Month: June 2022

<div>57,000 Channels and There’s Nothing On</div>

57,000 Channels and There’s Nothing On

American TV once threatened to become radical and strange through the proliferation of local stations. But it wouldn’t be allowed…

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It’s Bigger Than Amazon

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What You Need to Know About Inflation

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<div>“We’re New — We Don’t Have Any Customs”</div>

“We’re New — We Don’t Have Any Customs”

Two films about the Tennessee Valley Authority stress its utopian promise and the lives that had to be destroyed to…

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<div>Voices From a Forgotten Revolution</div>

Voices From a Forgotten Revolution

The Rural Electrification Act (REA), passed in 1936 as part of the New Deal, enabled the federal government to provide…

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Belgian king’s Congo challenge: Don’t do anything to cause trouble

State visits by European monarchs are usually safe, staid affairs, full of long speeches, polite ceremonies and calls for closer…

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<div>Spaghetti Junctions</div>

Spaghetti Junctions

How did New York become the only metropolis in the world to insist that its transit map reflect the layout…

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<div>The Casualties of the Drone War</div>

The Casualties of the Drone War

Since the War on Terror began, the US military has used aerial bombing campaigns to avoid American combat losses. But…

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<div>Putin Didn’t Unite Europe — He Just Militarized It</div>

Putin Didn’t Unite Europe — He Just Militarized It

Whatever the outcome of the Ukraine war, it’ll mean a more divided and armed Europe. Troops take part in Saber…

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<div>Jeremy Corbyn: What You Should Read</div>

Jeremy Corbyn: What You Should Read

What’s sitting on the nightstand of the Labour Party’s greatest living leader? Sorry, this articles is available to subscriber only….

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<div>Get on the Bus</div>

Get on the Bus

Chile’s private bus companies tried to repress the working-class vote. It backfired. A worker cleans an E12 electric bus in…

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<div>American Exceptionalism Off the Rails</div>

American Exceptionalism Off the Rails

Why the United States spends so much but gets so little public transit. Sorry, this articles is available to subscriber…

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<div>How Liberals Created, Then Destroyed, Publicly Owned Nuclear Power</div>

How Liberals Created, Then Destroyed, Publicly Owned Nuclear Power

The battle over New York’s Indian Point power plant was quietly a battle for the soul of American liberalism. Getty…

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<div>The Attack on Yemen’s Infrastructure — and the Humanitarian Disaster That Followed</div>

The Attack on Yemen’s Infrastructure — and the Humanitarian Disaster That Followed

Saudi planes have wreaked havoc on every part of Yemen. Yemeni civilians inspect the rubble left behind by a Saudi…

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<div>Crypto Can’t Build a Better Internet</div>

Crypto Can’t Build a Better Internet

For all its utopian trappings, web3 tech like cryptocurrency only deepens the problem of elite control over the internet. We…

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Cuba’s Socialist Biotech

The Cuban biotechnology sector is state-owned, state-financed, state-planned, and the source of some of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the…

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