Obama and the right’s “brave new world”

Political pundits seem to agree that the past couple of weeks haven't been kind to the Obama administration.


Letter from the heartland: Silent factories, human pain

High unemployment, the paycheck-to-paycheck population of the area, and the increasing incidence of spousal abuse, teen pregnancy and drug use still dominate daily life.


Science of happiness - and the April jobs report

There are two broad measurements of happiness: first, the ups and downs of daily emotions, and second, an individual's overall evaluation of life.


Google Glass: Vision for the future, or the eyes of Big Brother?

For all intents and purposes, Glass is a technological extension of the human body - or so Google would have us believe.


Letter from Puerto Rico: A workers' commune flourishes

In the village where we stayed, we heard stories of a "fishing commune" nearby. That description demanded that we investigate.


Chris Hayes’ “Twilight of the Elites” explodes meritocracy myth

But the critical mechanism of "exploitation" so central to a meaningful, class-based analysis is completely absent.


Fascism defeated 68 years ago; will it return?

On May 8 and 9, 1945, the world celebrated the end of the Second World War. Since then, Victory in Europe Day has been celebrated by scores of countries.


Remembering Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman

"A true metal master, he gave energy and excitement to millions, and will continue to."