Category: US

Marjorie Cohn: The Chickens Come Home to Roost in Baltimore

Baltimore’s sordid history of racial and class oppression, combined with the war on drugs, made for a deadly combination

Noam Chomsky: Science at MIT: From the Cold War to Climate Change

Discussion on how scientific research at MIT has been affected for the past 50+ years by its relationship with outside funding agencies, in particular the US military

Richard Rothstein: From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government-Sponsored Segregation

Federal housing subsidy policies still disproportionately direct low-income black families to segregated neighborhoods and away from middle class suburbs

Eugene Nulman: Why Political Campaigns Matter: A Lesson on Trust for Left Parties

Earning the public’s trust is not just important to gaining political power in order to try to make improvements through reform, but important in developing a new political culture of continuously earned trust

Bhaskar Sunkara: Bernie for President?

A vibrant Sanders campaign would be a sign that bleak job prospects and the squeezing of American workers are creating a political constituency for change

Ted Glick: Bernie Steps Up; How About Us?

At the ripe old age of 73, Bernie Sanders has decided to rise to the urgency and seriousness of the times by running for President

Deborah L. Shelton: Guilty of mental illness

Addressing mental health issues before people are incarcerated should be the solution

Chris Heller: The Onion Is Not a Joke

How a fake newspaper is turning into a real media empire

Noam Chomsky: ‘I Don’t Look at Twitter Because It Doesn’t Tell Me Anything’

Interview on the current media landscape

Bruno Jäntti: Virulent anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism

It seems that Hollywood knows no limits when it comes to dehumanizing Middle Eastern peoples and adherents of Islam

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