Q&A

politics

An Interview with a Pissed-Off Government Worker Who's Running Out of Cash

"I just want to go to work. I don't care about the politics."
Alex Norcia
3 days ago
extremism

How to Deal with Cops Who Believe Wild Conspiracy Theories Like QAnon

Mike Pence appeared in a photo with a cop wearing a "QAnon" patch, and he got demoted. But how many more like him are out there?
Mark Hay
1.10.19
Late Capitalism

'Income Sharing' Is Wall Street's Potentially Predatory Alternative to Student Loans

The Hot New Millennial Trend is something critics call "indentured servitude."
Matt Taylor
1.9.19
immigration

Here's What Would Happen if Trump Declared a National Emergency to Build a Wall

It would set off a legal battle and lead to the executive branch clawing away even more power from Congress. But Trump might get away with it.
Harry Cheadle
1.9.19
hunting

Inside the Life-and-Death Hunts of a Mysterious Tribe of Hunter-Gatherers

Unlike the hostile reception an American missionary received from the remote Sentinelese people last year, Doug Bock Clark was brought along on spiritual whale hunts for a view inside a fading culture.
Seth Ferranti
1.4.19
Cannabis

Congress Just Legalized Hemp, but What Does That Mean for CBD?

CBD products are everywhere, but lawmakers have left them in a legal gray area.
Allie Conti
1.4.19
politics

Political Oddsmakers Explain Why Beto Is the 2020 Democratic Favorite

An interview with some of the people who set the betting lines for political events.
Harry Cheadle
1.3.19
crime

This Guy Infiltrated Hollywood for the Mob and Pulled Off a Major Scam

He was buds with Marilyn Monroe and (of course) involved in shady union extortion shit. Then he got whacked.
Seth Ferranti
11.12.18
Late Capitalism

America Is Selling Blood for Big Profits to the Rest of the World

It's the most primordial substance there is, so maybe it was inevitable that it would become a commodity more valuable than oil.
Seth Ferranti
10.25.18
politics

Republican Voters May Be Turning Against a Core GOP Argument, Poll Says

A new survey breaks down attitudes on taxes—and finds that Americans may not be buying the conservative belief that tax cuts for the rich are worth it.
Harry Cheadle
10.24.18
Late Capitalism

Bloody Strikes Created the America We're Now Losing to the Super Rich

Here's how hard workers had to fight to have a semblance of dignity in a country obsessed with the gospel of frontier capitalism.
Philip Eil
10.22.18
crime

The Strange, Brutal Connection Between Russian Prison Tats and Playing Cards

"Tea or cigarettes might be wagered, but also fingers, ears, eyes, or even the lives of other inmates—or the life of the player himself."
Alex Norcia
10.10.18
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