Blood and Water

By Kelsey Ronan, from Michigan Quarterly Review

Flint is a city of tremendous loss but also of tenacious DIY vitality; a city long betrayed by state politics and big business that is forging its own reinvention.

The Manhattan White House, the Secret Service, and the Painted Bikini Lady

By Nick Turse

A journey to the President-elect’s private “public” park.

Now What? Eric Utne on the Election of Donald Trump

By Eric Utne

Eric Utne looks to some of his favorite writers for their post-election thoughts.

On the Road With Our American Selves

By Mattea Kramer

Or how to feel like a jerk in Mombasa


A Patriot Returns Home Paralyzed and Disillusioned

By Mark Wilkerson

Follow the story of Tomas Young, a paralyzed veteran of the Iraq war, as he battles with his injuries and works to find himself back home in the United States.

Inside the Abortion Clinic

By Sallie Tisdale

Sallie Tisdale describes women from all walks of life as they pass through an abortion clinic.

What Does America Owe Its Citizens?

By Haki R. Madhubuti

Our national success was jumpstarted by the enslavement of African people. As a result, the economy of African American communities started later and with fewer resources, and this has been a difficult disparity to overcome.

“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.

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