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U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It.
For two decades, domestic counterterrorism strategy has ignored the rising danger of far-right extremism. In the atmosphere of willful indifference, a virulent…
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13 days ago
Did Uber Steal Google’s Intellectual Property? | The New Yorker
Google initiated a lawsuit after Anthony Levandowski, a former employee who helped create self-driving cars, joined Uber. Illustration by David Plunkert In the…
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4 weeks ago
City unveils new plan to close gaps in Manhattan Greenway
Awesome #bikenyc news! Thx @NYC_DOT for the Manhattan Greenway improvements! Why am I reading about it via @CurbedNY & not @StreetsblogNYC? @dahvnyc…
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5 weeks ago
West Texas becomes world’s “extraction colony" as oil, gas exports surge | The Texas Tribune
How a new oil boom is transforming West Texas, sending U.S. oil around the world and threatening efforts to fight climate change. More in this series MIDLAND —…
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5 weeks ago
Checkpoint Nation
Border Patrol agents are extending their reach deep into the country’s interior. Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 7:00 am CST Gabriella Demczuk October 8, 2018 L aura…
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5 weeks ago
Idle Words—Portrait of a Campaign
Oct 10, 2018 First disclaimer : The following is not intended as a roman-a-clef. Everything here is a composite portrait drawn from a dozen or so campaigns in…
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5 weeks ago
My Great-Grandfather the Bundist | by Molly Crabapple | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
Volkavaisk Bundists, 1905 “There, where we live, that is our country.” —Motto of the Jewish Labor Bund During his elder years, my great-grandfather, the…
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5 weeks ago
The Suffocation of Democracy | by Christopher R. Browning | The New York Review of Books
Culture Club/Getty Images German President Paul von Hindenburg and Chancellor Adolf Hitler on their way to a youth rally at the Lustgarten, Berlin, May 1933 As…
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6 weeks ago
China Used a Tiny Chip in a Hack That Infiltrated Amazon and Apple
In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies , a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its…
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6 weeks ago
Notes from Dynamicland: Geokit
Hey ___, I know you've been curious about some of the stuff I've done at Dynamicland . It might be a while until youcan make it out here and visit in person, so…
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august 2018
A New Wave Of Hardline Anti-BDS Tactics Are Targeting Students, And No One Knows Who’s Behind It
The covert operation to target US college students critical of Israeli policy. Our colleagues at @jdforward have launched an important investigation. …
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august 2018
3M Knew About the Dangers of PFOA and PFOS Decades Ago, Internal Documents Show
News that the Environmental Protection Agency pressured the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to suppress a study showing PFAS chemicals…
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july 2018
The Quietest Place In America Is Becoming a Warzone
N 48.12885°, W 123.68234° —Amid the panoply of greenery that makes up the Hoh Rainforest, a gap in the old growth forest arises. Well, more accurately it’s a…
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july 2018
Will Hurricane Harvey Recovery Sink or Save a Texas City Already Fighting for Survival? The Texas Observer
Will disaster recovery sink or save Port Arthur? by and Sophie Novack Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 7:00 am CST July 30, 2018 O n a Friday morning in mid-May, Beatrice…
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july 2018
A Neoliberal Nightmare at OZY Fest 2018 – Rolling Stone
On August 11th, 1999, the Dalai Lama brought thousands of New Yorkers to Central Park to hear him preach the gospel of nothingness. About 20 years later, a tech…
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july 2018
How Progressives Can Engage Russia | The Nation
Illustration by Curt Merlo. W hat is the left’s foreign-policy approach to Russia? Long before the advent of the Trump presidency, progressives had been vocal…
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july 2018
Alt-Right Troll To Father Killer: The Unraveling Of Lane Davis
news Lane Davis was a far-right, pro-Trump media figure looking for his big break. Then he stabbed his father to death. Joseph Bernstein BuzzFeed News Reporter…
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july 2018
The Anthony Bourdain Interview
Anthony Bourdain had started smoking again, was the first thing I noticed as he sat down with me last February. He was a bit hung over from a recent working…
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july 2018
How ‘Fortnite’ Became the Most Popular Video Game on Earth
When Kylie Milligan met her boyfriend in their high school’s parking lot in May, she found him holding a sign that would be nearly incomprehensible to anyone…
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july 2018
It Can Happen Here | by Cass R. Sunstein | The New York Review of Books
They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933–45 by Milton Mayer, with a new afterword by Richard J. Evans Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the…
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june 2018
Trump’s Pick to Lead Weather Agency Spent 30 Years Fighting It - Bloomberg
In 2005 a representative of AccuWeather, the commercial forecasting company, visited the office of then-U.S. Senator Rick Santorum. It might have been Joel…
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june 2018
Carbon Ironies | Wen Stephenson
I’ve not yet given up believing both that the world ought to be better and that we have a duty to construct methods of improvement. —William T. Vollmann,…
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june 2018
How Houston Lost Its Mind Over a Trump Shirt – Texas Monthly
It’s hard to imagine a safer space in Houston than West University Place. Its unofficial motto is “The Neighborhood City,” and on a sweet spring night that was…
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june 2018
Vice Media Was Built on a Bluff. What Happens When It Gets Called?
