A.C. Thompson and Jonathan Jones: The Emerald CityJuly 2013
Assisted living facilities are meant to preserve a patient’s independence and dignity. The reality is often far more desperate.
Richard Falk: Geopolitical Winds Blow in China’s DirectionJuly 2013
With intervention out of favor, American foreign policy is returning to “the great game” of great power politics.
Cora Currier: The Enemy is ClassifiedJuly 2013
The U.S. is at war with Al Qaeda and “associated forces.” But the government won’t say who those forces are.
Tom Engelhardt: Now You See Him, Now You Don’tJuly 2013
Living in a one-superpower world (or Edward Snowden vs. Robert Seldon Lady)
Matthew Parker: Amnesty by Any Other NameJuly 2013
Why the term "amnesty" gets hurled at undocumented workers while plenty of corporate lawbreakers escape legal penalties.
Kara Brandeisky: Six Ways Congress May Reform NSA SnoopingJuly 2013
A measure to end one NSA program was just defeated in the House by a surprisingly narrow margin. Here are other proposals on the table.
Ira Chernus: Political Dreaming in the 21st CenturyJuly 2013
As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s famed speech approaches, give in to the power of dreaming and "the fierce urgency of now."
Sebastian Rotella: Syria’s Jihadi Migration to Europe and BeyondJuly 2013
The global jihad sees the Syrian conflict as its principal front.
Robert Reich: Why Republicans are Disciplined and Democrats Aren’tJuly 2013
It's all about personality.
Abigail Sindzinski: A Nation Called to ActionJuly 2013
"George Packer’s The Unwinding details the bitter realities of a stagnant economy, but leaves no room for malaise."
Krys Lee: Girl on a LeashJuly 2013
Already, his face was remote, fleeing her.
Editors’ Picks: Heat Wave ReadsJuly 2013
"What grows best in the heat: fantasy, unreason, lust."
Emma Rosenberg and Mario Alejandro Ariza: Freedom Gained or Freedom Imposed?By Emma Rosenberg and Mario Alejandro Ariza
The appointment of the first openly gay U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic presents both risks and opportunities.
Taxcast: How to Stop Corporate Tax EvasionJuly 2013
Ideas on how to hold corporations accountable from the OECD, Japan, Mexico, and others.
Justin Elliott: Does the NSA Tap That?July 2013
What we still don’t know about the agency’s internet surveillance.
Robert Reich: Detroit and the Bankruptcy of America’s Social ContractJuly 2013
A city’s downfall highlights the unprecedented income segregation that exists in the U.S. today.
Rajkamal Kahlon: A Time for Breaking LawsJuly 2013
An intervew with the Jameel Jaffer, the Director of the ACLU's Center for Democracy, about surveillance, privacy, and the importance of "meta data."
Brothers Writing to Live: A Statement on the Reclamation of All Black LifeJuly 2013
For Trayvon, Marissa, and Jordan.
Theodoric Meyer: FEMA Wrongly Placing Homeowners in Flood ZonesJuly 2013
Your house may sit on top of a hill, but that doesn't mean you won't be forced to buy flood insurance.
Rebecca Solnit: Prometheus Among the CannibalsJuly 2013
A letter to Edward Snowden
Robert Reich: Stop Subsidizing Sky-High CEO PayJuly 2013
It is time we reexamined the tax subsidy to corporate executives.
Tom Engelhardt: How to Be a Rogue SuperpowerJuly 2013
No one's laughing in a global security state.
Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein: Why You Should Care About the Drugs Your Doctor PrescribesJuly 2013
When taking prescription drugs, a lot is left unknown.
Ed Winstead: Parliamentary InquiryJuly 2013
In the age of K Street, soft money, and safe seats, it's tempting to abandon our political institutions and shout down our opponents. Here's why we shouldn't.
Alfred W. McCoy: Surveillance BlowbackJuly 2013
The making of the U.S. surveillance state, 1898-2020.
Peter Sleeth: Army Launches Search for Missing War RecordsJuly 2013
The army admits to losing records and preventing veterans from obtaining disability benefits.
Katie Ryder: A Note to Zimmerman’s Facebook DefendersJuly 2013
The problem with the "but this is the law" response.
Camille Gage: The Cat’s Out of the Bag and Now I Must Take it Even FurtherJuly 2013
Camille Gage talks to poet and performer Douglas Kearney about poetry as painting, painting as performance, and the coexistence of mediums.
Christie Thompson: California Hunger Strike Raises Issue of Force-Feeding on U.S. SoilJuly 2013
California inmates may be given the same treatment as Guantanamo detainees.
Andrew Ridker: Profane Fruit – On Kanye, Yeezus, and the Sanctity of SoundJuly 2013
An irreverent sample of “Strange Fruit” would signify a takedown of not only a great American jazz standard, but of a crucial civil rights work as well. You can probably tell what’s coming next.
Todd Miller: Creating a Military-Industrial-Immigration ComplexJuly 2013
How to turn the U.S.-Mexico border into a war zone.
Sebastian Rotella: The Terror Threat and Iran’s Inroads in Latin AmericaJuly 2013
Chavez is dead and Ahmadinejad is out of office, but the ties that bind Venezuela and Iran are still strong.
Marian Wang and Theodoric Meyer: F.A.Q. on U.S. Aid to EgyptJuly 2013
A look at how much aid the US gives to Egypt, where the money goes, and who decides how it’s spent.
Robert Reich: Could the Good Republicans Please Speak Up?July 2013
Why are sensible Republicans who care about governing being silent?
Matthew Harwood: Political Violence and PrivilegeJuly 2013
Violent right-wing extremism doesn’t scare Americans.
Theodoric Meyer: Why So Many Flood Maps Are Still Out of DateJuly 2013
"An interview with David R. Maidment, an advisor to FEMA."
Idra Novey and Andrew Zawacki: Courting InfluxesJuly 2013
A conversation between poets about writing place, time, technology, and transformation.
Joe Sexton: Less than Total RecallJuly 2013
A defendant's faulty memory tests the boundaries of credibility.
Nick Turse: The Classic Military RunaroundJuly 2013
If you're reporting on the U.S. military, always expect evasion.
Abrahm Lustgarten: EPA Drops the Ball, AgainJuly 2013
In its latest abdication, the EPA hands over the Wyoming Fracking Study to a drilling company.