Defusing the Politics of Anger

By Nick Licata, from Becoming a Citizen Activist

Productive activism starts with learning how to listen.

Yours, Not Sitting on a Pumpkin

By Louis Phillips, from Smithsonian Magazine

What can you offer the man who has it all? Trump finds out when he tries to buy Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond.

It Can't Happen Here ... Can It?

By Bob Dreyfuss

Trump’s storm troopers and the possibility of American fascism.

Coverage of Presidential Elections Since 1984

Explore how past presidential elections have shaped our current political climate with this look through the Utne Reader archives.


American Democracy Down for the Count

By Ann Jones

Or What Is It the Scandinavians Have That We Don’t?

Global Religion in the 21st Century

By Mark Jeurgensmeyer, Dinah Griego and John Soboslai

Finding different religions’ places in an interconnected world.

The American West: Roosevelt’s New Deal Policy

By Kathryn S. Olmsted

A historical look at the New Deal Policy’s effect on the American West during the Great Depression.

A Hard Look at How We See Race

By Sam Scott, from Stanford Magazine

Jennifer Eberhardt’s research shows subconscious connections in people’s minds between black faces and crime, and how those links may pervert justice; law enforcement officers across the country are taking note.