It was sunny in Williamsburg on the last Wednesday in May, which also happened to be the second day of a new era at Vice Media. Visitors were still required to…
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june 2018
For Auburn Tigers softball, joy on surface obscured darker truths within
For Auburn softball, joy on the surface obscured darker truths within Brian Stauffer Book One A little over a year ago, I gave a speech to the Auburn Tigers…
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june 2018
City of Exiles — The California Sunday Magazine
Nicole Ramos, a 38-year-old lawyer from suburban New Jersey, sat nervously petting one of her many cats on a red couch next to the Buddha statue in the Tijuana…
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june 2018
Blood Will Tell
This article is a partnership between ProPublica, where Pamela Colloff is a senior reporter, and The New York Times Magazine, where she is a writer at large.…
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may 2018
The Birth of the New American Aristocracy - The Atlantic
Craig Cutler 1. The Aristocracy Is Dead … For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around…
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may 2018
Blood Will Tell
This article is a partnership between ProPublica, where Pamela Colloff is a senior reporter, and The New York Times Magazine, where she is a writer at large.…
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may 2018
Missing Files Motivated the Leak of Michael Cohen’s Financial Records
Transactions involving Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer, were the subject of multiple unreleased suspicious-activity reports. Photograph by John…
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may 2018
The 9 Minutes That Almost Changed America
Roger Williams cannot enjoy fireworks on the Fourth of July anymore. The 68-year-old Texan is a longtime NRA member, but these days, he can’t hunt. Once, during…
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may 2018
Trump vs. the “Deep State” | The New Yorker
Amid purges, infighting, and loyalty tests, civil servants liken the Administration’s tactics to a “hostile takeover and occupation.” Illustration by Christian…
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may 2018
Theory: Playboy Model Had Affair With Trump, Not Broidy
Why do all the facts about Elliot Broidy’s (supposed) affair with Shera Bechard point to Donald Trump? Photo: WWD/REX/Shutterstock; Getty Images On May 2, Rudy…
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may 2018
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Kanye West in the Age of Donald Trump - The Atlantic
Glenn Harvey I could only have seen it there, on the waxed hardwood floor of my elementary-school auditorium, because I was young then, barely seven years old,…
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may 2018
Home - Our Untamed River
OTHER PROJECTS PART II As the ocean creeps in A Florida Times-Union special report Century of dredging brought wealth, watery risks Beneath a half moon one…
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may 2018
America's New Metropolitan Landscape: Pockets Of Dense Construction In A Dormant Suburban Interior
Source: https://ggwash.org In “The Great American Single-Family Home Problem,” New York Times reporter Conor Dougherty drives home the point that the high cost…
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april 2018
Inside Rex Tillerson’s Ouster | The New Yorker
Before Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was abruptly fired, he oversaw a State Department that appeared to be plunged into chaos at every level. Photograph by…
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april 2018
Palantir Knows Everything About You
Peter Thiel’s data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens. The scary thing? Palantir is desperate for new customers. High above…
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april 2018
Jewish Currents
Jewish Currents spoke with more than 50 Birthright Israel participants and staffers about their experiences with the often-fraught sexual and gender dynamics on…
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april 2018
The Maraschino Mogul’s Secret Life | The New Yorker
In the basement, police discovered a hydroponic system for cultivating marijuana. Illustration by Janne Iivonen Arthur Mondella is mourned. Up until the moment…
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april 2018
A small-time scam artist gave Trump a mansion for $0. Why? | Reveal
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – In this enclave of celebrity and tremendous wealth, it was a real estate megadeal that made little sense. In 2008, an Egyptian man with…
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april 2018
The National Enquirer, a Trump Rumor, and Another Secret Payment to Buy Silence | The New Yorker
David Pecker, the chairman and C.E.O. of A.M.I., who has spoken publicly about his friendship with President Trump. Photograph by Mark Peterson / Redux for The…
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april 2018
In Wyoming, A Newly Unionized Newsroom Says Corporate Bosses Are Retaliating | HuffPost
