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How Far We've Come from Roe v. Wade

Meg Mott | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Meg Mott

What's striking about the most recent video is that the "sting" involves making Planned Parenthood fit the bill of a ghoulish profit-driven corporation, as if no other U.S. corporation trades in human misery.

Jamie Galbraith: The Greek Revolt Threatens European Elites

Lynn Parramore | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

Here Galbraith discusses the last week's dramatic turn of events and what is at stake going forward as the austerity doctrine -- and the entire neoliberal project -- come under threat.

Minding the Gap of the Great Divide

Vince Carducci | Posted 07.06.2015 | Books
Vince Carducci

In the wake of Occupy Wall Street and the anti-austerity protests in Spain, Greece, and elsewhere around the world, economic inequality has emerged as one of the more hotly debated issues in the public sphere.

Francis' Momentous Encyclical: On Care for Our Common Home

Dave Pruett | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
Dave Pruett

Francis, a boxer in his youth, pulls no punches: "Doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain. We may well be leaving to coming generations debris, desolation and filth."

From Sugar to Monsanto: Hawaii's Occupation by the Agrochemical Oligopoly

Andrea Brower | Posted 05.28.2015 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

Hawai'i's sugar oligarchy past left largely intact a mono-economy, today's military and corporate tourism. Economic diversification is a widely-shared policy priority, and the agrochemical industry presents as an appealing "agricultural" and "high-tech" industry alternative, purportedly also contributing millions to the economy.

The Story of Lead Paint Continues Under Globalization

John Pringle | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
John Pringle

As Lynne Peeples' article in the Huffington Post shows, the tragic story of leaded paint is not over. In this latest installment, the good guys are nine organizations with shares in PPG Industries that are trying to do the right thing.

Gayan Prageeth's "Extravagance" - A Witty Portrayal of Sri Lanka's Political Carnival

Prashanthi Jayasekara | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts
Prashanthi Jayasekara

As Sri Lanka marks six years since the end of a bloody war, looking at the country's post-war political realities through art

The Hypocrisy of 'Pro-Life' and the GOP

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

In actuality, the GOP conducts itself as a party that stands for life until birth; then one is left to fend for oneself.

The Fallacy in the Culture Wars: The Individual vs. the Collective

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.17.2015 | Religion
Dave Pruett

At the root of the culture wars lies a fundamental dichotomy in worldviews. Which is more essential to humanity: the individual or the collective?

'Globalization and Its Discontents'

Carl Pope | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

The current trade regime is not just a matter of the U.S. exporting manufacturing jobs to China and importing cheaper consumer goods. We are also dramatically increasing the volume of pollution associated with our consumption, so much that a significant part of U.S. pollution is now generated in China in the production of goods for U.S. consumers.

Historians Step Behind The Plate

Glyn Vincent | Posted 04.11.2015 | Books
Glyn Vincent

A manifesto about history today? In this age of expedience, when the latest digital blip of an idea is as hyped as a Fourth of July appliance sale, someone was finally going to stand up for Time and Perspective.

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Bad for Workers, and for Democracy

Heather Gautney | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Over the past few months, protests have erupted in the halls of the U.S. Capital, and in the streets outside, to thwart the passing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)--a boon to corporate interests, the protesters argue, and an anathema to U.S workers.

Israelpolitik, the Neocons and the Long Shadow of the Iraq War

Danny Postel | Posted 04.02.2015 | World
Danny Postel

The Road to Iraq is a work of tremendous intellectual diligence and moral seriousness.

The Strange Non-Death of Polish Neoliberalism

John Feffer | Posted 03.16.2015 | World
John Feffer

Colin Crouch and I talked about how he became involved with Krytyka Polityczna, why he doesn't like the term "civil society," and why he considers the creation of the European Union one of the greatest innovations in history.

Lessons from Chile: Annual Testing in Schools

Gary Anderson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Education
Gary Anderson

While research evidence does not support current pro-choice and high stakes accountability reforms, their ideological appeal seems widespread. Perhaps we can learn from a country in which these neoliberal policies were imposed before they became prominent in the U.S.

The Subversive Act of the Love Story

Creston Davis | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Creston Davis

Given our limited compressed capitalist time, that we are forced to rely on the corporate media to give us "reality" in overly simplistic, even insulting terms. What act could we commit ourselves to that would break with this reigning ideological propaganda machine? I submit to you the love story.

What's Wrong With the Guide Dog Schools?

Stephen Kuusisto | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Stephen Kuusisto

The average guide dog trainer makes a salary roughly equivalent to the earnings of a high school teacher. But the rewards of guide dog training are great. You work with dogs, help people, and change lives for the better.

The U.S. Just Lost a Client State in West Africa. What Happens Now?

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Giorgio Cafiero

Late last month, longtime Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore resigned under public pressure and fled to neighboring Coite D'Ivoire. Compaore's abrupt expulsion was a significant achievement for the hundreds of thousands of Burkinabes who took to the streets to demand his ouster and a democratic transition.

Philosophobia: A Disease That Attacks Democracy's Immune System

Creston Davis | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Creston Davis

A society obsessed with a pragmatic ideological outlook fears citizens who are confident enough to ask questions not only about how the world works existentially but also culturally, politically, religiously and economically.

Time After Time: Why Teachers Are So Frustrated With Time's 'Rotten Apples' Cover Story

Alyssa Hadley Dunn | Posted 12.27.2014 | Education
Alyssa Hadley Dunn

The trope of the "bad teacher" continues to dominate the media and effectively obscures the systemic realities that teachers and students struggle with every day.

Malala Yousafzai & Classroom Attendance

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.13.2014 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Will students as individuals and we as a country have to be threatened with our education being taken from us to understand the value of learning for the sake of learning?

The Underreported Side of the Ebola Crisis

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 11.06.2014 | Media
Rose Ann DeMoro

Amid the media accounts of the worst Ebola outbreak, some significant context is largely missing from the major media reporting. Atop this list are links of the outbreak to the climate crisis and global inequality and austerity-driven cuts in public services that have greatly contributed to the rapid spread of Ebola.

Margarita Murillo: Another Victim of Neoliberalism in Honduras?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.31.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

Land disputes between peasants and large landowners in Honduras go back decades. Agrarian reform has been perhaps the most contentious issue for any Honduran government to deal with since the 1950s and 1960s, and certainly the biggest challenge.

An Educator's Lament: Part III -- Stakes of Our Educational Demise

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
Dave Pruett

Inadequately educated citizens see the world in black and white, settle for sound bites rather than discourse, fail to distinguish information from disinformation, and succumb to manipulation by clever attack ads and faux news.

An Educator's Lament: Part II -- Causes of Our Educational Demise

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Dave Pruett

The primary culprits against education include neglect, austerity, anti-intellectual/anti-science attitudes, good intentions gone awry, and malevolence aforethought.