The corruption of Congressman James Traficant.
How modernity – and an eruption of violence – changed “the most remote inhabited island on the Atlantic seaboard.”
Inside a small town revived by an influx of immigrants and then destroyed by a Homeland Security raid.
The decline and fall of Cabrini-Green, Chicago’s infamous public housing development.
The political fight over a new football stadium in Minnesota.
The author reflects on his mayoral run with Norman Mailer against John Lindsay.
At the bar one night a couple of weeks after the primary, I looked up from a drink and saw my face and Norman's face floating across the screen on the NBC First Tuesday show. It is a network thing, and they did a 20-minute look at our campaign. The show reinforced my opinion that Norman and I had some of the most terrific lows in the history of anything that ever took place in this city. And, perhaps, a couple of highs that could be recognized as time passes a bit. Like maybe colleges for years will be using the things Norman Mailer was saying out in the streets.
After decades of failed revitalization strategies, a town of 10,000 tries another.
On the American Legislative Exchange Council, a D.C. nonprofit with a library of more than 800 pieces of fill-in-the-blank legislation ready for state legislatures across the country.
A charismatic entrepreneur, an ex-con turned devout Christian, and the politicians who championed them.
The story of a $36 billion Ponzi scheme in Minnesota.