Articles

I occasionally write articles for this-or-that place. Here are some of them:

“Forensic Pseudoscience: The Unheralded Crisis of Criminal Justice,” Boston Review,  Nov. 16, 2015.

“Police can shoot your dog for no reason. It doesn’t have to be that way.” The Washington Post, Nov. 13, 2015.

“Turkey Is Using ISIS as Cover For Its War Against Kurdish Activists,” The Nation, Aug. 26, 2015.

“Dear Amazon Workers: Unionize!” The Huffington Post, Aug. 25th, 2015.

“Hiring black prosecutors won’t fix the criminal justice system,” Al Jazeera America, July 31, 2015.

“The Anti-Nationalist Legacy of Rudolf Rocker,” New Politics, Summer 2015 issue.

“A frightening proposal to intern Muslim citizens,” Al Jazeera America, July 21, 2015.

“Ivan the Terrible’s Public Relations Firm Discusses His Rebranding Strategy,” McSweeney’s, May 10, 2015.

“Imprisoned for Sex on the Beach,” Al Jazeera America, May 6, 2015.

“Life Sings With Many Voices: Eduardo Galeano didn’t abandon politics—he discovered art,” Boston Review, April 24, 2015.

“Cops Who Let Their Unarmed Victims Die Should Be Punished, Too,” The New Republic, April 14, 2015.

“Gun deaths involving children are devastating. The NRA has no idea what to say about them.” The Washington Post, April 9, 2015.

“Utah’s New Registry for White Collar Criminals is Inhumane and Useless,” The New Republic, March 13, 2015.

“The Shocking Finding From the DOJ’s Ferguson Report That Nobody Has Noticed,” The Huffington Post, March 13, 2015. (with Oren Nimni)

“Higher Education in U.S. Prisons: A Cost-Effective Antipoverty Opportunity,” Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, March 10, 2015.

“Why Did UMass Ban Iranian Students from Some Graduate Programs?” The Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 20, 2015.

“No, Atheism does not need a moment of reckoning,” The Washington Post, Feb. 13, 2015.

“No One Should Have to Walk 21 Miles to Work,” The New Republic, Feb. 5, 2015.

“Could Government-Mandated Kidney Donation be a Good Thing?,” The Huffington Post, Feb. 3, 2015.

“Money Talks,” Jacobin, Jan. 28, 2015.

“Conservative hero’s dark side: How an “intellectual” icon’s real legacy got sanitized,” Salon, Jan. 20, 2015.

“The faults of the American criminal justice system run deeper than race,” New Politics, Dec. 15, 2014.

“Stop Eviscerating the Harvard Professor Who Threatened to Sue a Chinese Restaurant Over $4. He Has a Point.,” The New Republic, Dec. 13, 2014.

“The “Ted Cruz is smart” trap: Why this garbage is false — and dangerous,” Salon, July 28, 2014.

“New architecture in an old city: Is resurgent New Orleans losing its soul?,” The Lens, June 20, 2014.

“The Media Denied Us a Chance to Reflect and Unite After the New Orleans Mass Shooting,” The Huffington Post, Aug 17, 2013. (with Eric Parrie)

“The Last American Idealist,” New Politics, Feb. 6, 2013.

“Occupy New Haven Leaves Green But Fights On,” The Hartford Courant, April 20, 2012. (with Josh Smith)

 

Oh, and here are a couple of blog posts from here that people have responded well to:

I Could Say that Paul Bloom is a Callous Idiot, But I Empathize With Him…

The “Where Are You Coming From” Survey, Part I