Misako Chida

Yemen, Southern Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia, are set to collectively lose 20 million people this year from conflict-driven famine. The U.S. House of Representatives just took a step toward ending the conflict. We need to pressure them to do more. more

Jul 21, 2017 2:40 PM Dispatches



William Jennings Bryan understood the common man as well as Bob La Follette, and far better than Roosevelt or Wilson. It’s time for a more adequate portrait of a man whose belief in democracy had inspired him in many battles. more

Jul 21, 2017 10:03 AM Dispatches



Remembering that with each rebirth the Doctor obtains knowledge from his previous form, why not be reborn as a woman? more

Jul 21, 2017 9:00 AM Dispatches


Agustín Ruiz

Bill Snape, senior counsel with the Center for Biological Diversity, called the measure a “special interest bonanza” that would “take our country and our people in the wrong direction.” more

Jul 20, 2017 11:21 AM Dispatches

Cultivating Resistance

Dawn Starin

In hundreds of murals, artists give voice to the struggles of those who are often invisible or ignored. more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Dispatches

The most significant threat to human survival, apart from climate change, is a world in which nuclear weapons continue to exist. Yet, instead of negotiating in good faith the U.S. makes nuclear first strikes more likely. more

Jul 18, 2017 12:16 PM , , Dispatches


Russian Government

That there is a need for new approaches was underscored by the lack of accomplishments at the 2017 summit, which didn't deliver on an array of core issues related to its economic mission. more

Jul 18, 2017 9:36 AM Dispatches

With stunning cinematography, bizarre sensuality, and heaps of humor, Jodorowsky recounts in creative, entertaining ways his adolescence growing up Jewish in Chile (his parents had emigrated from Russia) more

Jul 14, 2017 1:26 PM Dispatches


Gage Skidmore

The plot thickens. An interactive timeline of Trump Jr.'s Russia meeting. more

Jul 13, 2017 1:35 PM Dispatches

From our archives: Thoreau was not, withal, a cynic, nor an iconoclast who breaks idols for the sheer love of destruction. In a sense, he was a frontiersman, a pragmatist, and a tester. He placed no man’s opinion above his own experiment with truth. more

Jul 12, 2017 6:00 AM Dispatches 1 Comments


Gage Skidmore

A House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was also deemed dead—until Republicans mustered enough votes to pass it. Still, the news for Senate Republicans, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is hardly encouraging. more

Jul 10, 2017 1:18 PM Dispatches


Lawrence Jackson

Most people in Congress aren’t really addressing poverty. They seem to be more concerned with the prospects of the middle class. more

Jul 10, 2017 11:47 AM Dispatches

I guarantee you that any wheelchair user who flies commercial airlines with a measure of frequency has at least one damaged chair horror story. more

Jul 7, 2017 9:57 AM Dispatches


Scott Walker for Governor

Remember the promises of the Brown Bag Bus tour? A peek at the state’s checkbook shows questionable budget balancing. more

Jul 6, 2017 3:23 PM Dispatches

Two Netflix series featuring strong women shine a light on current issues of gender and race through a historical lens. more

Jul 6, 2017 12:34 PM Dispatches


The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

This cat is already out of the bag. A special investigative report. more

Jul 5, 2017 1:53 PM Dispatches 10 Comments

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If history is a reliable guide, philanthropists are better remembered for their arts patronage than they are for the criminal acts that made them rich in the first place. more

Jul 5, 2017 11:52 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

We need to assert our allegiance to the human race... more

Jul 4, 2017 8:50 AM Dispatches 15 Comments


Ethan Goffman

The government just held two days of public comment on NAFTA, but will it have any impact? more

Jul 3, 2017 4:47 PM Dispatches

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