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Heartbreaking Photos and Tragic Tales of San Francisco's Homeless

More Coverage of Homelessness The Shockingly Simple, Surprisingly Cost Effective Way to End Homelessness Heartbreaking Photos and Tragic Tales of San Francisco's Homeless This Massive Project Is Great News for Homeless Vets in Los Angeles Here's...Show More Summary

Visiting My Friend in Putin's Prison Camp

My first stop at Sadovaya Prison Colony No. 2 in central Russia is the visitors' intake center. I've traveled for 14 hours on an overnight train that reeked of fetid socks to see my imprisoned friend, environmental activist Yevgeny Vitishko. Show More Summary

Can Tiny Houses Help Fix Homelessness?

More Coverage of Homelessness The Shockingly Simple, Surprisingly Cost Effective Way to End Homelessness This Massive Project Is Great News for Homeless Vets in Los Angeles Here's What It's Like to Be a Homeless Techie in Silicon Valley Hanging...Show More Summary

The Shockingly Simple, Surprisingly Cost Effective Way to End Homelessness

By Scott Carrier | Tuesday Feb. 17, 2015 06:00 AM ET I t's early December, 10:30 in the morning, and Rene Zepeda is driving a Volunteers of America minivan around Salt Lake City, looking for reclusive homeless people, those camping out next to the railroad tracks or down by the river or up in the foothills. Show More Summary

The Singer of "Love Shack" Is Back With an Upbeat Solo Album

The B-52s have kept their glittery, campy party vibe going for nearly four decades, from early jams like "Rock Lobster," through later hits like "Love Shack," right up to 2008 with the release of their well-received album Funplex. With...Show More Summary

"The Actual Truth Is, I Was a Racist."

"Good day to you, citizen." That's how America's third president opens The Thomas Jefferson Hour, a weekly radio program and podcast in which the 271-year-old founder discusses politics and wine, expounds on the virtues of farming and...Show More Summary

Witness the Death of the '60s in Ken Light's Era-Defining Photos

Ken Light's photos from 1969 to 1974 document the social landscape of America as it frayed at the seams, rife with turmoil. As a young photographer, Light captured the country at this pivotal moment, and his frontline protest photosShow More Summary

Scientists: No, We Can't Fight Climate Change by Burning Trees

This article originally appeared at the Huffington Post and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A group of 78 scientists is criticizing an Environmental Protection Agency memo they say may dramatically undermine...Show More Summary

Missing David Carr

David Carr was a bundle of genius wrapped up in the most unlikely packaging. Once, when I was working at the Washington Monthly, he stopped by our scruffy, roach-infested Dupont Circle headquarters for a visit. He didn't get three feet into the office before another editor physically tried to shove him back out the door. Show More Summary

There's a Horrifying Amount of Plastic in the Ocean. This Chart Shows Who's to Blame.

Marine scientists have long known that plastic pollution in the ocean is a huge problem. The most visible sign of it is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an accumulation of waste (actually spanning several distinct patches) floating in the ocean. Show More Summary

Here's How Countries All Over the World Are Making Polluters Pay

Solving climate change is essentially an economic problem: How do you force companies and consumers to pay for the damage caused by the fossil fuels they consume? Let me explain: Without a price on carbon emissions, big polluters don't pay for the greenhouse gases that they release into the atmosphere. Show More Summary

Goodnight Measles: Bedtime Stories for Your Unvaccinated Child

As of February 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has counted 121 reported measles cases this year in 17 states and Washington DC. Of those, 103 (85 percent) are linked to the outbreak that began at Disneyland in December. Show More Summary

Judge Says That Claiming to Cure Homosexuality Is Consumer Fraud

In a blow to the controversial practice of gay conversion therapy, a New Jersey judge has ruled that therapists who claim that homosexuality is a curable mental disorder are committing consumer fraud. The ruling, issued on Tuesday by Superior Court Judge Peter F. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz, Closet Keynesian: Read His 2009 Defense of President Obama's Stimulus

There are few members of Congress more opposed to using government funds to boost the economy than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). As a candidate in 2011, he blasted President Barack Obama's job creation agenda as "yet another rehash of the...Show More Summary

Love in the Time of PTSD: Mac McClelland's Irritable Heart

As Mother Jones' copy editor, I used to read the long, narrative features written by our former human rights reporter, Mac McClelland, many times over before they appeared in the magazine. They often wore me out, grammatically and emotionally,...Show More Summary

There Will Be Fewer Child Migrants This Year, But the Crisis Isn't Over

It was right around this time last year that sources in South Texas began telling me that an expected surge of unaccompanied child migrants was going to be much larger than previously anticipated. They were right: The number of kids crossing the US-Mexico border skyrocketed in 2014, and the border crisis was soon front-page news. Show More Summary

Why Is the Keystone XL Is So Crucial to the GOP's Vision for the Future?

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. It's a ritual long familiar to observers of American politics: presidential hopefuls with limited international experience travel to foreign lands and deliver speeches designed to showcase their grasp of foreign affairs. Show More Summary

Let the Hillaryland Infighting Begin

Hillary Clinton's second presidential campaign was supposed to be one giant kumbaya sing-along for the Democratic coalition. For years, elected officials and party elders had been rushing to endorse her proto-campaign. The warring Obama-Clinton...Show More Summary

GOP Lawsuit Says Obama's Immigration Plan Costs States Big Bucks. That's Wrong.

The mostly GOP-run states suing to block President Barack Obama's immigration actions have a shaky legal argument. But politically, their rationale sounds even worse. Continue Reading ยป

Rock Around the Doc: Here's What an Anti-Vaxxer Band Sounds Like

Michael Belkin, the guitarist and lead singer for Seattle band the Refusers, can imagine what the masses might think about its anti-vaccination message. "I guess we're about as popular as Pussy Riot was with Vladimir Putin," he saysShow More Summary

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