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Seattle Mitt Romney, American Parasite
James Sanderson had encountered a rare moment of industrial harmony. It was the early 1990s, and the 750 men and women at Georgetown Steel were pumping out wire rods at peak performance. They had an…
Length: 15 minutes (3836 words)
The truth about the Fast and Furious scandal
By Katherine Eban Dave Voth, Fast and Furious supervisor for the ATF FORTUNE -- In the annals of impossible assignments, Dave Voth's ranked high. In 2009 the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,…
Published: June 27, 2012
Length: 26 minutes (6673 words)
Why I'm Voting to Re-Elect President Obama
Photograph by Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The president voting early last week in Chicago Because I am going to be in Florida on Election Day, I am voting this morning here in the Commonwealth…
Published: Oct. 31, 2012
Length: 7 minutes (1770 words)
Why Americans Hate the Media
In the late 1980s public-television stations aired a talking-heads series called Ethics in America. For each show more than a dozen prominent citizens sat around a horseshoe-shaped table and tried to…
Published: Feb. 2, 1996
Length: 37 minutes (9265 words)
How to Solve Homelessness: The Mundane Miracles of The Doe Fund
The next mayor of New York City will not be George McDonald, though George McDonald is running for mayor. That's OK. George McDonald is already better than any mayor has ever been at addressing the…
Source: gawker.com
Published: Feb. 7, 2013
Length: 9 minutes (2370 words)
The Newtown Massacre: Inside. Out
On the afternoon of December 14, 2012, I was on the phone, battling with my wife. It was a carryover from the night before, a fight about a dress she wanted to buy for our daughter to wear to her…
Published: Dec. 5, 2013
Length: 11 minutes (2914 words)
Paula Deen and the Martyrdom Industrial Complex
Below is the complete inventory of my interactions with Paula Deen, deep in the Caribbean Sea, on the Reflection, the vessel of the Celebrity Cruise line which hosted the Paula Deen cruise. The…
Source: medium.com
Published: Sept. 29, 2014
Length: 28 minutes (7073 words)
The Education of Jeb Bush
Bush has maintained a national profile on the issue with which, as governor, he had sought to make his biggest mark: education reform. Credit Illustration by Dan Adel
Published: Jan. 26, 2015
Length: 29 minutes (7414 words)
David Carr: 1956-2015
David Carr, the acclaimed journalist, media columnist for The New York Times, and author of the bestselling Night of the Gun, died Thursday in New York at the age of 58, the Times reported. Here is a…
Published: Feb. 13, 2015
Length: 3 minutes (915 words)
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