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The Real Reason Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Got Booted

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:53pm
Michael T. Klare

His resignation has to be seen against the growing war fever in Washington—which is now reflected in White House policy.

The CIA's Student-Activism Phase

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:30am
Tom Hayden

In the 1960s, the agency sought to fight Communism through the students’ rights movement. There’s little reason to think its tactics have changed.

Why Living-Wage Laws Are Not Enough—and Minimum-Wage Laws Aren’t Either

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:55pm
Jonathan Lange

Twenty years after the first living-wage law was passed in Baltimore, the campaign’s lead organizer warns that the model has been watered down.

Can a Costly Campaign to Eradicate Polio From Nigeria Possibly Succeed?

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:29pm
Alex Kornblum

Bill Gates and a corps of Western donors are on a mission to rid Nigeria of the crippling virus, but the last cases have been hard to stamp out.

How Erstwhile Clinton Nemesis David Brock Built an Empire to Put Hillary in the White House

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:05pm
Michelle Goldberg

The architect of Media Matters and American Bridge created an apparatus to fend off enemies—right and left.

A Hawk Named Hillary

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:02pm
Anatol Lieven

As her record shows, Clinton has embraced destructive nationalist myths about America’s role in the world.

Why Ferguson Burns

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:40pm
The Editors

Angry protesters are seeking justice for Michael Brown—and much more.

Wanted: A Challenge to Clinton

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:39pm
The Editors

Even the most ardent Hillary supporters should acknowledge that Democrats—and the country—will be better served if she has real competition in the primaries.

Obama’s Immigration Decision Is a Movement Victory

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:38pm
Deepak Bhargava

The hard-won relief arrived only after undocumented workers and their families took huge risks to step forward and lead.


Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:36pm

Q&A: Eve Ensler on Hillary, Feminism, Revolution and Her New Play

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:22pm
Laura Flanders

A conversation with the feminist playwright and One Billion Rising leader, whose new play, O.P.C., opens in Cambridge on November 28.

How Many Ways Can Goldman Give?

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:19pm

A guide to funneling cash to Clinton

4 Reasons Keystone Really Matters

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:05pm
Naomi Klein

Pipeline apologists tell us the president’s decision isn’t that important for the climate—the dirty oil will flow anyway. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Pro-lifers Answer My Questions (Well, Some of Them)

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:00pm
Katha Pollitt

They aren’t very interested in compromise, or birth control—or, for that matter, in engaging much with pro-choicers.

When Will the US Military End its Pattern of Destabilizing Entire Regions?

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:58am
Tom Engelhardt

We continue to see ourselves, as we have since 9/11, as victims, not destabilizers, of the world we inhabit.

Why It’s Impossible to Indict a Cop

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 8:28pm
Chase Madar

It’s not just Ferguson—here’s how the system protects police.

Plugged Into the Socket of Life

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 7:24pm
Scott Saul

Behind Richard Pryor’s jokes and barbs was a man yearning to be free.

The Osprey

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 7:18pm