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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)

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…
PUBLISHED: Feb. 7, 2013
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2370 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)

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)

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)

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)