Nathan Schneider, a contributing writer for America, is a reporter and professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.
 Agricultural workers in Arvin, Calif., clean carrot crops April 3, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Shannon Stapleton, Reuters)
Politics & Society Short Take
Nathan SchneiderApril 12, 2020
“This may be the time,” he said, “to consider a universal basic wage.” This points to what is usually known as universal basic income—a regular, substantial cash payment to people just for being alive.
Volunteers on Staten Island, New York, distribute food in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in November 2012. The challenge is maintaining such enthusiasm among mutual aid groups in the long run. (iStock/AnnaLauraWolff)
Politics & Society Short Take
Nathan SchneiderApril 01, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is inspiring works of wonder, writes Nathan Schneider, but will volunteers and activists have the energy to keep going after the worst has passed?
Politics & Society Features
Nathan SchneiderMarch 05, 2020
As walls go up, so does the hoarding behind them
Politics & Society Short Take
Nathan SchneiderNovember 05, 2019
Is there an ars moriendi for empires?
Faith Features
Nathan SchneiderOctober 30, 2019
Putting an end to the cultural pressure that prevents men from taking on caregiving roles.
Politics & Society Short Take
Nathan SchneiderSeptember 24, 2019
The phrase always seems to come at the end of a sentence—change the world, period. Change the world how?
Faith Faith in Focus
Nathan SchneiderApril 22, 2019
Welcome! Christ is risen.
Politics & Society Last Take
Nathan SchneiderFebruary 11, 2019
Today, it is easier than ever for activists to command attention for a moment but harder to form the lasting relationships and organizations that are also needed to make lasting change.
Necessary change can happen during tumult, argues the veteran activist George Lakey, while tranquility can keep unjust conditions in place. (iStock/PeopleImages)
Politics & Society Short Take
Nathan SchneiderJanuary 14, 2019
Polarized times tempt danger, such as the very real authoritarian surge happening around the world right now. But necessary changes often take place during periods of tumult, not tranquility.
U.S President Donald Trump gestures outside the Elysee Palace after his talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Nov. 10. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Politics & Society Short Take
Nathan SchneiderNovember 15, 2018
Maybe we just like victimizing each other and never addressing basic problems. But our young citizens have had enough of this political show and are making a spectacle of their own.