Eli Saslow

21 articles

“Why Him, Why Me?”

The death of a high school football player and the life that has followed for the kid who made the hit.


"You're One of Us Now"

A small town in Nebraska promised a warm welcome to a family of Katrina evacuees. It didn’t last.


Adrian Peterson's Suspended Reality

The running back’s life since he was indicted on charges of beating his son and suspended from the NFL.


Against His Better Judgment

A federal judge resents the harshness of mandatory drug sentences.


Town Waiting for an Eruption Found It After Firing Its First Black Police Officer

Gerry Pickens took a paycut to join the police department in tiny, overwhelmingly white Orting, Washington. Fired less than a year later, he’s now suing the town for enough to break it.


The Man in the Van

Daniel Norris lives out of his car. He’s also the #1 pitching prospect for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Eli Saslow on the Longform Podcast

The Public Life and Private Doubts of Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton wanted to be a civil rights leader in the mold of Martin Luther King, Jr. It hasn’t quite worked out that way.


An Undocumented Immigrant’s Dream Deferred

Javier Flores had hopes of a last-minute change in policy that would allow him to stay in Ohio with his wife and four kids, where he had a good job, a house, paid taxes. It didn’t come.


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.