Q&A

Q&A features interviews with writers, economists, social scientists, activists and other big thinkers with important perspectives on issues affecting our democracy.

Farmworkers pick tomatoes at Taylor & Fulton Tomatoes in Immokalee, Fla. March 2006 (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
July 20, 2012 | Q&A

Probably from Immokalee, Florida, where a group of immigrant farmworkers are taking on the titans of the food industry. Continue reading

Wildfires destroying homes in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 2012. (AP Photo/Gaylon Wampler)
July 19, 2012 | Q&A
Bill McKibben answers questions about his terrifying new article in this week's Rolling Stone.
Nathaniel Jamal Abraham, 12, of Pontiac, Mich., listens to his attorney in Juvenile court in 1998. (AP Photo/Richard Sheinwald, File)
July 12, 2012 | Q&A

The lawyer behind the Supreme Court victory outlawing mandatory life imprisonment of minors explains how age and race influence criminal justice.
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July 6, 2012 | Q&A
Freelancers Union founder Sara Horowitz talks about a new model for organizing workers and what it means for organized labor in general.
A street vendor sells fruit in Los Angeles. September 2010. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
June 22, 2012 | Q&A

Writers at The American Prospect are taking on U.S. poverty. Read our Q&A with editor-in-chief Kit Rachlis. Continue reading

Supporters watch results at the election night rally for Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Waukesha, Wis. June 2012. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
June 15, 2012 | Q&A

Mother Jones‘ Andy Kroll shares what he’s uncovered tracking dark money in state and local elections. Continue reading

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June 7, 2012 | Q&A

Micah Sifry and Andrew Rasiej of the Personal Democracy Forum discuss how the Internet can be used to fight dark money and protect democracy. Continue reading

Chuck D , from the group Public Enemy, performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. June 2007. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
May 18, 2012 | Q&A

Author Jeff Chang on the history of hip hop and revolutionary rap music. Continue reading

People arrive at JPMorgan Chase headquarters in New York. May 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
May 16, 2012 | Q&A

Simon Johnson says the losses show something is fundamentally wrong with the way banks manage and control risk. Continue reading

Richard Wilkinson at TED
May 13, 2012 | Q&A
An epidemiologist explains why inequality is dangerous to our health.
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May 11, 2012 | Q&A

Watch some of the milestone moments in manipulative political TV ads. Continue reading

Jose Antonio Vargas at a Romney campaign event in Iowa. Vargas, who had reported on Romney's 2008 campaign, was asked to leave because he didn't have press credentials.
May 4, 2012 | Q&A

Jose Antonio Vargas describes how his life in and out of hiding redefined what it means to be American. Continue reading

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April 27, 2012 | Q&A

Learn about a farmer’s market program that improves diets and supports farmers. Continue reading

Ann Romney, the wife of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, holds her 8-month-old granddaughter, Soleil. June 2009. (AP/Elise Amendola)
April 19, 2012 | Q&A

Cultural scholar Stephanie Coontz talks about the realities behind the rhetoric of women balancing work and life. Continue reading

Supporters hold up signs that read "Hope" as Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., speaks at a rally in Concord, N.H. January 2008 (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
April 13, 2012 | Q&A

The former green jobs czar explains the importance of winning in November… and December. Continue reading

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