Remembrance of Wars Past
We are missing any sense of connection to the government. While past administrations are to blame for this, Tom Engelhardt describes why there is no massive antiwar movement in America.
The Share-the-Scraps Economy
We are barreling toward a “share” economy where robots do everything predictably programmable in advance and human beings do all of the unpredictable tasks. This is the troubling reality of the new digitized economy.
Super Bowl Sickness
Is the Super Bowl just an overhyped, overpriced spectacle that makes America look stupid in the eyes of the rest of the world? Here are six reasons why Thomas Magstadt thinks it's "enough to make an otherwise healthy person sick."
Malcolm X Was Right About America
We are the nation Malcolm X knew us to be and our "refusal to face the truth about empire" has created the nightmare Malcolm predicted. Did he better understand the inner workings of the empire?
End Poverty? Reduce Inequality? What Republicans Must Do First
Maybe Republicans should start considering the undeniable fact that unemployment and poverty are a growing concern in America. Because every time a Republican becomes President, poverty and unemployment have increased.
Chicago for Sale
Chicago has yet to learn that their people and their public services are not products to be bought and sold. Can voters change the direction the state is going come February 24 when they will elect a new mayor?
VIDEO: The Worst Trade Deal You Never Heard Of
Robert Reich explains the Trans-Pacific Partnership and gives reason to say “no” to fast-tracking. The deal is bad for the vast majority of Americans, watch and see why.
The long saga of Isis Brantley, a hair stylist from Texas, who was arrested for braiding hair without a barber’s license, has come to an end nearly 20 years later. A court has ruled that the state’s actions were unconstitutional—and shameful, abusive and silly.
The Tragedy of being a Girl in India
Due to the fact that girls are seen as an economic burden and boys a source of income, girl babies have been aborted and murdered in their millions in India. Adolescent and adult females are treated no better. These corrupt social practices need to end.
Civil Rights: From Sundance, to Selma, to South Carolina
In 1915 one of the most nakedly racist films was screened in the White House. One hundred years later a very different film, directed by an African-American woman, was screened there. Change happens, slowly, but it happens. Could the birth of a new nation be at hand?