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CNN Had a Problem. Donald Trump Solved It.

At 3:58 on a recent Wednesday afternoon in Washington, CNN’s largest control room was mostly empty but for a handful of producers hunched over control panels and, hovering behind them, a short, barrel-shaped, restless-looking man in a dark pinstriped suit and open white dress shirt: the president …

Twelve seconds of gunfire

Published on June 9, 2017<p>Townville, S.C.<p>Recess had finally started, so Ava Olsen picked up her chocolate cupcake, then headed outside toward the swings. And that’s when the 7-year-old saw the gun.<p>It was black and in the hand of someone the first-graders on the playground would later describe as a …

Empathy

The Place Where Letters To Hillary Clinton Go

At just 30 years old, Rob Russo has been one of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides for a decade, organizing and drafting her political and personal correspondence. After the election, his job changed as thousands of strangers started writing to Clinton. Now he’s living through the end of an era, one …

Inside Turkey’s Purge

The police officers came to the doctor’s door in Istanbul at 6 a.m. — dawn raids usually start then, sometimes 5:30 — and one of them said, “You are accused of attempting to kill President Erdogan.”<p>The doctor couldn’t help it; he laughed. “Really? I did that?”<p>The police officers smiled, too. “Yes. …

My Family’s Slave

She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本 (Chinese) | Basahin ang artikulong ito sa Tagalog (Tagalog)<p>Alex Tizon passed away in March. He was a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and the author …

Parenting

Why Is Elizabeth Warren So Hard to Love?

With her populist proposals and fierce criticism of President Donald Trump, Senator Elizabeth Warren has become the new face of the Democratic Party …

The Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin

Where Trump's real estate world meets a top religious ally of the Kremlin.<p>Chabad of Port Washington, a Jewish community center on Long Island’s Manhasset Bay, sits in a squat brick edifice across from a Shell gas station and a strip mall. The center is an unexceptional building on an unexceptional …

Russia

Are Telephone Polls Understating Support for Trump?

An experiment comparing responses to 27 questions fielded on both a telephone and a web survey found no significant mode differences in overall …

How The Truth Is Made At Russia Today

"It was my first job and I feel embarrassed and ashamed." An inside look at what it's like to work at the Kremlin-funded media outlet.<p>WASHINGTON — Staci Bivens knew something was seriously wrong when her bosses at Russia Today asked her to put together a story alleging that Germany — Europe's …

Don’t Go to Pot

Popular Culture<p>Don’t Go to Pot<p>The case against the legalization of marijuana.<p>David Frum / Apr. 1, 2014<p>A<p>The 50 states are sometimes called …

Ban the Black Box: We Have Better Ways to Capture Plane Crash Data

Author: Jerry Adler. Jerry Adler Magazine<p>Date of Publication: 06.28.11.<p>Time of Publication: 12:00 pm. 12:00 pm<p><i>Ed: Now that wreckage from EgyptAir</i> …

Who Will Defend the Defenders?

Law, Government & Society<p>Why are the mainstream media so eager to celebrate an unjust attack on the NYPD?<p>Mitchell D. Silber / June 1, 2012<p>A<p>In April, …

Photograph: Phil Batta/Guardian<p>‘They were held incommunicado for much longer than I think should be permitted in this country – anywhere – but particularly given the strong constitutional rights afforded to people who are being charged with crimes,” said Sarah Gelsomino, the lawyer for Brian Jacob …

Corruption

Here’s how United and other airlines became atrocious behemoths

World War Three, by Mistake

Harsh political rhetoric, combined with the vulnerability of the nuclear command-and-control system, has made the risk of global catastrophe greater than ever.<p>On June 3, 1980, at about two-thirty in the morning, computers at the National Military Command Center, beneath the Pentagon, at the …

The Inside Story of Why Arianna Huffington Left the Huffington Post

Huffington, who stepped down as the editor in chief of her namesake news organization earlier this month, built one of the iconic media companies of her generation in the course of a decade. But the profits never quite matched the outsize reputation of the brand. And Huffington’s record never quite …

Bose's new beat

He was so, so happy and so proud of his company, that we could create a product like this.<p>Bose CEO Bob Maresca on company founder Amar Bose<p>You look at some of our ads with the NFL -- we never would've done that in the past.<p>Bose CEO Bob Maresca

Consumer Tech

Exclusive: Snowden tried to tell NSA about surveillance concerns, documents reveal

‘The lawyer who responded to Snowden’s inquiry considered calling him, because the inquiry was out of the ordinary.’<p>‘I can’t give you 100% assurance there isn’t any correspondence that may have been overlooked.’<p>How the NSA applied its narrow definition of ‘raising concerns’ to the emails it …

Testing the limits

Published on June 9, 2016<p>For an instant, the Olympic champion glances up at the surveillance camera in the waterfront police station where he has been brought in handcuffs for processing.<p>He’s in a room where Cpl. Jerome Hamilton of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s Tunnel Command is giving …

Panama Papers - All articles by Süddeutsche Zeitung

From the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)<p>The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is a global …

High-Priced F-22 Fighter Has Major Shortcomings

The aircraft's radar-absorbing metallic skin is the principal cause of its maintenance troubles, with unexpected shortcomings -- such as vulnerability to rain and other abrasion -- challenging Air Force and contractor technicians since the mid-1990s, according to Pentagon officials, internal …

News Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Primaries: Horse Race Reporting Has Consequences

A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage of the 2016 presidential …

Tornado Town, USA

Four devastating tornadoes hit Moore, Oklahoma, in 16 years. Was it geography or just bad luck?<p>On the evening of May 3, 1999, a massive tornado tore …

Weather

Trumpology: A Master Class

There are five people who’ve gone deeper on The Donald than anyone else alive. We brought them together for the definitive conversation about who he really is.<p><b>The personality that looms largest over the 2016</b> campaign did not emerge on the political scene as an unknown. In fact, Donald Trump might …

Donald Trump

How to BE the Crazy Uncle This Thanksgiving

Politico's guide to a truly explosive holiday dinner.<p>Every year at the holidays, millions of Americans partake in a whole parallel tradition: avoiding the “crazy uncle,” that one exhausting relative who treats every event as a chance to assault you with their fringe political ideas, hector you …

Journey to Jihad

Why are teen-agers joining ISIS?<p>In 2009, a fourteen-year-old Belgian named Jejoen Bontinck slipped a sparkly white glove onto his left hand, squeezed into a sequinned black cardigan, and appeared on the reality-television contest “Move Like Michael Jackson.” He had travelled to Ghent from his home, …

The Echo Chamber

Part 1: A cadre of well-connected attorneys has honed the art of getting the Supreme Court to take up cases - and business is capitalizing on their expertise<p>Part 2: The corporate tilt of the court’s specialty bar leaves consumers and workers with a smaller pool of top attorneys<p>Part 3: The key role …