Lanny Thompson (UPR): Colonial Governmentality in Puerto Rico and the Philippines: Sovereign Force, Governmental Rationality, and Disciplinary Institutions under US Rule. Jon Lee Anderson on Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico’s neo-colonial legacy. Why Washington should finally make Puerto Rico a state: As the hurricanes have made clear, all of America has a stake in the island’s success. Puerto Rico’s recovery is essential for our economy: Even if you ignore the obvious moral necessity for the government to assist Puerto Rico, the government should not ignore its economic and military necessity. Many Trump voters who got hurricane relief in Texas aren’t sure Puerto Ricans should.

As Puerto Rico faces $95 billion cleanup, expose reveals vulture firms who own its $74 billion debt. Laura Moscoso on the highest bidders in Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy. Ellen Brown on how to wipe out Puerto Rico’s debt without hurting bondholders. Zakaria proposes “grand bargain” on Puerto Rico’s debt. Puerto Rico has put itself in the running for Amazon’s HQ2.