Trust and Consequences

The government required him to see a therapist. He thought his words would be confidential. Now, the traumatized migrant may be deported.

Published: Feb 15, 2020
Length: 22 minutes (5,600 words)

‘The intelligence coup of the century’

The CIA, in a secret partnership with West Germany, used Crypto AG to sell encryption services to gullible governments and then promptly read all their clandestine communications.

Published: Feb 11, 2020
Length: 35 minutes (8,928 words)

Ghosts of the Future

A massive Canadian fossil trove reminds us how fleeting life on Earth can be—and how much peril we’re in.

Published: Dec 6, 2019
Length: 8 minutes (2,100 words)

At War with the Truth

“A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable.”

Published: Dec 9, 2019
Length: 25 minutes (6,332 words)

How Two Housekeepers Took On the President — and Revealed that His Company Employed Undocumented Immigrants

An investigative piece about two women who brought to light that, even as President Trump was campaigning and governing on a platform of deporting undocumented immigrants, he was employing many of them. A number of undocumented workers who were employed by the Trump organization, at golf courses and resorts like Mar-a-Lago, took great risks in speaking to reporters. Many of them have lost their jobs and suffered various consequences.

Published: Dec 4, 2019
Length: 19 minutes (4,857 words)

The Confession

‘Heil Trump’ and an anti-gay slur were scrawled on an Indiana church right after Trump’s election. The investigation led to an unlikely suspect—and the discovery of a hate crime hoax. Eventually, it led to forgiveness.

Published: Dec 5, 2019
Length: 24 minutes (6,000 words)

The Most Remote Emergency Room

Life and death in rural America in the age of telemedicine.

Author: Eli Saslow
Published: Nov 16, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,500 words)

A Second Chance

“Twelve years ago, 47 dogs were rescued from Michael Vick’s dogfighting operation and allowed to live. They’ve enriched the lives of countless humans and altered the course of animal welfare.”

Published: Sep 18, 2019
Length: 24 minutes (6,032 words)

Kamala Harris Grew Up in a Mostly White World. Then She Went to a Black University in a Black City.

“Alumni boast about a Howard swagger. They see it in [Kamala] Harris now — in her impatient questioning as a senator, in her tone of voice as a candidate that can read as confident, cocky and condescending all at once.”

Published: Sep 16, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,895 words)

How Reporters for Niche Publications Conquered Capitol Hill

Shifts in media, including the loss of Washington bureaus, have changed the composition of Washington D.C. reporting. Now the trade press outnumbers the mainstream press. It’s good for trade reporters, but is it good for readers?

Published: Aug 27, 2019
Length: 4 minutes (1,121 words)