A photographer crosses state lines and ideological borders to talk to voters on the eve of America's presidential election.
The most important US air force base you’ve never heard of.
The same jerks after your uterus are shooting down campaign rules; one tactic just backfired.
In Louisiana, incarceration is a spectator sport.
Discretionary policy on immigration has largely operated behind closed doors,something experts have long questioned.
Crossing borders in the wake of the Brexit vote.
The Future of Cities: The city planner on what Rio’s favelas can teach global cities, when communities become brands, and the value of informality.
Future of Cities: “Department of Buildings,” said Frank. “We have a complaint. Can we come in?”
How criminal records keep punishing long after they were intended to.
The fight to extradite El Chapo.
Future of Language: The Native language activists discuss cultural incubation, intergenerational learning, and the role of legislation.
The Democrats are just as guilty as the Republicans in some respects.
Russia’s long shadow over Central Asia.
What are we celebrating when we memorialize world leaders?
Block by block she maneuvers through the teeming sidewalks of Kabul’s Shar-E-Naw shopping district until she enters Ice-Milk Restaurant, stops at tables.
Do Hollywood blockbusters fuel corporate space exploitation?
The political cartoonist on his new biography of Edward Snowden and living in an Orwellian age.
With a massive intelligence program, the US is still caught off guard
Notes on the Turkish quagmire.
The risky story-telling complicit in the public discourse on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Faced with a shortage of killer drugs, Texas executioners have begun manufacturing their own pentobarbital, a lawsuit charges.
The view of the 2016 presidential race at the Iowa State Fair is less than inspiring.
Can a distinction be drawn between developing nuclear power and nuclear weaponry?
Subverting the government's illusions.
Jindal mistakes entry into the American mainstream as a matter of shedding a hyphen.
How China and Russia are running rings around Washington.
The foreign policy expert on global corruption, violent extremism, and how the West “has lost the balance between rectitude and liberty.”
Kashmir’s most infamous “fake encounter” leaves five families desperate for justice.
Since changes to US immigration law in the ’90s, many veterans are being deported.
The “people’s lawyer” on her most controversial criminal defense cases—including the one that sent her to prison.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, energy workers were at the forefront of progressive social reform. Is a similar union possible in the current age of fracking, oil sands, and climate change?
A Burmese poet and activist revisits the years of his incarceration, while urging change in a country that does not yet feel free.
The former New York gubernatorial candidate on misperceptions of big government, the poetry of politics, and why “it would be a tragedy if [Hillary] ran in an uncontested primary.”
The Jeffrey Sterling trial shows the U.S. government to be committed to deception about the Iranian nuclear program.
On meeting fugitive Nehanda Abiodun in Cuba, on crossing other borders.
Dharamsala is the end of the journey for many Tibetans fleeing their Chinese-occupied homeland, and where their stories are told.
Humanitarian efforts may alleviate the pain, but do they stop the political strife that leaves victims bleeding?
Scapegoating whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling.
The filmmaker and scholar on the radical legacy of American Communist film.
For the past six years, Karen has lived in Missouri with her adoptive parents. But a Guatemalan couple are convinced the child is their kidnapped daughter, Anyelí.
Looking back on a fifteen-year career as a Tamil Tiger.
A subjective overview.
Home from the oil wars abroad, US service members and military contractors are flocking to North Dakota’s emerging boomtowns.
The talking heads are giving us bad information. So why are we still listening?
When the religious right co-opts the push to reinvigorate civics education, dubious legislation reveals the most powerful people in public schools.
In today's debtor's prisons, incarceration is expensive and starting over is nearly impossible.
What does it mean when a president, a professional athlete, or a movie star needs to paint?
Who gets executed in America, and where, and how—is changing.
On the power of silence, submission to force-feeding, and the first suicides in Guantánamo.
The Chilean playwright remembers the moment he learned what it means to fear one’s own words—and finds that from Pinochet to the Patriot Act, the state listens, watches, and waits.
When it comes to Kashmir, India acts as a police state, holding even speech hostage. Why this obsession with narrative control?
The protests in Turkey, and the government’s response, highlight a problem more complex than a single micro-managing autocrat.
We’re not moving toward a surveillance state; we live in the heart of one.
How the "bikelash" was overcome in New York and other cities.
The new book by “class traitor” Robert Monks shows a system at its breaking point—and names the twenty-four Americans who can fix it.
Life in East Germany on display in a strange Berlin museum.
From a speech at the Earth at Risk conference, Roy on the misuses of democracy and the revolutionary power of exclusion.
Income inequality is one of the most pressing issues facing the country, but you wouldn't know it from watching the RNC in Tampa.
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
How quickly will the U.S. leave Afghanistan?
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.
What the top-down planning of the games will bring to East London: dispersal zones, rooftop missiles, and a giant shopping mall.
How the Magna Carta became a minor carta.
Outsourcing isn't our problem, it's that the needs of American businesses are disconnected from the needs of Americans.
Secret wars, secret bases, and the Pentagon’s “new spice route” in Africa.
Obama's "new" Africa policy prioritizes security over democracy. But the continent is changing rapidly, and U.S. policy needs to adapt--here's why.
Despite a recent loss at the ballot box, the fight is far from over for unions in Wisconsin.
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.
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?
Is the anti-Occupy law fundamentally un-American?