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Jason Zengerle

10 articles

The New Racism

How the GOP took control of state politics in Alabama, leaving black lawmakers — and their constituents — powerless.


Ted Cruz: The Distinguished Wacko Bird from Texas

A profile of the first-term senator.


Back on the Trail

A profile of former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, who is running for office four years after his affair with an Argentine journalist became national news.


"The. Polls. Have. Stopped. Making. Any. Sense."

On Nate Silver and the messiness of modern political polling.


Sorority Row

On the enduring political influence and entrenched racism of the Greek system at the University of Alabama.


The Choke Artist

Henry Heimlich saved untold choking victimes when he invented his maneuver in 1974. Since then, he’s searched in vain for another miracle treatment—pushing ethical boundaries along the way. Now at the end of his career, Heimlich has hired an investigator to find an anonymous critic working full-time to destroy his legacy.


The Idealist

How a young state rep from Missouri, seemingly guaranteed political greatness, ended up behind bars.


Did Somebody Say "Fringe"?

Not long ago, Rand Paul, opthalmologist and son of Ron, would have been written off as a wacky extremist. Thanks to his Dad and the Tea Partiers, he’s poised to become the most radical member of the U.S Senate.


Going Under

Anesthesiologists, in hugely disproportionate numbers compared to other doctors, are getting high.


Empty Garden

Lance Stephenson, the latest in a long line of Coney Island basketball prodigies, carries a burden none of his predecessors did: restoring New York City’s reputation as the hoops capital of the world.