What has been called a “quiet catastrophe” has been unfolding in America: the collapse of work for millions of America’s men, and, more recently, for...
Healing Our Warriors
NEW YORK—Tom Voss’s unit fired a warning shot, but the truck kept speeding towards them. So they shot to kill. It was Iraq more than... Read more
Oil Drilling Wastewater Used to Irrigate ‘America’s Salad Bowl’
More than half the country’s vegetables, fruits, and nuts are grown in California’s Central Valley, often called “America’s salad bowl.” The valley is also oil... Read more
John McAfee on the Erosion of Privacy and Freedom
NEW YORK—John McAfee, who created the world’s first antivirus computer program, VirusScan, in 1987, and became a news sensation in 2012 when he was on... Read more
Small Retailers Face Threats at Every Turn
NEW YORK—Small retail stores across the country are facing unprecedented pressures that go beyond the normal ebb and flow. High rents have finally cracked a... Read more
‘I Can’t Enjoy the Free World’ Says Former Prisoner of Conscience
SAN FRANCISCO—Two years ago, Sunny Guo, a then 47-year-old Chinese housewife, came alone to America to start a new life, one free of religious persecution... Read more
Is America Solving, or Just Exporting, Its Environmental Problems?
As regulations around toxic substances have tightened in the United States, American companies have increasingly looked to foreign markets where regulations are more lax. For... Read more
Scars on the Inside: Unpacking Trauma After 10 Years in the Military
NEW YORK—”There are days that I haven’t talked to anyone about. I know it’s spinning around in there, and I know the words, but I... Read more
A Portrait of the Millennial Generation, Through the Lens of Liberal Education
NEW YORK—Clayton Colaw, a millennial working on his master’s in sustainability at Columbia University, sees many things in the business world he thinks he can... Read more
Influx From Central America Pushes Immigration Courts to Brink
NEW YORK—It is in a windowless room on the 14th floor of a federal building in downtown Manhattan that many hopeful immigrants learn their fate... Read more
How Secure Is Your Vote?
While a decentralized voting system can safeguard against massive hacking, a small-scale hack in a swing state could be enough to alter an election. On Nov... Read more
How Flawed Are National Policing Statistics?
Police statistics are used to sway major policy decisions and channel billions of dollars in funding. The statistics can boost or undermine police legitimacy—an important... Read more
Prop 14 Comes Back to Roost
Proposition 14, or the Top Two Primaries Act, approved by California’s voters in 2010, was supposed to be an uptick in the way California... Read more
The Little County in a Swing State
JIM THORPE, Pa.—Most citizens of Carbon County are not your shout-from-the-rooftop types. And it’s a brave soul who openly reveals their pick for president this... Read more
America’s Hidden Unemployment Crisis
In a June 6 speech to the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said that the U.S. economy was “now fairly... Read more
Gesso Italiano (Chalk Art) at the San Diego Little Italy Fiesta
The 22nd San Diego Little Italy FIESTA! cultural festival took place on Oct. 9. The full-day event claimed 15 out of 48 blocks of Downtown San Diego’s famous Little Italy... Read more
Russia’s Power Play in Syria
Just a few short weeks ago, U.S.–Russia relations were poised for a post-Soviet breakthrough that could have seen them join forces to target the ISIS terrorist... Read more