Jacob Wheel­er is a con­tribut­ing edi­tor at In These Times.
A Danish-American fluent in four languages, Wheeler worked as an assistant editor at the magazine from February 2007 to January 2009. His international interests include Central America, where he lived while writing a book on the Guatemalan adoption industry, and Scandinavia, as he was born in Denmark.Wheeler received his MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College in 2006 and his B.A. in Comparative Literature and German from the University of Michigan in 2000. He is the founding editor of the Glen Arbor Sun, a seasonal, northern Michigan-based magazine, and translates for the Copenhagen daily Borsen. His freelance work has appeared in Utne Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Detroit Free Press and the websites WorldPress.org, AlterNet.org and WorldChanging.com.
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How Did Minnesota Stay Blue in the Midterms? By Embracing, Not Running From, Progressive Values
Minnesota bucked the nationwide swing to the right. The national Democratic Party could learn a few things from how they did it.
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Building Parent-Teacher Unions
Inspired by Chicago, teachers unions across the country are looking to parents and communities for support.
Dispatch
Gay Marriage Tests ‘Minnesota Nice’
A constitutional amendment proposal comes to the Land of Lakes, a microcosm of the nation.
Labor
Live From Madison!: Updates From Inside/Outside Capitol
Labor
Wisconsin Labor Fight: Prelude to a Big Bang?
Feature
The Poisoning of Puerto Rico
The U.S. Navy left Vieques, but for many, the cancer remains.
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COPENHAGEN VIDEO: Strong Voices Speak for the Weak
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Largest Environmental Demonstration in History
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Protests in Copenhagen: VIDEOS
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More Naomi Klein interviews on TheUptake.org
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Naomi Klein Interviews from COP15
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Creative Collaboration in Copenhagen
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COP15 Demonstration Outside Bella Center
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Upcoming Coverage from Copenhagen: Stay Tuned
Dispatch
El Salvador’s Left Turn?
Mixed results for 'el frente' in the country's congressional elections.
Dispatch
GI Skinhead
An FBI report details white supremacists' recruitment of military personnel.
Viewpoint
An Inauguration Too Big for Words
The significance of Obama's coronation Tuesday was overwhelming; waving goodbye to Bush, on the other hand, was an emotion much easier to measure.
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El Salvador’s New Left
Once a guerrilla movement, the FMLN has swapped revolutionary rhetoric for pragmatic politics.
Dispatch
More U.S. Meddling in El Salvador?
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Was Hillary’s speech a turning point?
Many Clinton supporters in Denver swallow doubts, support Obama
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Bringing Baghdad to Denver Streets
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Michelle’s speech on family values
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The Audacity of HOPE signs
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Climate Change on the campaign trail
Dispatch
Don’t Tase Me, GOP!
Feature
Caricaturing Danish Muslims
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The War That Never Ends
Iraq Veterans Against the War's 'Winter Soldier' hearings revealed the awful truths of the occupation and the ongoing struggle for those who have returned home.
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Guatemala’s “Crime of the Century”
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Corporate Potluck
Dietitians and their company sponsors make strange buffet fellows
Dispatch
El Salvadors Patriot Act
Last year the government adopted a "Special Law Against Acts of Terrorism," which gives police and judges leeway to clear the streets of demonstrators and imposes mandatory sentences of 60 years for what was once considered a freedom of expression
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Banana Republic to Baby Republic
Guatemala could shut down its massive adoption industry
Dispatch
Civil War by Other Means
Rigoberta Menchú's presidental bid could turn the page on Guatemala's bloody past
Dispatch
Resisting the War on Science