Unconventional Wisdom Since 1865
Updated: 59 min 49 sec ago
Tom Engelhardt At the hour of our latest and greatest crisis, don't expect anything of this bunch but the usual heck of a job.
Robin Blackburn | Let's reinvent progressive economic policy, starting with a sovereign wealth fund to deal with urgent social needs.
Jeff Faux | Arcane financial instruments and unregulated Wall Street greed could plunge us into the next Great Depression.
Melissa Holbrook Pierson | Could Russell Banks, seasoned man's writer, be retooling himself as a fabulist?
Ange Mlinko | Helen Adam wrote to raise gooseflesh. A new collection of her work takes her on her own terms.
Jordan Davis | The Zen reflections in Philip Whalen's poetry have been collected in one beautiful book.
Ari Melber | Can't get enough political ads? A new venture allows voters to launch their own TV campaigns.
Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello & Brendan Smith | Labor leaders and environmentalists consider how green jobs can be good jobs for US workers.
Robert Scheer | Why the fuss over Obama's pastor when biblical damnation for bad behavior is made in both black and white churches?
Chris Lehmann | An account of the most recent installment in the nation's sick love affair with literary exhibitionists.
Tom Hayden, Bill Fletcher Jr., Barbara Ehrenreich & Danny Glover | The future has arrived: progressives can make a difference to ensure Barack Obama is our next President.
William Greider | Her solution to the mortgage meltdown and Wall Street's woes is déjà vu all over again.
Laila Al-Arian | As US military casualties in Iraq top 4,000, veterans and active-duty soldiers in the conflict give voice to the moral toll the war has taken.
Robert Lipsyte | A new book advocates equality for men and women on the playing field. But is that still a field of dreams?
Laura Flanders | discusses the staggering costs of the war from economist Robert Pollin, peace activist Leslie Cagan and war resister Aimee Allison.
The Editors | The power of Wall Street money and ideas must give way to a new public agenda to restore the real economy.
Nation Forum | Bill McKibben, Jesse Jackson, Eric Schlosser, Andy Stern, Anna Deavere Smith and others consider a New Deal for 2008.
John Nichols | Despite her assertions that she opposed NAFTA from the beginning, newly released White House documents show Clinton was an ardent advocate.
Daniel Brook | A look at the gap between rich and poor via two books: David Cay Johnson's Free Lunch and Michael J. Thompson's The Politics of Inequality.
Kim Phillips-Fein | Amity Schlaes's history of the Great Depression is nothing less than an attempt to reclaim the 1930s for the free market.