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The Week’s Best Longreads for September 7, 2013

Peter Beinart, New York Review of Books As Jews have come to enjoy unprecedented power in Israel and the United States, they’ve had the luxury of turning Palestinians into distant…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 7, 2013

The Crazy True Story Of How A Handful Of Climate Advocates Painted A Red Town Green

Knoxville, Tennessee. (Credit: Flickr user Alex Banakas) You might be surprised that the same town that Jeff Foxworthy calls home is a green haven. I’m not talking about the famous comedian.…
PUBLISHED: July 31, 2013
LENGTH: 34 minutes (8690 words)

Was Hostess' Death a Murder, Suicide or Natural Causes?

Catherine Downes In the years leading up to the collapse of Hostess — baker of Wonder Bread, Twinkies and Ding Dongs — it wouldn't have required a peek at the company's closely held…
PUBLISHED: Feb. 6, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (902 words)

Solitary in Iran Nearly Broke Me. Then I Went Inside America's Prisons.

Photograph by James West.IT'S BEEN SEVEN MONTHS since I've been inside a prison cell. Now I'm back, sort of. The experience is eerily like my dreams, where I am a prisoner in another man's cell. Like…
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2271 words)

Shining Knight of the Post-Reagan Right

Last May, US Representative Newt Gingrich stood in the well of the House to rebut charges made by Speaker Tip O'Neill. For months, Gingrich had been harassing the Democrats in evening speeches broadcast over C-Span, the cable channel that carries House sessions.
PUBLISHED: Nov. 1, 1984
LENGTH: 5 minutes (1451 words)