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Wake-Up Call

What does it take to represent voters? Jeanne Dietsch takes us into the unglamorous, necessary work of democracy, of a candidate for local office knocking on doors, learning her community, facing the hard questions.

Sic Semper Tyrranis

“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” -- Milan Kundera I. Invention One of the first documentations of African people in...

Meeting President Obama: A Farewell to Representation

This article is being published in collaboration with the Kennedy School Review. One day last fall, at a small campus in the heart of New...

Interlude: Yemen

It’s Thursday in Old Sana’a, and the call to prayer has yet to rush anyone home. Our motley tourist troupe – Egyptian, Brazilian, Canadian, American...

The Inaccessibility of the Lives of Others

Nobody has ever catcalled me.  God knows I’ve tried: short shorts, no top, the whole caboodle.  But however much I’m “asking for it,” it...

Ni Pena Ni Miedo

Some people must wonder why we want bones. I want them so much! I want them so much! --Violeta Berrios in “Nostalgia for the Light”   In Chacabuco...

You Had Me at Beheading! The Author of “Against Football” Responds...

To open separate window, click button on upper right of display   Copyright @ 2015 by Steve Almond. First published in The Rumpus, December 1, 2015. Reprinted...

Trump’s Executive Order Attacks the America I Know and Love

In this moment, America is not mine. It cannot be—it is not like anything I have seen. I came here in 2007, one year before...

An End to Impunity? Protests and Hope for Mexico

MEXICO CITY – I have covered many massacres, witnessed too much bloodshed, so many that the latest killings should not have come as a...

Goodbye Climate Change, Goodbye Global Poverty?

A political agenda for dealing humanely with climate change will have to come from the Global South

Manal and Alaa

To open separate window, click button on upper right of comic display   “Manal and Alaa: A Love Story” Copyright © 2015 by Lena Merhej. Published in...

Nous Sommes Paris

I love Paris. Walking through the world’s most beautiful streets for the Climate Conference reminded me of why. To me and to so many, Paris...