At a time of unprecedented mass extinctions, no animal epitomizes the global biodiversity free fall more than the Asian elephant. Paul Kvinta travels to Laos to visit a moon-shot project aimed at saving the country’s 400 remaining wild behemoths, investigate the strange underworld of wildlife trafficking—and make a very unexpected purchase.
The Montgomery Advertiser interviewed more than two dozen inmates in the Alabama correction system, all of whom report extreme routine violence and “unhinged” drug-induced behavior among some inmates — often against elderly and vulnerable members of the prison population. Rehabilitation is impossible, they say with little access to programs, while guards remain indifferent at best, refusing to enforce prison rules, or at worst, helping to perpetrate heinous acts.
A new HuffPost database explores the moral emergency of hate in the Trump era.
Jerrold Haas was on the brink of blockchain riches. Then his body was found in the woods of southern Ohio.
I went to a convention for politics nerds and it filled me with dread, loathing, and existential terror.
At Politicon, politics is understood not as a means by which to improve lives, but as blood sport.
One of the hottest podcasts in the country has built a seven-figure business telling stories about true crime. Too bad the tales aren’t its own.
The beauty and calm of the Aland Islands are deceptive. Isolation encourages contemplation—but can it, as one grieving mother wonders, offer respite as well?
Jomari DeLeon, a mother of three, is serving the third year of a 15-year sentence for selling 48 prescription tablets to an undercover cop — a severe penalty that’s a result of Florida’s “tough on crime” laws passed in the 1990s. Lawmakers now view those old drug sentencing laws as going too far, and have passed new legislation to give lighter sentences for those selling prescription drugs. Unfortunately for DeLeon, the new laws do not retroactively apply to her case.
Weed can make you laugh, but the challenges to CBD growers aren’t funny.
The physical and congitive effects of lead poisoning on students require special education interventions that are difficult for struggling schools to provide.