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No, Protests Against Police Brutality Are Not Increasing Crime

And those who say so are practicing bad journalism and worse science.

Alex S. Vitale


Age of the Unicorn: How the Fed Tried to Fix the Recession, and Created the Tech Bubble

The number of “unicorn” tech companies is increasing dramatically—but the bubble will burst eventually.

Doug Henwood
Climate Change

Fossil-Fuel Executives Are Making Obscene Amounts of Money for Wrecking the Planet—and Their Own Companies

The kings of Big Coal are making off with millions, while their industry collapses.

Zoë Carpenter
Criminal Justice

Why a Criminal Record Shouldn’t Disqualify Someone From Public Assistance

No one should go hungry for a crime that they have already served time for.

Rosie Flores
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Special Report

US Special Forces May Have Gone On a Murder Spree in Afghanistan—Did the Army Cover It Up?

Exclusive video: “I saw with my own eyes that they killed people.”
Matthieu Aikins

The US military has reopened a criminal investigation into some of the most serious accusations of war crimes against US forces in Afghanistan since 2001. As The New York Times reported last week, the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command will again investigate allegations that a Special Forces team was involved in… Continue Reading >

Focus on Europe

This Is What Greece’s Refugee Crisis Really Looks Like

“Thanks to God I have made it here. I am free, I am alive!”

Jesse Rosenfeld

Berlin and Paris Versus Kiev

And Henry Kissinger versus US orthodoxy on Ukraine; and Putin versus Stalin on Russia’s past.

Stephen F. Cohen

Acropolis for Sale

Art, anxiety, and the Greek crisis.

Barry Schwabsky
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Books & the Arts

How ‘Hamilton’ Is Revolutionizing the Broadway Musical

The bracing fusion of hip hop and the musical form shows that America’s history—and its future—belong to men and women of color as profoundly as to anyone else.

Alisa Solomon

White Hands and Black Skulls: From the Panthers to ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Two new films prove the urgency, and inadequacy, of outrage.

Stuart Klawans

Welcome to Earth: Cuba’s ‘Special Period’ Gets the Sci-Fi Treatment

The funny, scathing, and heart-wrenching universe of A Planet for Rent.

André Naffis-Sahely

The Nation’s 150th Anniversary

Watch and Listen

Watch: Hurricane Katrina Didn’t Kill New Orleans—But It Almost Did

A new documentary shows how the city has changed in the decade since the storm—and also how it hasn’t.

August 14, 2015

Watch: California’s Drought Is So Bad That Some Communities Are Trucking In Their Water

If the drought continues, farmers and residents may have to abandon some of the richest agricultural land in the country.

December 8, 2014

Watch: The Fight for Trauma Care on Chicago’s South Side

The South Side hasn’t had a trauma center for 25 years. Could activists bring one to the University of Chicago?

April 29, 2015

Take Action

Defend Planned Parenthood Against Republican Attacks

After anti-choice activists released a misleading video, Republicans are intent on defunding Planned Parenthood—once again putting women’s access to much-needed health care at risk.

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