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Paying to Be Locked Up

Private prison companies treat immigrant detainees like convicted criminals—and reap huge profits from the people they hold

by Keramet Reiter | Monday, December 03, 2018

Stress Test for Free Speech

Social media are destroying the democratic culture that the First Amendment is meant to protect

by Lincoln Caplan | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

In the Labyrinth of #MeToo

Addressing sexual aggression and power in contemporary society also means questioning what the feminist movement has really been about

by Sandra M. Gilbert | Monday, June 04, 2018

A Vacuum at the Center

How a demagogue resembles a typhoon, and why it matters to the future of the republic

by W. Robert Connor | Monday, March 05, 2018

Here’s the Beef with Chicken from China

The Trump USDA favored a powerful lobby over American food safety

by James McWilliams | Monday, December 04, 2017

Opioids and Paternalism

To help end the crisis, both doctors and patients need to find a new way to think about pain

by David Brown | Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Our Nuclear Future

We may think the bomb is back, but it never really went away

by Jeffrey Lewis | Monday, June 05, 2017

A Brief History of Secession

Why Calexit might not be as crazy as you think

by Richard Striner | Monday, March 06, 2017

“We Must Not Be Enemies”

Progressives who wish for a less reactionary America could begin by trying to understand the Trump voter

by Amitai Etzioni | Monday, December 05, 2016

The Virtue of an Educated Voter

The Founders believed that a well-informed electorate preserves our fragile democracy and benefits American society as a whole

by Alan Taylor | Tuesday, September 06, 2016
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