The labor union representing workers at the Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming has accused the paper and parent company Lee Enterprises of retaliating against…
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april 2018
The Price of Innocence | The Marshall Project
Henry Lee McCollum, seated, and his half-brother, Leon Brown, were released from prison after DNA evidence exonerated them in the 1983 rape and murder of an…
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april 2018
Inside the Decade-Long Russian Campaign to Infiltrate NRA, Elect Trump - Rolling Stone
In November 2013, the president of the National Rifle Association, David Keene, was introduced as an honored guest at the conference of the Right to Bear Arms ,…
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april 2018
Junot Díaz: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma | The New Yorker
Illustration by Ben Wiseman; photograph courtesy the author X⁠— Last week I returned to Amherst. It’s been years since I was there, the time we met. I was…
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april 2018
“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades
The search lasted for seven days and covered more than 180,000 square miles of ocean. Illustration by Yuko Shimizu. I. “The Clock Is Ticking” In the darkness…
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april 2018
Europe is doing way more than the US to protect online privacy - Vox
Mark Zuckerberg delivers the commencement address at Harvard in 2017. Paul Marotta /Getty Images Outside contributors' opinions and analysis of the most…
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april 2018
Why Mark Zuckerberg Should Read “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” | The New Yorker
Betty Smith, the author of “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” was a good observer of the economics of various opportunities, including those based on intellectual…
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april 2018
“The Olds Feel Like the Youngs Are Insufficiently Respectful”: A Woke Civil War Is Simmering at The New York Times | Vanity Fair
The entrance to the New York Times building in New York. By George Etheredge/The New York Times/Redux. Late in the evening on November 8, 2016, The New York…
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april 2018
Shell’s vision of a zero carbon world by 2070, explained - Vox
Shutterstock Oil companies are finally beginning to bow to the reality that the world is getting serious about climate change — or might be, sometime soon. And…
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april 2018
Gun Culture Is My Culture. And I Fear for What It Has Become. - The New York Times
T wo weeks before Christmas, I had a 9-millimeter pistol concealed in my waistband and a rifle with two 30-round magazines in the passenger seat beside me. I…
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april 2018
A Betrayal
I f Henry is killed, his death can be traced to a quiet moment in the fall of 2016, when he sat slouched in his usual seat by the door in 11th-grade English…
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april 2018
Robert Mercer’s Secret Adventure as a New Mexico Cop - Bloomberg
Robert Mercer probably would have flown into Roswell. From there—1,800 miles from home—he would’ve traveled south through the high desert plains of southeast…
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march 2018
Ad Scammers Need Suckers, and Facebook Helps Find Them - Bloomberg
It was a Davos for digital hucksters. One day last June, scammers from around the world gathered for a conference at a renovated 19th century train station in…
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march 2018
Plan to dramatically increase development would transform some L.A. neighborhoods
Los Angeles Times State Sen. Scott Wiener, standing in the Capitol last year, has a bill to allow four- to eight-story apartment buildings in locations where…
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march 2018
Exclusive: The Silicon Valley quest to preserve Stephen Hawking’s voice - San Francisco Chronicle
Eric Dorsey, a 62-year-old engineer in Palo Alto, was watching TV Tuesday night when he started getting texts that Stephen Hawking had died. He turned on the…
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march 2018
Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous: Paul Ford - Bloomberg
On the days when Bitcoin crashes, a holiday atmosphere takes over in my corners of the internet. People tweet screengrabs of Reddit fights. It’s always good fun…
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march 2018
How A Player In The Trump-Russia Scandal Led A Double Life As An American Spy
In the sprawling Trump-Russia investigation, one name constantly pops up: Felix Sater. In story after story, Sater is described as Donald Trump’s former…
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march 2018
Dragonman, the Man Who Sells "People-Hunting Guns" | GQ
They come to Dragonland in droves, often after a mass shooting . The phone begins ringing, and Melissa, the daughter, answers politely. Hello, Dragonman's……
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march 2018
Secret NYPD Files: Officers Can Lie To Juries Or Brutally Beat Civilians And Still Keep Their Jobs
