Post-Covid America Isn’t Going to Be Anything Like the Roaring ’20s

“Hopes of a repeat of the post-influenza Roaring ’20s are understandable, but misunderstand the differences between then and now, says historian John M. Barry.”

Source: Politico
Published: Mar 18, 2021
Length: 12 minutes (3,016 words)

The Inside Story of Michigan’s Fake Voter Fraud Scandal

“How a state that was never in doubt became a ‘national embarrassment’ and a symbol of the Republican Party’s fealty to Donald Trump.”

Source: Politico
Published: Nov 24, 2020
Length: 29 minutes (7,400 words)

The Children of 9/11 Are About to Vote

Across the country, 13,238 Americans were born on September 11, 2001, and — come November — they will get to vote in a presidential election for the first time. For Politico, Garrett M. Graff interviewed these young adults about their views on 9/11, school shootings, the pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, and the political and social landscape in the U.S.

Source: Politico
Published: Sep 11, 2020
Length: 38 minutes (9,596 words)

Lavish Parties, Greedy Pols and Panic Rooms: How the ‘Apple of Pot’ Collapsed

“MedMen was the country’s hottest pot startup—until it flamed out. Its fall has exposed the gap between “green rush” hype and the realities of a troubled industry.”

Source: Politico
Published: Jun 24, 2020
Length: 33 minutes (8,333 words)

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)