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The principal difference between the economy now and the new economy would be the restructuring of the energy sector. more

Dec 4, 2015 4:47 PM Dispatches

"Wouldn’t the billions being given to Israel be better spent at home in their own country?” more

Nov 23, 2015 3:29 AM Dispatches

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize recognizes labor’s important role in the one success story of the Arab Spring. more

Oct 15, 2015 3:03 PM Dispatches

“Even though we have helped organize so many women, we believe that rights are not enough." more

Oct 13, 2015 2:41 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

The barrage of anti-Muslim rhetoric in the Republican primary appeals to a very specific segment of the party’s base. more

Sep 25, 2015 4:56 PM Op-Eds

Author Juan Cole offers his take on the Middle East, and what that means for progressives. more

Sep 14, 2015 6:10 PM Magazine 2 Comments

President Obama recently welcomed into the White House one of the most problematic leaders on the planet. more

Sep 4, 2015 8:22 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

During a recent vacation trip to the South Dakota Badlands, my family and I made a short detour to a defunct nuclear missile silo. The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is managed by the National Park Service. The rocket on display here... more

Sep 1, 2015 4:15 PM Op-Eds

Photo by Mrs. Gemstone On the seventieth anniversary of the U.S. use of the atom bomb against Japan, Gar Alperovitz believes the most important lessons have not been learned. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6, 1945, and Aug... more

Aug 6, 2015 8:41 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

Syria needs international help. more

Jul 31, 2015 4:15 PM Op-Eds 4 Comments

Photo by Matt DiGirolamo Never mind the fact that Mohammod Abdulazeez, the Chattanooga shooter, was gravely mentally troubled and abused alcohol and drugs. Also never mind that, by some estimates, rightwing extremists have killed five times as... more

Jul 25, 2015 3:50 PM Op-Eds 4 Comments

As their reaction to the Iran nuclear agreement shows, the GOP presidential candidates have similarly belligerent attitudes on international issues. more

Jul 21, 2015 7:42 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Photo by Derek Bridges Governors Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley have both been revealing their discomfort with their own skin. The Louisiana governor has announced that he's bidding for the GOP presidential nomination, which for him means run... more

Jul 1, 2015 3:57 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

Photo by Sam Valadi International financial institutions are playing a game of chicken with Greece. Let’s hope they back down. “Ultimately, the European authorities—including the German government—are going to make some concessions because ... more

Jun 12, 2015 8:27 PM Op-Eds 3 Comments

The solution to the current mess in the Middle East is to bring back imperialism—that’s what an influential foreign policy thinker is straight-facedly claiming. more

May 30, 2015 5:46 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

The shooting at the cartoon exhibition in Texas is a new lowpoint in the U.S. culture war over Islam. more

May 6, 2015 12:49 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

The country’s government has been astonishingly callous in the aftermath of the calamity. more

Apr 30, 2015 2:14 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

When the word “Muslim” is in the news lately, it’s often connected with the word “terrorist.” A group of experts gathered recently at the University of Wisconsin to grapple with this problem and to promote a more nuanced view. more

Apr 22, 2015 4:00 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

Writer Mohsin Hamid’s life has straddled three continents. His new collection of essays, Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches From Lahore, New York, and London, taps his uniquely internationalist perspective. Image credit: Ed Kashi more

Mar 17, 2015 8:04 PM Op-Eds

It’s safe to say that the first two things Americans think of when they think of Muslims are violent terrorist attacks and the oppression of women. Image credit: RAWA more

Mar 11, 2015 3:00 PM Magazine 5 Comments

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