Archive for February 6, 2014


“If it weren’t for In These Times, I’d be a man without a country.”

Kurt Vonnegut

Hated on the Left, the TPP Draws Conservative Foes
A ragtag right-wing coalition opposes fast-tracking the deal they call ‘Obamatrade.’
By Cole Stangler

Kshama Sawant: The Great Red Hope
The socialist City Council member shares her plans for Seattle.
By Micah Uetricht

The ‘Sharing’ Hype
Do companies like Lyft and Airbnb help democratize the economy?
By Rebecca Burns

A Final Q&A with Pete Seeger (1919-2014)
At one of his last appearances, the singer looked back at an eight-decade career.
By Mike Elk

Is The Racial Apology Possible?
Madonna’s N-word Tweet, Ani DiFranco’s plantation kerfuffle, and the limitations of ‘sorry.’
By Daisy Hernandez

Grad Students Reunionize
NYU students win recognition through grassroots organizing.
By Andrew Mortazavi

What To Expect From New York’s Black Feminist First Lady
Can we embrace Chirlane McCray without smothering her?
By Andrea Plaid

‘It is Roi who is dead’: Remembering Amiri Baraka (1934-2014)
The rousing, polarizing poet had many selves.
By Andrew Epstein

Yelp, for Fair Dining
A new app tells you which restaurants treat their workers well.
By Analeah Rosen

Throwing Satire to the Wolf
Scorsese’s latest is a romp through vicarious amorality.
By Michael Atkinson

COMMENTARY

Billionaires Attempt To Convince Society That They Are The Good Guys
America’s rich see themselves as victims of Nazi-like persecution.
By David Sirota

The Gap Between Rich and Poor, Accidentally Explained by Bob McDonnell
The scandal shows inequality is not just a slip of some invisible hand of the market.
By Leo Gerard

WORKING IN THESE TIMES

Obama’s Wage Hike For Federal Contractors Won’t Apply to Disabled Workers
This exclusive report reveals a major hole in the president’s minimum wage pledge.
By Mike Elk

THE PRISON COMPLEX

Private Contractor Accused of Skimping on Prisoner Food
Indiana prisoners get a taste of victory as hot weekday lunches are reinstated following a hunger strike.
By George Lavender


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February 2014

…behind the violence in South Sudan; theArab Spring is not over; don’t upset the new middle classes of North KoreaChina’s new battle of the Pacific; Japan’s makeover isn’t working; hungry burger workers were not theAmerican dream; why the Romanians are growing their own veg; have the Gameswrecked Sochi’s future? Uruguay fights drugs by unbanning them; a little night music… and more…
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