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Late Capitalism

Amazon's Anti-Union Past Is Coming Back to Bite It

"We have asked the company to provide air conditioning for us, but they told us that the robots inside can’t work in cold weather."
Ankita Rao
7 hours ago
true crime

A Dirty Ex-Cop-Turned-Gun Dealer Fueled Brutal Violence on the Mexico Border

A gun-trafficking case involving ex-law enforcement exposed the lie at the heart of Trump's race-baiting over the migrant caravan.
Francisco Alvarado
a day ago
true crime

This Jail Is Accused of Favoring Christians Who Agree to Live in 'God Pod'

Muslim prisoners, meanwhile, say they were starved during Ramadan and deprived of religious texts.
Kira Lerner
3 days ago
Drugs

The World's First-Ever Acid Trip Actually Kinda Sucked

A deep dive into Albert Hofmann's personal archives sheds startling new light on a signature moment at the dawn of the psychedelic era.
Mike Jay
12.5.18
Cartel Chronicles

How Cocaine-Fueled Corruption Helped Spark the Migrant Caravan

Honduras is being eaten up by the drug cartels and their violence, so it's only natural people want out. That's just the end of a long story.
Deborah Bonello
12.4.18
Late Capitalism

Amazon Has New York Afraid of Becoming Seattle on Steroids

Higher rent. More tech bros. And a massive monopoly beloved by the people who run things getting a ton of tax breaks. Can it be stopped?
Ankita Rao
12.4.18
true crime

The Quest to Pin the 90s Murder of a CIA Agent on the KGB

Twenty-five years ago, an American spy in Georgia was killed, supposedly by a drunken villager. Michael Pullara didn't buy that.
Alex Norcia
11.29.18
Views My Own

Don’t Work 80 Hours a Week for Elon Musk, or Anyone

Musk claims "nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week." Not only is that totally wrong, it's a trademark of boss exploitation.
Rick Paulas
11.29.18
Views My Own

This Invisible Industry Might Be the Worst Thing About Late Capitalism

Toys R Us, Sears, and even nursing homes are getting ravaged by financial predators in private equity.
David Dayen
11.28.18
Criminal Justice

What Inmates Are Saying About Trump's Plan to Shorten Prison Sentences

“They give us hope and they take it away.”
Seth Ferranti
11.27.18
Late Capitalism

How a Real Class War, Like with Guns, Could Actually Happen

Democrats seem increasingly comfortable with "incivility," while Republicans are more shameless than ever about helping the rich. Where is this going?
Mike Pearl
11.26.18
High Wire

The Radical New Fentanyl Trend That Could Save Lives and Screw Dealers

One $5 or $10 fatal dose could become dozens or even hundreds of nonfatal highs.
Maia Szalavitz
11.20.18
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