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.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Peter Dale Scott thinks Trump’s election is both a kick in the rear for capitalism, a potential opportunity for the country, and that no matter what Trump says about “draining the swamp,” his administration will still be drawn into what Scott calls “The Deep State.”
Reading Time: 18 minutes Before the dust even settled, Russ Baker talked with Jeff Schechtman about the real origins of the soon-to-be Trump presidency, what it all means, and how we can, and should, come together.
Reading Time: 11 minutes The current national campaign has created a feedback loop between personal and national anxiety.
Reading Time: 15 minutes The last time Time Warner merged, it was with AOL. Back then, the only losers were the investors and stockholders. Is this deal any different?
Reading Time: 15 minutes The director of a cybersecurity center reveals surprising information about voting — like how early voting can actually increase the risk of foul play, and how distrust of the current system may be as damaging as actual hacking.
Reading Time: 1 minute The dystopian world view of Barry Goldwater in ‘64 and, in ‘68, the nativist populism of George Wallace, the racial tinge of Nixonian politics, and the promise of a “silent majority” are all antecedents of this year’s election.
Reading Time: 11 minutes More than race, more than the urban/rural divide, this election has exposed the often ignored class division in America.
Reading Time: 17 minutes A psychotherapist takes us face to face with the evil of torture and tells the story of a government that interfered with the gathering of evidence to stop it.
Reading Time: 12 minutes How otherwise compassionate stories about broken and disoriented veterans are taking away opportunities from those that have uniquely employable skills.
Reading Time: 21 minutes In a time when everything is digital and online, do we have to return to hand-counted paper ballots to assure trust in our election results?