Secret files obtained by BuzzFeed News reveal that from 2011 to 2015 at least 319 New York Police Department employees who committed offenses serious enough to…
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march 2018
Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier | The New Yorker
Steele told friends that Trump supporters were using him as a “battering ram” to “take down the whole intelligence community.” Illustration by Cristiana…
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march 2018
The source - Columbia Journalism Review
The News Corp building. (Photo: Michael Tapp/flickr) O ff the coast of Monaco in the summers of 2014 and 2015, I discovered what I thought was a sort of…
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march 2018
February 27, 2018: Habeas Coitus
Want Unlimited Digital Access to NY Daily News? New York Daily News | Photos New York Daily News front pages of 2018 The New York Daily News' front pages for…
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march 2018
West Virginia Teachers Walk Out | Dissent Magazine
West Virginia Teachers Walk Out West Virginia Teachers Walk Out Walking off the job for the first time in nearly thirty years, West Virginia teachers are…
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march 2018
The Lottery Hackers - The Huffington Post
Chapter 1 Gerald Selbee broke the code of the American breakfast cereal industry because he was bored at work one day, because it was a fun mental challenge,…
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march 2018
Palantir has secretly been using New Orleans to test its predictive policing technology
In May and June 2013, when New Orleans’ murder rate was the sixth-highest in the United States, the Orleans Parish district attorney handed down two landmark…
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february 2018
Quinn Norton: The New York Times Fired My Doppelgänger - The Atlantic
The day before Valentine’s Day, social media created a bizarro-world version of me. I have seen strange ideas about me online before, but this doppelgänger was…
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february 2018
How Black Panther Asks Us to Examine Who We Are To One Another
Rahawa Haile | Longreads | February 2018 | 12 minutes (3,078 words) ( Spoiler alert! This essay contains numerous spoilers about the film Black Panther . ) By…
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february 2018
Meehan Crist reviews ‘The Water Will Come’ by Jeff Goodell · LRB 22 February 2018
The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities and the Remaking of the Civilised World by Jeff Goodell Little, Brown, 340 pp, £17.99, October 2017, ISBN 978 0…
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february 2018
Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity
At right, from the top, David Pecker, the chairman of American Media, Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer; Karen McDougal, a former Playmate of the…
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february 2018
The White Darkness: A Journey Across Antarctica
Subscribe » A Reporter At Large February 12 & 19, 2018 The White Darkness A solitary journey across Antarctica. T he man felt like a speck in the frozen…
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february 2018
[Report] | Empty Suits, by Ian MacDougall | Harper's Magazine
N o matter how frivolous, lawsuits are menacing things — the hyperbolic sums, the uncertain byways of the law, the Delphic pronouncements of black-robed judges…
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february 2018
Twitter Has an Astroturfing Tool and They Won't Tell Us Who's Using It
Image via Twitter A few weeks ago, Bloomberg published a damning piece about how the DCI Group, a D.C.-based consulting firm, creates phony echo chambers to…
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february 2018
Here’s what war with North Korea would look like - Vox
Late last September, I moderated a discussion about North Korea with retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, whose 37-year military career included a stint running…
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february 2018
Hero or hired gun? How a British former spy became a flash point in the Russia investigation. - The Washington Post
Christopher Steele, a British former intelligence officer, produced 17 memos about Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. (Victoria Jones/Associated Press) In…
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february 2018
Quincy Jones, In Conversation
In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning…
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february 2018
A Kingdom from Dust — The California Sunday Magazine
On a summer day in the San Joaquin Valley, 101 in the shade, I merge onto Highway 99 past downtown Fresno and steer through the vibrations of heat. I’m headed…
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february 2018
Paul Manafort, American Hustler
I. The Wisdom of Friends The clinic permitted Paul Manafort one 10-minute call each day. And each day, he would use it to ring his wife from Arizona, his voice…
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january 2018
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