Grover Norquist: America’s most powerful (unelected) man
THE TRAINING BEGAN when the boy was just 9. His father, a Polaroid executive who prized precision, would tell the boy: Go to the encyclopedia, choose a topic, and then give me a one-minute speech…
Author: Neil Swidey
Published: March 16, 2012
Length: 25 minutes (6480 words)
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Worlds Apart
When John Kerry came to the stage at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he saluted smartly and said he was reporting for duty. Kerry was a decorated Vietnam veteran and a senator with many…
Published: Oct. 13, 2008
Length: 3 minutes (969 words)
Staff Favorites from the Archive
We hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. To close out the launch of Double Take, we’ve asked some of our colleagues for their reading suggestions. “The Events in May: A Paris…
Author: Erin Overbey
Published: Nov. 26, 2012
Length: 2 minutes (691 words)
CyberCity allows government hackers to train for attacks
CyberCity has all the makings of a regular town. There’s a bank, a hospital and a power plant. A train station operates near a water tower. The coffee shop offers free WiFi. But only certain…
Published: Nov. 26, 2012
Length: 8 minutes (2139 words)
A Brief History of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have a long and complicated history that must be told in order to better understand the sacrifices of our volunteer army. By Marguerite Guzman Bouvard October 2012
Source: www.utne.com
Length: 2 minutes (591 words)
The Top 10 Longreads of 2012
9. The Semplica-Girl Diaries George Saunders | The New Yorker | October 8, 2012 | 35 minutes (8,979 words) A father uses his lottery winnings for an extravagant birthday party for his teenage…
Length: 1 minutes (283 words)
Jason Weinstein’s Justice Department career was derailed by ‘Fast and Furious’
Jason M. Weinstein sat alone in his office at the Justice Department one night in August, checking e-mail after a family vacation in Wyoming. At this point, 2012 had been an unusual year for the…
Published: Jan. 6, 2013
Length: 2 minutes (522 words)
Marine ecologist Bob Paine’s academic family tree,...
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Source: exp.lore.com
Uncle of young Newtown shooting victim turning tragedy into action
On Dec. 14, Alexis Haller was on the phone working on a legal brief for the Vatican when his mother texted him to say that there had been a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.…
Published: Jan. 17, 2013
Length: 2 minutes (524 words)
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