The Rise and Fall of Evo Morales
For Bolivians looking north to the disintegration of Venezuela under one of Morales’s closest allies, strongman Nicolás Maduro, Evo’s abuses of democracy stoked fears that Bolivia could be headed for the same. But Evo had no intention of stepping down.
November 21, 2019
India’s Farmers on the March
Agriculture in India relies heavily on rain and temperature in the growing season; farmers here are highly sensitive to climate. They have already felt the beginning of the apocalypse in the form of dried-up wells, declining yields, and mass migrations of people.
December 14, 2018
Portrait of the Artist as a Single Mom
“I want to be a writer,” I said out loud, maybe for the first time. I wanted college to help me to support my family, be a contributing member of society, get off food stamps. But what I wanted most of all was a book I’d written to hold in my hand.
December 29, 2017
The War We Aren’t Debating
It’s a social policy that, many experts agree, has failed miserably since it was introduced more than forty years ago, tearing apart families and communities across the United States, consuming tens of thousands of lives abroad, and squandering huge sums of money. Yet hardly any national politician is willing to challenge it, and it’s been completely ignored during the 2012 presidential campaign. I’m speaking of the war on drugs.
October 22, 2012