Nathan Schneider, a contributing writer for America, is a reporter and professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Politics & Society Short Take
Nathan SchneiderSeptember 11, 2020
Trump calls himself the “law and order” president. But his “law and order” is a promise for some at the expense of others.
Flying cars, hyperloop trains and other venture capitalist fever dreams are not going to carry us out of our economic mess. (Illustration from iStock/Naeblys)
Politics & Society Short Take
Nathan SchneiderJune 04, 2020
We can’t wait for the venture capitalists and their playthings to save us after the coronavirus, writes Nathan Schneider. It is time to turn to the innovation of cooperative economics.
 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.