Politics


“Good Enough” Bridges Aren’t Good Enough

By Henry Peroski

Bridges are built to specific standards of weight and length of use, but these specifics and the laws surrounding them need to be reconsidered as times change and traffic increases.


Napalm the Dog

By Howard Means

How a fabricated story stimulated sincere horror on the Kent State Campus.


On the Front Lines: The Firsthand Account of a Cold War Correspondent

By Melissa Burch

Follow Cold War correspondent Melissa Burch as she documents the conflict between the Soviet Union and the Mujahedeen.


Why “Black Lives Matter” Matters

By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Racism in America is something that has persisted since the day this country began. And while there have been many outcries at the injustice, none has been so universally prevalent as Black Lives Matter.


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Black Culture and History Matter

By Kirsten Mullen, from The American Prospect

It took 150 years after America officially abolished slavery to get a national museum on the black experience.


Angels, Protesters, and Patriots

By Chris A. Smith, from California

What a long-ago skirmish involving the Hells Angels says about love of country.


Surviving the Silly Season

By Kevin Powell, special to Utne Reader

A diary of the circuses that were the Republican and Democratic national conventions.


The Deeply Political Act of Caring

By Joan C. Tronto

The act of caring may seem like a simple notion, but many choose to reject caring about certain life changing political processes.