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They Were Supposed to Be Free. Why Are They Locked Up?

They Were Supposed to Be Free. Why Are They Locked Up? They Were Supposed to Be Free. Why Are They Locked Up?

No one wants a person convicted of a sex offense in their neighborhood. So New York keeps them in prison long past their release dates.

Oct 17, 2023 / Feature / Chris Gelardi

Cambodia is afflicted with some of the highest concentrations of land mineson earth.

Cambodia Is Teaching the World How to Clear Land Mines Cambodia Is Teaching the World How to Clear Land Mines

The country’s history of bombardment has led it to develop expertise in the dangerous, delicate business of removing these hidden threats.

Oct 14, 2023 / Feature / Moustafa Bayoumi

Senator Menendez Is Just the Latest Sucker to Fall for Fool’s Gold

Senator Menendez Is Just the Latest Sucker to Fall for Fool’s Gold Senator Menendez Is Just the Latest Sucker to Fall for Fool’s Gold

While most celebrity goldbugs are on the far right—Steve Bannon, Glenn Beck, Candace Owens, Ron Paul…—Democrats are not immune from the strange charms of this economic delusion.

Oct 10, 2023 / Feature / Jeet Heer

Supreme Court Preview: This Term, It Can Always Get Worse

Supreme Court Preview: This Term, It Can Always Get Worse Supreme Court Preview: This Term, It Can Always Get Worse

With the liberals thoroughly outmatched, the upcoming term will not be a battle between right and left—it will be a battle between shades of extremism.

Sep 29, 2023 / Feature / Elie Mystal

What My Infant Son Taught Me About Caring for My Patients in the ICU

What My Infant Son Taught Me About Caring for My Patients in the ICU What My Infant Son Taught Me About Caring for My Patients in the ICU

Like my patients, he was on life support—but from my body rather than machines.

Oct 9, 2023 / Feature / Colleen M. Farrell

The New Colonialist Food Economy

The New Colonialist Food Economy The New Colonialist Food Economy

How Bill Gates and agribusiness giants are throttling small farmers in Africa and the Global South.

Sep 18, 2023 / Feature / Alexander Zaitchik

How Anti–Sex Work Legislation Is About to Get Worse

How Anti–Sex Work Legislation Is About to Get Worse How Anti–Sex Work Legislation Is About to Get Worse

FOSTA-SESTA made sex workers less safe and the Internet less free. A spate of new laws is deepening the damage.

Sep 25, 2023 / Feature / Sascha Cohen

The Abortion Rights Movement’s Unresolved Question

The Abortion Rights Movement’s Unresolved Question The Abortion Rights Movement’s Unresolved Question

Ballot measures represent the greatest hope for restoring abortion access in many red states. Should they replicate Roe v. Wade, or aim for something better?

Sep 12, 2023 / Feature / Amy Littlefield

Confessions of a McKinsey Whistleblower

Confessions of a McKinsey Whistleblower Confessions of a McKinsey Whistleblower

Inside the soul-crushing, morally bankrupt, top-secret world of our most powerful consulting firm.

Sep 5, 2023 / Feature / Garrison Lovely

Can Brandon Presley Shake Up Mississippi Politics?

Can Brandon Presley Shake Up Mississippi Politics? Can Brandon Presley Shake Up Mississippi Politics?

The second cousin of Elvis Presley is running for governor in a state where Democrats hardly get elected.

Sep 7, 2023 / Feature / John Nichols

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