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7.16.16

See Inverted Landscapes Captured in Perfectly Reflective Puddles

Photographer ponders silents moments with his lens.

2.25.16

How the Feds Blocked Me from Covering a Pill Mill Trial

You might call me a poster boy for an era of darkness, delays, denials, and intimidation under President Barack Obama.

1.25.16

Football Leaks Website Investigated for Extortion Plot

Football Leaks wants transparency and will apparently use blackmail to get it.

11.13.15

Prisoners Speak Out About Their Communications with Lawyers Being Monitored

A report this week suggested inmate-lawyer phone calls are being recorded in large numbers, but prisoners aren't exactly stunned at the idea their civil liberties might get violated.

10.5.15

How to Repair the Criminal Justice System

We talked to leaders and activists spearheading prison reform to find out what we can do to fix our broken penal system.

7.1.15

Enter Restricted Government Areas in Virtual Reality

In his new exhibition, James Bridle attacks governments’ cultures of “We can neither confirm nor deny” secrecy.

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6.6.15

My Dad's Long, Frustrating Battle with the US Government to Learn About His Own Kidnapping

My dad was a journalist when he was kidnapped by Islamic militants in Beirut in 1985, three months before I was born. But it's American laws that have made figuring out what happened a nightmare.

4.13.15

How Modern Games Coverage Has Reduced Critics to Human Punching Bags

War stories from the frontline of video game journalism, where change was afoot long before Gamergate changed nothing.

3.5.15

Hillary Clinton's Secret Email Stash Is Shady, But Was It Illegal?

The former Secretary of State's use of a private email shows just how easy it is for the American government to hide its records.

1.8.15

Why Can't Ferguson Grand Jurors Talk About the Darren Wilson Case?

A 1990 Supreme Court ruling suggests the grand juror suing Missouri for the right to speak out has a decent shot at victory.

5.22.14

Why Is the CIA So Protective of the Details of One of Its Biggest Blunders?

The agency still refuses to release the last volume of its history of the Bay of Pigs invasion.

3.12.13

Transparency Is the New Truth

If anything is true of my generation it's that we don't even believe in truth, with or without a capital T.