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Eli Saslow

12 articles

Going It Alone

Elias Pompa is the lone deputy in one of the poorest counties in Texas. He is also at the center of the U.S. border crisis.


A ‘Band-Aid’ for 800 Children

A profile of Nora Sandigo, guardian to hundreds of kids born in America to illegal immigrants.


Opportunity's Knocks

Tereza Sedgwick trains to become a nurse aid, the fastest-growing job in America. It pays just better than minimum wage and has one of the highest burnout rates of any career.


"Ugh. I Miss It."

One man's transition from military to civilian life.

Previously: Eli Saslow on the Longform Podcast.


Too Much of Too Little

How living off food stamps is making South Texans obese but leaving them hungry.


Hard Work

Why a freshman congressman can’t get his bill passed.


Allegation Ends Coach's Career

A college football coach is falsely accused of producing and possessing child pornography.


In Florida, A Food-stamp Recruiter Deals With Wrenching Choices

Dillie Nerios’s job is to convince people food is a right, not a luxury.


Food Stamps Put Rhode Island Town on Monthly Boom-and-Bust Cycle

The economics of Woonsocket, where one-third of residents rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.


Life of a Salesman

Frank Firetti, a 54-year-old pool salesman in Virginia, and his fading American dream.


Three Minutes to Fort Totten

The story of a deadly collision on the D.C. Metro, told from surviving passengers’ point of view.