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Sprawled Out in Atlanta

Cobb Parkway winds past the base of Kennesaw Mountain, where 150 years ago 4,000 soldiers died in one of the first, and bloodiest, battles of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign.…
PUBLISHED: May 8, 2014
LENGTH: 19 minutes (4893 words)

The Case for Reparations

And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. And when thou sendest him out free…
LENGTH: 63 minutes (15775 words)

Big budgets, little oversight in war zones

In 1998, an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ and his wife from the war-wrecked region of Bosnia-Herzegovina began a humble international humanitarian effort out of a modest office…
PUBLISHED: May 5, 2014
LENGTH: 15 minutes (3922 words)

The Return Of The Back-Alley Abortion

Across the U.S., laws have forced abortion providers to close. Now, four decades after the Supreme Court upheld a woman's right to choose, pregnant women again find themselves crossing the border to…
PUBLISHED: April 3, 2014
LENGTH: 12 minutes (3009 words)

A Valuable Reputation

In 2001, seven years after joining the biology faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, Tyrone Hayes stopped talking about his research with people he didn’t trust. He instructed the…
PUBLISHED: Feb. 10, 2014
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1004 words)

State of Deception

On March 12, 2013, James R. Clapper appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to discuss the threats facing America. Clapper, who is seventy-two, is a retired Air Force general and…
AUTHOR:Ryan Lizza
PUBLISHED: Dec. 16, 2013
LENGTH: 47 minutes (11960 words)

The Big Sleep

One evening in late May, four senior employees of Merck, the pharmaceutical company, sat in the bar of a Hilton Hotel in Rockville, Maryland, wearing metal lapel pins stamped with the word “TEAM.”…
AUTHOR:Ian Parker
PUBLISHED: Dec. 9, 2013
LENGTH: 42 minutes (10575 words)

The Big Sleep

One evening in late May, four senior employees of Merck, the pharmaceutical company, sat in the bar of a Hilton Hotel in Rockville, Maryland, wearing metal lapel pins stamped with the word “TEAM.”…
AUTHOR:Ian Parker
PUBLISHED: Dec. 9, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (979 words)

Riders on the Storm

Chapter 5 TODAY, A PSYCHIATRY WARD doesn’t look like a scene from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest or even Girl, Interrupted. At a glance, it resembles any other hospital wing. But a…
LENGTH: 11 minutes (2807 words)