Monday, January 6

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How Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, with a little help from the Bush Administration, got 140 trees chopped down in a national park to improve his view and ruined the life of a park ranger in the process.

Monday, December 30

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A bungled operation in Honduras and the enduring ineffectiveness of America’s war on drugs.

Saturday, December 28

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The rise and fall of the new oligarchs, who raided the Russian state. When Putin came to power most fled, but not Mikhail Khodorkovsky: “The other oligarchs, when they saw the fuzz, knew they should run. But Khodorkovsky forgot.”

Thursday, December 26

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How corporations are using the First Amendment to destroy government regulation.

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The riotous private sector life of former New York senator, Al D’Amato.

Wednesday, December 25

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What happens when we run out of houses.

Tuesday, December 24

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Friday, December 20

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A journey through America’s convoluted gun laws.

Sunday, December 15

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In 1980 a convicted con-man named Melvin Weinberg was sent by the FBI to offers bribes to U.S. Congressmen on behalf of a phony Arab sheik. The Abscam, short for ‘Abdul Scam’, sting brought down for several representatives, but longtime politician John Murtha narrowly avoided offering a bribe on camera.

Friday, December 13

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What the CIA really knew about Robert Levinson, a retired FBI agent who disappeared in 2007.

Wednesday, December 11

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A dispatch from Camden, “America’s most desperate town.”

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Fast-food workers, the minimum wage, and a future served by robot labor.