Reading Time: 1 minute Top political cartoonist Ted Rall presents a searing indictment of the forgotten victims of American military might.
Reading Time: 13 minutes A look at what we don’t understand about the Revolutionary War, and why that’s so important today.
Reading Time: 6 minutes We’re taught the proud history of a land built by welcomed immigrants. But the truth about their reception is more complicated.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Your online devices may be broadcasting more about you than even your psychiatrist knows — and this private information is being used by people who want your business, your money, your vote, and much more.
Reading Time: 11 minutes How to prevent over half a million nonviolent ex-felons, most of whom are black, from voting? Let us count the ways.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Young voters, especially college students, fueled the “blue wave” of the 2018 elections. Now, Republicans are targeting those same voters for 2020 to limit their impact.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Let’s stop pretending the US is still a country of laws, because some people are allowed to get away with even the most blatant violations of society’s rules.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Ebola is one of the most frightening infectious diseases in the world — and it is spreading.
Reading Time: 13 minutes A look at why a dysfunctional world needs American democracy to work.
Reading Time: 3 minutes An indigenous tribe in Peru has gotten a Chile-based oil company to withdraw its plans to drill in their mountain region. But will their victory be short-lived?
Reading Time: 3 minutes The extreme climate changes we experience today were predictable years ago, and preventable. We present a look back at some of the lesser known obstacles to fighting climate change — and what the future president will likely have to contend with.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Critical funding for education, housing, and nutritional programs hangs in the balance if households are asked to disclose citizenship in the 2020 census.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Turkey’s authoritarian president has just suffered a major symbolic and financial blow in Istanbul’s mayoral election rerun. The outcome means that the future of NATO’s second-largest member is even more uncertain.
Reading Time: 13 minutes Why and how algorithms are taking over our lives, why we should care, and what we can do about it.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The media totally flubbed the 2016 primary and general election. And that’s being kind. So far, it looks as though corporate news outlets will make the same mistakes again by putting profit over useful information on the candidates.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Despite decades of promises by US presidents to reduce reliance on oil and gas, consumption has only increased. How did we get here, and what might it mean if the economics of oil growth are operating in the red?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Felix Sater, a key figure in President Donald Trump’s life, is being questioned today by the House Intelligence Committee. Since we’ve been watching him long before he became a person of interest, we already have a wish list of questions designed to pick the locks on his knowledge that is so dangerous to Trump.
Reading Time: 4 minutes President Donald Trump wants to cut the number of federal advisory panels by one-third. Critics say this will make it much harder for agencies to rely on objective facts to do their job protecting the environment as well as public health and safety.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A solid majority of Americans agree that blacks in the US are still suffering the consequences of 250 years of slavery. But what should be done about it? The House of Representatives is taking a look today on how a historic wrong can be righted.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Kansas Democrats are using ranked-choice voting for the 2020 primary election, hoping to increase voter participation and to create fairer voting systems.