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The Dealmaker

Splashy summits and Nobel Prize talk are a sideshow. The real power behind peace on the Korean Peninsula isn’t Donald Trump or even Kim Jong-un. It's South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Mind Games

How campaigns are using marketing, manipulation, and "psychographic targeting" to win elections—and weaken democracy

Overdose and Punishment

When Chad Baker died from a lethal combination of cocaine and heroin, prosecutors charged Tommy Kosto, his friend and fellow drug user, with killing him—a tactic from the Reagan-era war on drugs that is gaining popularity around the country and making today's opioid crisis even worse.

Can the Democrats Fix Washington?

The prospect of a Democratic wave in the midterm elections this fall recalls the moment, nearly 50 years ago, when a group of young, liberal lawmakers swept into Congress on a mission to overturn the status quo. What can today's Democrats learn from the historic class of 1974?

The Twilight of Free Speech Liberalism

As the ACLU has transformed itself from a nonpartisan protector of civil liberties into one of Donald Trump’s most bitter political foes, it’s been forced to grapple with fundamental questions about its role in American society.

No Shelter Here

Thousands of Africans have fled to Israel, seeking asylum from repressive regimes. Instead of offering safe harbor, the government has done everything it can to force them out, including secretly funneling them into the hands of human traffickers. What does it mean when there’s no safety in the land of last refuge?

Peace Officers

How one American city chose to tackle crime, combat racism, and reckon with the legacy of police brutality

California Dreaming

Opposition to the president in Orange County has boosted hopes of a wave election this fall. But Democrats need more than anti-Trump anger to win.

After the Strongman

A coup in Zimbabwe brought down Robert Mugabe, a liberation hero who became a corrupt dictator. But can this mean the start of a real democratic era?