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Guns and Gun Control
150th Anniversary Events
September 24, 2015
You Can’t Fight Poverty With a Concert
Global Citizen’s celebrity-packed festival aims to mobilize millennials against poverty. That’s pointless if it strips politics from the fight.
September 24, 2015
No Wonder Pope Francis Admires Him: Thomas Merton Denounced the ‘Versatile Blandishments of Money’
But there’s more: Merton wrote for
before he even became Catholic.
September 1, 2015
Memo to Fed: Don’t Raise Interest Rates
The Fed needs to stop worrying about stemming inflation that doesn’t exist and keep the focus on the jobs we need.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 27, 2015
After a Disaster Like Katrina, Water, Food, and Shelter Are Not Enough
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, residents are still fighting scam contractors and FEMA.
August 6, 2015
The Gaza Strip’s Last Safety Net Is in Danger
The UN’s refugee agency is one of the few forces standing between the people of Gaza and humanitarian catastrophe.
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July 29, 2015
Malaysia Needed a Clean Human Rights Record—So the State Department Just Gave It to Them
The president cleansed Malaysia of its notorious human trafficking record to give the country a front row seat to join the TPP—and Congress can’t do anything about it.
July 23, 2015
The Geopolitical Big Bang You Probably Don’t See Coming
China and Russia are gearing up to create an economic zone beyond Washington’s reach.
July 20, 2015
How Can Greece Break Out of the Austerity Trap?
Whether it leaves or stays under the yoke of the German-led technocracy, Athens will need to find an alternative path to recovery.
July 13, 2015
Food Cart Vendors Are Getting Kicked to the Curb
Street food vendors square off with big business in a David and Goliath feud.
July 8, 2015
The Roots of Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis—and Why Austerity Will Not Solve It
The US government is at least partially responsible for the emergency, which is affecting millions of what are effectively second-class US citizens.