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On the mechanics of New Jersey state politics.

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A case for why race has been the real story of the Obama presidency all along.

Friday, April 4

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An investigation into the ill-fated text messaging platform ZunZuneo.

Thursday, April 3

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The case against Jonathan Pollard, an American who spied for Israel.

Sunday, March 30

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Leland Yee was a career San Francisco politician known for championing open government and gun control. For the last few years, he was also the main target of an elaborate undercover investigation, during which he traded political favors for cash, tried to sell $2 million worth of weapons to a medical marijuana kingpin and worked closely with well-known Chinatown gangster named Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow.

Saturday, March 29

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Dick Cheney and the political history of warrantless surveillance.

Thursday, March 27

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James Reston’s problematic proximity to the powerful.

Tuesday, March 25

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On the campaign trail with Richard Nixon.

Monday, March 24

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In an old mine an hour north of Pittsburgh, 600 federal employees manage paperwork for the government’s retirement system. By hand. On paper. Without computers. The same exact way they always have.

Saturday, March 22

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On Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, who died this week.

Thursday, March 13

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On the campaign trail with Florida’s malleable ex-governor.

Sunday, March 2

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A profile of the vice president.