Reading Time: 16 minutes In spite of the one quarter GDP increase of 4.1 percent, the economy is not doing well for the majority of middle class Americans. Journalist Alissa Quart goes looking for the real America.
Reading Time: 16 minutes Bill Browder talks about being on the top of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most wanted list, his personal safety, and his shock at President Donald Trump’s reaction to Putin’s Helsinki proposal.
Reading Time: 20 minutes As the fate of Julian Assange appears to be hanging in the balance, Peter B. Collins and State Department veteran Peter van Buren remind us that this case is about much more than just what will happen to the WikiLeaks founder if he is evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Reading Time: 13 minutes Former US Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, who was cast into the spotlight when his name came up during the Helsinki meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, shares deep insights into Russia and its president — in ways that go beyond the current noise.
Reading Time: 19 minutes How the largest sports corruption scandal of all time was uncovered and prosecuted in the US — the country that cares the least about soccer.
Reading Time: 21 minutes The next global pandemic is not going to be stopped by a wall, trade barriers, or a travel ban. A look at what has worked and what hasn’t as we face a new Ebola outbreak in Africa.
Reading Time: 19 minutes Prosecutors get away with just about anything, including falsifying evidence, coercing witnesses, and ruining lives — but that may change.
Reading Time: 20 minutes A new millennial voice looks at why the right has been so much more successful in building a leadership pipeline of young people, and why grabbing them by the wallet will make their hearts and minds follow.
Reading Time: 14 minutes While the spotlight is currently on the trauma of immigrant family separation at the southern border, Americans are unfortunately unaware of their own sad history regarding the disenfranchisement and racial bias toward non-white migrants.
Reading Time: 18 minutes Could extreme income inequality destroy the very fabric of democracy? The US has been here before — in fact, the vast divide between the super wealthy and everyone else might be a reoccurring symptom of flaws in the original constitutional system.
Reading Time: 16 minutes Google has announced that it will not renew a controversial military contract. But that doesn’t mean that the company will sever the deep ties it has to the Pentagon.
Reading Time: 21 minutes When sensors in Europe first picked up the radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, nobody could have predicted that the accident would help bring about the fall of the Soviet Union.
Reading Time: 18 minutes Bobby Kennedy had seen Harlem, the South Bronx, and Bedford-Stuyvesant. But what he witnessed in the Mississippi Delta in 1967 would impact the last 14 months of his life.
Reading Time: 23 minutes Paul Schrade was shot in the head the night Bobby Kennedy was killed. A longtime friend of RFK, he tells us what he knows, what he witnessed, and what he thinks.
Reading Time: 20 minutes Chris Matthews shares a soulful, insightful, and highly personal look at Bobby Kennedy.
Reading Time: 17 minutes An inside look at the issues and crises that tore the country apart and how President Lyndon B. Johnson navigated what was, till now, the most tumultuous year in modern American history.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Military historian Patrick O’Donnell provides a moment of reflection on the who and why of the brutal Korean war, which never really ended and is still haunting us today.
Reading Time: 20 minutes China is investing in major infrastructure projects worldwide, including a railway network that would connect it to Singapore and the countries of the Southeast Asian mainland. Is China laying the groundwork to become the dominant power of the 21st century?
Reading Time: 10 minutes CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou explains why acting CIA director Gina Haspel has said “Yes” to torture at every opportunity, and what the CIA under her control might look like.
Reading Time: 25 minutes A recently unearthed 1950s report by an international commission concluded the US used bioweapons on North Korea. It raises doubts about claims that captured Americans were brainwashed into confessing the use of such weapons.