Reading Time: 12 minutes The vast majority of victims of modern wars are civilians. Risks of violence and even death force them to become refugees seeking safe haven. The refusal to recognize their plight only prolongs their suffering.
Reading Time: 17 minutes The technology of surveillance has outpaced the law and oversight. How far will it go? And what can we do about it?
Reading Time: 15 minutes Twenty years ago, while teaching at West Point, H.R. McMaster believed in character, truth, and an aggressive free press. If he still does, then the incoming national security advisor and President Donald Trump are on a collision course.
Reading Time: 19 minutes Fifteen years after its creation, the TSA is a toxic snake pit of corruption and retaliation — which is very dangerous for the public.
Reading Time: 13 minutes We need to understand the authoritarian impulse, but we also need to put it in the context of modern democratic politics.
Reading Time: 16 minutes After four years in federal prison, Barrett Brown is looking at new ways to combine journalism, activism, crowdsourcing, software and people willing to take risks. The hacking group Anonymous was just his training ground.
Reading Time: 14 minutes This year’s Davos conversations illustrate, for the first time in history, that the world is faced with the paradox of great wealth creation without a corresponding increase in prosperity for the majority of people. What do we do now?
Reading Time: 14 minutes Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Education never attended a public school. Her children never attended a public school, and she is a long time advocate of vouchers for Christian education. What happens next?
Reading Time: 18 minutes Dorothy Kilgallen was ahead of her time as she straddled gossip, politics and real journalism. When she got too deep into the JFK assassination, she was found dead.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Appalachia and the industrial Midwest, like many places in the US, have their history of racism and sexism. But Donald Trump’s victory is not due solely to race and misogyny and, if the Democrats want to rebound, they must be careful not to draw the wrong conclusions.
Reading Time: 17 minutes Fake news is just one part of the story. Advertising itself is now considered “content” and directed at us in new and insidious ways.
Reading Time: 12 minutes A major film critic questions the power of movies — or any art form — to move the needle of public opinion, for better or worse.
Reading Time: 19 minutes Religious language and iconography, coupled with gender and identity politics may be the clearest lens through which to view what happened in this election.
Reading Time: 17 minutes Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party, Black Lives Matter, and even the Trump and Sanders campaigns might just be the beginning of a new level of protests.
Reading Time: 16 minutes After nine government reports, historians Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan reveal where the blame lies for Pearl Harbor.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Republicans control 25 out of 50 Attorneys General, 31 out of 50 Secretaries of State, and 69 out of 99 State Legislative bodies. This shaped the election — and it might be shaping the recount.
Reading Time: 15 minutes Peter Kornbluh, a renowned Cuba policy expert talks about what happens next. If Trump has not learned the lessons of history, it can go very badly.
Reading Time: 11 minutes One of the world’s leading authorities on decision-making argues that our political choices are less rational than we think. Unlike Mr. Spock, we do not base our political choices on rationality.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Robert Groden has devoted his entire life to studying the JFK assassination, trying to prove that Lee Harvey Oswald never shot anyone.
Reading Time: 19 minutes Midwest-based journalist Sarah Kendzior thinks things are going to get a lot worse. Her view from mid-America is that the election is just the opening act of a future rife with fascism and violence.