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The Internet Is People: A Response to Marshall Ganz

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:25am
Micah L. Sifry

Ganz seems to think my book blames technology alone for the Internet’s failure to democratize politics. That’s far from the case.

Arming Ukraine Is a Very Bad Idea

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:02am
James Carden

Senators Carl Levin and James Inhofe’s call to send weapons into a war zone is a transparent ploy to provoke Russia.

Will the US Go to War Against Ebola?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:53am
Karen Greenberg

Countering Ebola will require a whole new set of protections and priorities, which should emerge from the medical and public health communities—not the national security state.

Are We in a Golden Age of Spying? A Q&A With Laura Poitras

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:14am
Tom Engelhardt

The filmmaker behind the new Citizenfour talks about Snowden, the NSA and her dangerous pen.

Why Hasn’t ‘Big Data’ Saved Democracy?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:37am
Marshall Ganz

Micah Sifry’s new book offers some answers, but misses important shifts in the power base of traditional progressive organizing.

Why We Need International Recognition of the State of Palestine

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:20am
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi

After two decades of sham negotiations, it’s the best way to put pressure on Israel to end the occupation.

Seven Worst-Case Scenarios In the Battle With the Islamic State

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:48am
Peter Van Buren

The US is at war in the Middle East, again. What could possibly go wrong? 

Youth Are on the Frontlines in Ferguson, and They Refuse to Back Down

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:12am
Muna Mire

Faced with police brutality, white hostility and entrenched racism, young activists are showing the world a new kind of resistance.

Jail Time Is a Terrible Way to Treat Substance Abuse

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 8:00am
Kara Dansky

By facilitating access to treatment and services, Seattle’s drug-enforcement program actually helps those suffering from substance abuse, while revolutionizing criminal justice.

What Happens When A City Decides to Offer Addicts Services, Not Prison Sentences?

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:11pm
Aaron Cantú

Inspired by Seattle, Santa Fe adopts the LEAD program to divert people arrested for drug possession away from the criminal justice system and into treatment.

The GOP Is Winning the War on Voting

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:11pm
Ari Berman

Voters in fourteen states—many with tight races—will face new restrictions at the polling booth for the first time in November.

Even Red-State Voters Want to Raise the Minimum Wage

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:07pm
John Nichols

Eighty percent of Americans want to hike wages, but powerful Republicans keep saying no.

A Q&A With Charles Blow on Race, Poverty, Sexual Predators and the CIA

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:04pm
Jon Wiener

The New York Times columnist discusses his new book, Fire Shut Up in My Bones.

A New Documentary Profiles Liars for Hire

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:59pm
Eric Alterman

Today’s corporations have taken a page from the tobacco industry, fooling the public and undermining science in order to boost profits, no matter the human cost.

How Art Can Change Minds

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:56pm
Mr. Fish

Political cartoons can move only if they surprise.

If the GOP Wins the Senate, Expect a Total Assault on Reproductive Rights

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:53pm
Ilyse Hogue

After November 4, America could follow Texas down a very anti-woman path.

Will Your Child Grow Up to Be Victim or Torturer?

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:53pm
Patricia J. Williams

While 90 percent of teens break the law, only some enter a violent system.

Texas Voter-ID Law Reinstated

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:48pm

Vanishing Act

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 7:06pm
James Livingston

You’ve probably never heard of Martin J. Sklar. But you should have.

Acts of Treason

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 7:02pm
André Naffis-Sahely

For Rian Malan, seeking atonement doesn’t necessarily mean one will attain it.