Tag: Politics

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Operation Trump

Inside the most unorthodox campaign in political history.

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Insider Baseball

On the 1988 presidential election and the boys on the bus.

“American reporters ‘like’ covering a presidential campaign (it gets them out on the road, it has balloons, it has music, it is viewed as a big story, one that leads to the respect of one’s peers, to the Sunday shows, to lecture fees and often to Washington), which is one reason why there has developed among those who do it so arresting an enthusiasm for overlooking the contradictions inherent in reporting that which occurs only in order to be reported.”
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Sheldon Adelson Bets It All

The inside story of the megadoner and the Chinese casino money flooding our elections.

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Ann Selzer Is the Best Pollster in Politics

The brains behind the uncannily accurate Des Moines Register poll.

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One Year, Two Races

Inside the Republican Party’s bizarre, tumultuous 2015.

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Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives

Inside the political battle over reproductive rights in Texas.

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Hack

Confessions of a presidential campaign reporter.

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Battleground America

On the insanity of U.S. gun laws.

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Crimetown, U.S.A.

The corruption of Congressman James Traficant.

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Reflections on Villaplane

A French soccer star's rise and fall from sports to cons to the Nazi Party.

"I watched, horrified, as she let Villaplane into her home, followed by three other men. I took aim, putting my finger on the trigger of my pistol. Then I remembered the Communist Party order not to assassinate individuals, and as the door closed, I ran to find my friends. It was too late: they had been arrested by the Brigade Nord-Africaine. An Arabic soldier pointed a gun at me, telling me to give up any weapons and join the others. My comrades and I were marched to a ditch and ordered to line up with our hands on our heads. I stood on the far right as three men in SS uniform marched into view."

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Inside the Mammoth Backlash to Common Core

How an education reform effort became the new Obamacare.

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The Torture Colony

A utopian German settlement in Chile had already turned darkly cultish by the time it became a secret torture site for enemies of the Pinochet regime.