Politics


American Prankster: Benjamin Franklin

By Kembrew McLeod

Benjamin Franklin was a founder in the field of American wit, as his rivalry with "Poor Richard's" competitor Titan Leeds shows.


The Pentagon's Phony Budget War

by Mattea Kramer

The DoD cuts that didn't actually happen.


The Reparations of History

by Greg Grandin

What the modern world owes slavery.


Documenting Darkness

by Tom Engelhardt

Anatomy of a thug state.


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Reclaim Hope: Reflecting on the Occupy Movement

By Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox

Co-authors Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox reflect upon the Occupy movement and how many of the protestors at the Occupy sites share a common desire to reclaim hope in the American Dream.


Have You Given Up? The State of Activism in America

Utne readers from three generations weigh in on the state of activism in America today through the generational survey “Have You Given Up?”


A Dishonest Broker

by Chase Madar

Unpacking U.S. aid to Israel.


Pennsylvania Fracking: Welcome to Frackville

By Kim Sorvig, from Landscape Architecture Magazine

A landscape architect takes a closer look at the Pennsylvania fracking boom to prepare for fracking near his home in New Mexico.



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