The Massacre That Spawned the Alt-Right

Forty years ago, a gang of Klansmen and Nazis murdered five communists in broad daylight. America has never been the same.

Source: Politico
Published: Nov 3, 2019
Length: 22 minutes (5,700 words)

These 5 Places Tried Bold Political Experiments. Did They Work?

Five authors share takeaways from recent political experiments in five different countries: high government salaries in Singapore, gender quotas in Rwanda, compulsory voting in Australia, citizens’ assemblies in Ireland, and ranked-choice voting in the United States.

Source: Politico
Published: Sep 21, 2019
Length: 27 minutes (6,796 words)

How Trump Is Shaking Up the Book Industry

Ignore that headline. Trump doesn’t read and he can barely spell, but his election has some American commercial book publishers reassessing how their literary fiction can better connect with small-town America and the white working class. Some publishers, not all. As literary agent Nicole Aragi said, “White identity is very well curated in the literary space.”

Source: Politico
Published: Apr 7, 2018
Length: 12 minutes (3,092 words)

Johnstown Never Believed Trump Would Help. They Still Love Him Anyway.

A year after they elected Trump, residents of a town in western Pennsylvania say they continue to support the President even though he hasn’t made good on all his big promises.

Source: Politico
Published: Nov 8, 2017
Length: 16 minutes (4,148 words)

The Strange Political Afterlife of Arnold Schwarzenegger

After serving two terms as California’s governor, The Governator now flies around the world indulging in carbs and enjoying photo ops, and working on favorite political issues such as gerrymandering and climate change. One thing he can’t stop fighting is the reign of Donald Trump.

Source: Politico
Published: Oct 6, 2017
Length: 11 minutes (2,844 words)

How Gotham Gave Us Trump

New York’s tumultuous `70s and `80s taught Donald Trump about the power of the politics of fear — and very little about what makes cities work.

Source: Politico
Published: Jul 30, 2017
Length: 18 minutes (4,604 words)

I Did Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Workout. It Nearly Broke Me.

An investigation of “the world’s most important workout,” featuring the personal trainer responsible for keeping Ruth Bader Ginsburg in top-notch shape.

Source: Politico
Published: Feb 27, 2017
Length: 11 minutes (2,830 words)

What It Took

An outstanding history of Hillary Clinton’s career — and the compromises and concessions she had to make along the way.

Source: Politico
Published: Nov 6, 2016
Length: 25 minutes (6,372 words)

‘We’re the Only Plane in the Sky’

An oral history of what happened on Air Force One in the hours after the 9/11 attacks. #Sept11

Source: Politico
Published: Sep 11, 2016
Length: 65 minutes (16,280 words)

The Long, Hot Summer Hillary Became a Politician

A look back at Hillary Clinton’s early years in Arkansas, leading education reform.

Source: Politico
Published: Jul 27, 2016
Length: 12 minutes (3,212 words)