Ethiopia, the Hague, and the rise and fall of international adoption. An exclusive investigation of internal U.S. State Department documents describing how humanitarian adoptions metastasized into a mini-industry shot through with fraud, becoming a source of income for unscrupulous orphanages, government officials, and shady operators—and was then reined back in through diplomacy, regulation, and a brand-new federal law.
November 24, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
The FBI no more deserves a direct line to your data than it deserves to intercept your mail at the post office. But it doesn’t want you to know that.
November 20, 2014 • 4:00 AM • Share
We can better understand Russia’s president, including his foreign policy in Crimea, by looking at how he uses art, opera, and holiday pageantry to assert his connection to the Tsars.
November 19, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
The legacy of “tough on crime” legislation has historically allowed correctional authorities to conceal and pursue politics that would be illegal anywhere else. Could that finally be changing?
November 19, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
A new study finds thinking of God as a “he” has wide implications.
November 13, 2014 • 4:00 AM • Share
Are you any better off than you were after the last recession?
November 12, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
By outing rape accusers, the organization is poisoning the dialogue on campus sexual assault.
November 12, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
A few lessons from Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper, one of the only purple state Democratic governors to win re-election last week.
November 10, 2014 • 11:00 AM • Share
Advocates for reform are praising the outgoing attorney general’s accomplishments. But ultimately his legacy is more words than deeds.
November 7, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
Judicial retention elections in Kansas have typically been apolitical and uncontested—until Kansans for Justice entered the fray. Now state election overseers are grappling with a new kind of dark money.
November 5, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Whereas with interracial marriage they actually led public opinion.
November 4, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
Super PACs are required to identify their contributors, but some of them are funded entirely or mostly by social welfare non-profits that don’t have to do so. That leaves voters in the dark about where money is really coming from.
November 4, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Money and strategists are shaping a nationally watched campaign amid talk of in vitro fertilization and end-of-life care.
November 3, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
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