entered a new era of the war on civilian privacy.
Chris Hellman and Mattea Kramer: War PayMay 2012
On the nearly $1-trillion national security budget.
Robert Reich: How Odd that Mitt’s Smitten With ClintonMay 2012
Mitt Romney has spoken highly of the Clinton administration. Is it pandering, or could he really mean it?
Richard Falk: The Nakba 2012May 2012
How recent hunger strikes have changed the tone of the day commemorating the Palestinian displacement after the Israeli Declaration of Independence."
Ellen Cantarow: How Rural America Got FrackedMay 2012
The environmental nightmare you know nothing about.
David Chura: Confessions of a “Failing Teacher”May 2012
David Chura's students went to school, worked hard, and learned—but by any state rubric, they were still failures, and he was still a "failed teacher."
Robert Reich: The Dog that Didn’t BarkMay 2012
President Obama could differentiate himself in an election year by coming out strong against the excesses of Wall Street.
Barbara Ehrenreich: Preying on the PoorMay 2012
The government spends a great deal of money on programs and services for the benefit of the poor. So why is it also, in tandem with corporations, robbing them blind?
Tomas Hachard: At the End of the ArcMay 2012
Kelly Reichardt's Oregon Trilogy, screening at the Whitney's Biennial, explores the thin lines between hope and loss, sorrow and joy, the America we've got and the one we could have had.
Rose Lichter-Marck: Love in a Hopeless PlaceMay 2012
The Cannes Jury Prize-winning film Polisse has striking similarities to Law & Order.
Thomas Beller: The Purple KramaBy Thomas Beller
On how far we should go to stand up for ourselves, the righteous anger of parenthood, and whether "faggot" is the ultimate insult.
Richard Falk: Reflections on the Great Palestinian Prison Hunger Strikes of 2012May 2012
The end of the Palestinian hunger strike provides opportunity for reflection on its media coverage, legacy, and history.
William J. Astore: The National Security State Wins (Again)May 2012
There will be a winner in the 2012 election, but it won't be Obama or Romney.
Robert Reich: How J.P. Morgan Chase Made the Case for Breaking Up Big Banks and Resurrecting Glass-SteagallMay 2012
J.P. Morgan's mounting losses and poor monitoring reveal the ongoing fragility of the U.S. banking system.
Belén Fernández: Honduras’ Illegitimate President and His Cheering SquadMay 2012
Honduran President Pepe Lobo received an International Leadership Award last week from the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute. But why?
Randa Jarrar: Imagining Myself in PalestineMay 2012
On a recent trip to Israel, Randa Jarrar gets detained, denied entry, and sent to the "Arab Room."
Tom Engelhardt: America as a Shining Drone Upon a HillMay 2012
On staring death in the face and not noticing.
David Morris: Profiles of Political CourageMay 2012
Health care reform may be repealed if Republicans win in November, but it may not be the only president's signature legislation that's in danger.
Michael T. Klare: The Energy Wars Heat UpMay 2012
Six recent clashes and conflicts on a planet heading into energy overdrive.
Joanna Eede: All Peoples of the World are MenMay 2012
Bartolomé de las Casas, a sixteenth century Spanish missionary, had a passion for social justice worth celebrating, and emulating.
Robert Reich: On Bedrooms and BoardroomsMay 2012
The latest election controversies are over gay marriage and abortions, but we're not in trouble because of what goes on in the bedroom. We're in trouble because of the CEOs in the boardrooms.