Hedge-Fund Ownership Cost Sears Workers Their Jobs. Now They’re Fighting Back.

Hedge-Fund Ownership Cost Sears Workers Their Jobs. Now They’re Fighting Back.

Bryce Covert

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Co-published with The Nation. Laid-off retail workers are demanding severance, labor protections—and an end to the Wall Street playbook of owning a company while hollowing it out.

Scared to Death: Immigrants in Need of Health Care Face Perilous Choices

Scared to Death: Immigrants in Need of Health Care Face Perilous Choices

Eric Pape

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Co-published with Capital & Main and Truthout. Undocumented immigrants fear that seeking medical care will get them kicked out of the country. One woman’s story shows the impact can prove deadly.

Pete Buttigieg Revived South Bend With Tech. Up Next: America

Pete Buttigieg Revived South Bend With Tech. Up Next: America

Paul Tullis

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Co-published with WIRED. As the mayor of a small Indiana city, Pete Buttigieg applied his low-key technocratic style to economic and social dysfunction. Now he wants a chance to fix the country.

Health Care Is Shockingly Expensive. Why Can’t You Deduct It All on Your Taxes?

Health Care Is Shockingly Expensive. Why Can’t You Deduct It All on Your Taxes?

David Wallis

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Co-published with The Washington Post. It’s not a replacement for more sweeping reforms, but it might help in the meantime.

What I've Seen As A Nanny In One Of America's Richest Zip Codes

What I've Seen As A Nanny In One Of America's Richest Zip Codes

Elizabeth Gollan

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Co-published with Romper. As a culture we are too technological, too cool, too busy to value child rearing. We nannies feel differently.

These Men are Fighting to Abolish the Death Penalty — From Death Row

These Men are Fighting to Abolish the Death Penalty — From Death Row

Lauren Gill

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Co-published with The Nation. Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty is the nation’s only anti–death penalty organization run by death-row prisoners.

Honey Bees, Worker Bees, and the Economic Violence of Land Grabs

Honey Bees, Worker Bees, and the Economic Violence of Land Grabs

Melissa Chadburn

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Co-published with Longreads. Melissa Chadburn challenges her own belief that environmental justice issues are reserved for people of privilege.

The Crisis in Covering Indian Country

The Crisis in Covering Indian Country

Jenni Monet

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Co-published with Columbia Journalism Review. There is no beat in the American legacy press devoted solely to covering the country’s 573 tribal nations. But there should be—and it should be assigned to an Indigenous journalist.

Taken for a Ride: How Ambulance Debt Afflicts the Extreme Poor

Taken for a Ride: How Ambulance Debt Afflicts the Extreme Poor

Lori Teresa Yearwood

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Co-published with The American Prospect. How medical-provider gouging burdens the homeless with debt and frustrates recovery.

Some Essential Reading for Ethically Compromised Parents

Some Essential Reading for Ethically Compromised Parents

Rich Benjamin

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Co-published with The Los Angeles Times. The parents embroiled in the college admissions scandal could learn a thing or two from these selected readings on inequality in the higher-education system.

My Family Was On A TLC Reality Show. Here’s The Dark Secret That Never Aired.

My Family Was On A TLC Reality Show. Here’s The Dark Secret That Never Aired.

Cynthia Jeub

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Co-published with HuffPost. Twelve years ago, Cynthia Jeub appeared on a TLC reality TV show featuring large families. But the cameras didn’t capture everything, especially the abuse she suffered at the hands of her “Quiverfull” parents.

How Fatherhood Alters Your View of the World

How Fatherhood Alters Your View of the World

Rian Dundon & David Gonzalez

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Co-published with The New York Times. Following the birth of his daughter, Rian Dundon documented the messiness and gravity surrounding his new role in life.