Charlie LeDuff

Opinion and Analysis

Road-Tripping to South Carolina With the 'New' KKK

A three-hour car ride with two klansmen headed to last weekend's Ku Klux Klan rally in South Carolina yielded near-miss accidents, thwarted bathroom breaks, and sour conversation.
Charlie LeDuff
7.22.15
Opinion and Analysis

Guns, Money, Death, and the Dude — Welcome to Chiraq

The ongoing gun violence in Chicago is enraging and sad for a group of men standing on a South Side street corner. But it also has its own kind of inevitable logic.
Charlie LeDuff
6.24.15
Opinion and Analysis

Baltimore, Wilmington, Philly, and Newark — Inside the Forgotten Corridor

Business travelers on Amtrak's upscale Acela train between New York and Washington, DC also make stops in cities with some of the country's most troubled urban centers.
Charlie LeDuff
5.27.15
Opinion and Analysis

Detroit's Islamist 'Cheerleader' Manages to Keep Quiet About His Money

After a legal fight, a federal judge ruled that Islamist preacher Ahmad Jibril needs to answer the government's questions about his shady finances — but not publicly.
Charlie LeDuff
4.6.15
Opinion and Analysis

Ted Cruz and Immigration — from a Cuban Prison to an Iowa Parking Lot

Will Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a staunch opponent of immigration reform who was born in Canada to a Cuban father, endure Obama levels of scrutiny from his Tea Party supporters?
Charlie LeDuff
3.16.15
VICE News

A Black Teen, a White Cop, and a Photo That Changed the Civil Rights Movement

Before there was Selma, there was Birmingham — and an iconic a photo of a 15-year-old boy, a police officer, and a snarling police dog that shocked the nation.
Charlie LeDuff
3.2.15
united states

Detroit's 'Walking Man' Walks On

When James Robertson's tale of walking 20 miles roundtrip to work every day went viral, $350,000 in donations poured in and changed his life — for better or worse.
Charlie LeDuff
2.17.15