Politics


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.


The Political Prison

By Mark Satin

Author Mark Satin believes there are six characteristics that bind our society – find out what they are.


Our Lives as Unhappy Consumers

By Mark Boyle

As we lose touch with the world around us, we become dependent on technology, on quantity over quality, and on consuming rather than experiencing. We should be working to fix that.


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Photo Essay: Day Two of the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Photos by Devin Lightner

Street scenes from Philadelphia on day two of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.


Photo Essay: Day One of the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Photos by Devin Lightner

Street scenes from Philadelphia on day one of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.


Photo Essay: Day Three of the 2016 Republican National Convention

Photos by Devin Lightner

Street scenes from Cleveland during day three of the 2016 Republican National Convention.


Bridging the Partisan Divide

Mark Gerzon

While we try to identify with the box we plan on checking in the next election, Mark Gerzon and other trailblazers are working to reunite Americans to be able to work more efficiently with each other.