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

  • August 24, 2012 | Q&A

    Economist Robert Pollin explains why it’s important not to sacrifice the welfare of workers in tough economic times. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2012 | Q&A

    Scholar and blogger Juan Cole explains how racism plays a factor in how we view terrorist incidents in the U.S. Continue reading

  • August 7, 2012 | Q&A

    In his new late-night show, comedian W. Kamau Bell looks at news, politics and culture through the lens of race. Continue reading

  • August 6, 2012 | Q&A

    The Olympics are just one example of how hosting sports events and building stadiums can actually be a losing proposition. Continue reading

  • July 27, 2012 | Q&A

    Mark Thompson, author of a Time magazine cover story on military suicide, talks about the roots and reasons behind these tragic decisions. Continue reading

  • 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

  • July 19, 2012 | Q&A
    Bill McKibben answers questions about his terrifying new article in this week's Rolling Stone.
  • 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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  • 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

  • June 15, 2012 | Q&A

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