David Morris: What’s Good for Bill Gates Turns Out To Be Bad For Public SchoolsDecember 2013
Actually, it turns out to be bad for Microsoft too.
Humera Afridi: Tell Them Our StoriesNovember 2013
On storytelling and survival in post-disaster landscapes, from Tacloban City to Staten Island.
Todd Gitlin: How to Reverse a Slow-Motion ApocalypseNovember 2013
Why the divestment movement against big energy matters.
Robert Reich: Battling Against the SpinNovember 2013
How the Republican tempest over the Affordable Care Act diverts attention from three large truths.
Bridget Potter: Something Had Happened in DallasNovember 2013
It was just another Friday afternoon in the CBS studios, until it wasn’t.
Win Bassett: Prison ScratchingsNovember 2013
A former assistant district attorney reflects on the Day of the Imprisoned Writer and the intimacy of the handwritten word.
Radka Franczak: Painting the Past in a New RussiaNovember 2013
Ela Bittencourt talks to the director of Losing Sonia, a profile of an Orthodox nun and icon painter who reflects the changes in modern Russia.
Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber: Generic or Name Brand?November 2013
With billions in potential savings for Medicare at stake, we asked drug experts and practitioners alike why more doctors don't recommend generics when they can.
David Morris: Yes to Amazon.com, No to the Public!November 2013
Welcome to the new post office.
Todd Miller: Border Patrol InternationalNovember 2013
Entering an era where “homeland security” no longer stays in the homeland: it’s mobile, it’s rapid, and it's international.
Kim Barker: Crossroads’ Tax Return Shows Big Donors, But Doesn’t Name ThemNovember 2013
How Karl Rove's “social non-profit” exploits loopholes in tax and election rules to pour millions of dollars from undisclosed donors into conservative campaigns.
Phil Klay: Ten Kliks SouthNovember 2013
“You’ve killed zero point seven something people today. That’s like, a torso and a head.”
Robert Reich: What Walmart Could Learn from Henry FordNovember 2013
Why paying its employees more could be just the stimulus Walmart—and the economy—needs.
Maurice Chammah: Blue Star StateNovember 2013
Wendy Davis’s filibuster becomes a book, a performance piece, the origin story of a new political star, and a symbol of change in a maybe-not-so-red Texas.
Richard Falk: Two Forms of Lethal PolarizationNovember 2013
How polarization is poisoning Turkey and Egypt.
Michael Klare: Surviving Climate ChangeNovember 2013
Climate change may destroy us, but not before we see a green energy revolution by the people.
Ann Jones: War WoundsNovember 2013
Wounded veterans face a long road to recovery.
Nina Martin: A Dispute at a Catholic HospitalNovember 2013
Gag rules at Catholic hospitals limit what doctors can do—and say.
David Bromwich: Counterfeit SolidarityNovember 2013
A response to Muhammad Idrees Ahmad on the dangers of intervening in Syria, and of false logic.
Charles Ornstein: Brushes with the Medical SystemNovember 2013
Four journalists describe how their own experiences with the health-care system has affected their reporting.
Robert Reich: Democrats in Need of a BackboneNovember 2013
Why we need to set mandatory standards for health insurance.
Thomas Larson: On the Social Authorship of The BibleNovember 2013
The third installment of The Social Author explores social authorship and holy texts.
Tom Engelhardt: Mistaking Omniscience for OmnipotenceNovember 2013
In today's global surveillance state, American moles aren't spying for a foreign power, but for us.
Jessica Conrad: Vancouver Values SharingNovember 2013
Can we move from a global surveillance state to a global sharing state?
Editors’ Picks: November ReadsNovember 2013
A quarter-life crisis during Mardi Gras, the Soviet Union right after it crumbles, and the murders in Mexico in 1990s are definitely things to write home about. Or to write books about.
Marian Wang: On ‘Country Club’ CampusesNovember 2013
He brought sushi to campus dining halls and revamped the dorms. Now he's wondering whether he did the right thing.
Robert Reich: Pragmatists, Ideologues, and Inequality in AmericaNovember 2013
The New Jersey gubernatorial election and the New York City mayoral election give a taste of what to expect in the 2016 elections.
David Morris: Time is Running Out to Save the Post OfficeNovember 2013
Are we observing the inevitable decline of the US Postal Service, or its rescue?
Marshall Allen: Why Doctors Stay Quiet About Colleagues’ MistakesNovember 2013
Doctors have an ethical duty towards their patients. What about to fellow doctors?
Ann Jones: The Losers From Our Lost WarsNovember 2013
How the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan first silenced our soldiers and then defeated them.
Charles Ornstein: Why Two Obama Loyalists Lost Their Health PoliciesNovember 2013
Two casualties of the transitioning American healthcare system.
Tara Isabella Burton: Lingering Scars in Mostar, Bosnia & HerzegovinaNovember 2013
In a deserted sniper’s lair, reminders that some wounds are very slow to heal.
Cora Currier: What We Still Don’t Know About DronesNovember 2013
The government's tally of civilian deaths, and guidelines on who can be targeted, just to name a few.
Robert Reich: Game ChangerNovember 2013
What Tuesday's election results really mean.
Ela Bittencourt: The Driver’s SeatNovember 2013
On Mark Kendall’s documentary La Camioneta, doing business with Mexico’s drug cartels, and what old school buses have to do with self-determination.
Charles Ornstein: Why Health Insurance Cancellations Shouldn’t Be a SurpriseNovember 2013
An interview with health-care adviser Kip Piper.
Bob Dreyfuss: A Field Guide to Losing Friends, Influencing No One, and Alienating the Middle EastNovember 2013
Don’t think for a second that Washington’s ineffectiveness stops with the ongoing Syrian fiasco.
Rita Zoey Chin: SoloNovember 2013
Your hands swiped gently up at the sky as you named the constellations, each syllable a puff of white smoke into the cold. I could already see the faces our children would have.
Jeff Larson: NIST to Review Standards After Cryptographers Cry Foul Over NSA MeddlingNovember 2013
The federal institute that sets national standards for data encryption has announced it is reviewing all of its previous recommendations.
Richard Falk: Invisible Horizons of a Just Palestine/Israel FutureNovember 2013
The burden of history lies heavy on the United Nations.