December 2015 Volume 39, Issue 12

Dispatch
How One City Is Making Sure Bosses Comply With Wage Theft and Paid Sick Leave Laws
Seattle's labor regulators are now under one roof.
Jake Blumgart
Culture
The Great Academic Novel
At the ripe age of 50, John Williams' "Stoner" is getting the attention it deserves
Joanna Scutts
Culture
The Barriers to Understanding the Refugee Crisis in Europe
The contrasts between the lives of Europeans and the lives of refugees
Jane Miller
Culture
Trapped in the Prison of Right-Wing Pundit Dinesh D’Souza’s Paranoid Mind
A stint in the slammer convinced the conservative author that liberals are crooks, as he lays out in his new book Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me About Obama, Hillary and the Democratic Party.
Chris Lehmann
Culture
Love in the Time of 3D Boners
Do the genitalia in Gaspar Noé’s Love herald the rise or the fall of 3D cinema?
Michael Atkinson
Dispatch
Fewer Police, Safer Communities?
The tension between safety from police and safety from crime
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Viewpoint
Will the Media Again Rush to Declare Clinton the Winner of Tonight’s Democratic Forum?
Why TV's talking heads discount Bernie Sanders
Joel Bleifuss
Viewpoint
The United States’ Deplorable Parental Leave Policies Are Hurting Our Kids’ Futures
While wealthy parents pour more resources into their children's futures, middle- and lower-income families are being squeezed, resulting in an education gap
Susan J. Douglas
Viewpoint
20 Years After the Million Man March, Louis Farrakhan Can Still Draw A Crowd—And Make Media Uneasy
The 82-year old Nation of Islam leader filled the National Mall in October. Why didn't the media take much notice?
Salim Muwakkil
Culture
How Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became the Supreme Meme Queen
The psychology behind the 'Notorious RBG' phenomenon.
Sady Doyle

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