Special Investigations

Thom Tillis Built the Fire. Now It Could Consume Him.

Sen. Tillis is an avatar for the GOP’s reactionary turn to the right. Now, his proximity to Trump makes him one of the most vulnerable incumbent senators.

The Coronavirus Crisis

Ravaged by Covid-19, Polluted Communities Demand Environmental Justice

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the corrosive legacy of environmental racism in the United States.

Disregarding the Virus and Victims’ Families, Trump Rushes to Execute as Many People as Possible

With coronavirus cases on the rise in Indiana, the Trump administration carried out the first federal executions in 17 years.

Baltimore’s Violence Interrupters Confront Shootings, the Coronavirus, and Corrupt Cops

As Baltimore struggles with Covid-19, an epidemic of gun violence, and racist policing, a public health approach to crime is gaining traction.

Special Feature


The hacked data from 251 police websites represents an unprecedented exposure of the internal operations of federal, state, and local law enforcement.

The Coronavirus Crisis

How Trump’s Deportation Flights Are Putting Latin America and the Caribbean at Risk

The U.S. has forged ahead with deportations amid the pandemic, creating a petri dish for the virus in crowded ICE facilities and then exporting it overseas.

The Coronavirus Crisis

How the Fed Bailed Out the Investor Class Without Spending a Cent

Just announcing $4.5 trillion in future spending to support securities markets was enough to keep investors protected from the downsides of the pandemic.

Amid Allegations of Sexual Impropriety, Excessive Drinking, and Power Politics, a Veterans Group Wages Civil War

At the heart of the dispute are sexual misconduct claims that the group’s U.S. leaders say indicate a “failure to protect the Team Rubicon brand.”

The Coronavirus Crisis

Under Cover of Mass Death, Andrew Cuomo Calls in the Billionaires to Build a High-Tech Dystopia

Big tech’s emerging pandemic shock doctrine demands heavy public subsidies for a no-touch, socially distanced coronavirus future.

Special Feature

The FBI's Secret Rules

President Trump has inherited a vast domestic intelligence agency with extraordinary secret powers. A cache of documents offers a rare window into the FBI’s quiet expansion since 9/11.