Features & Investigations
'People Are Being Killed Like Flies': Denied Asylum in the U.S., Cameroonians Fear Increasing Violence Back Home
Martin fled Cameroon when security forces imprisoned his father and started regularly raiding Anglophone villages. The U.S. government might send him back.
How Health Officials in Pro-Life States Are Quietly Dismantling Abortion Access
Without the fanfare of a bill signing or a Supreme Court decision, the first state without an abortion clinic is in sight.
A Top DOI Official Allegedly Violated Federal Ethics Rules. New FOIA Documents Shed Light on His Apparent Misdeeds.
Douglas Domenech's communications with his former employer, the Koch-backed Texas Public Policy Foundation, are more extensive than previously known.
The Global Opioid Supply Chain Begins in Tasmania
Pharmaceutical companies exploited a regulatory loophole that allowed for a decades-long boom in licit opioid production fueled by Tasmanian-grown poppies. Here's what the island can tell us about the next wave of the crisis.
The Politics of the Gay Bar, 50 Years After Stonewall
Under the Trump administration, some gay bars have found themselves wrestling anew with anti-queer prejudice.
Strict Voter ID Laws Threaten the Franchise of Trans Americans
After North Carolina passed strict voter ID laws, trans activists in the state successfully advocated to reduce the DMV requirements for changing gender on an ID.
The Definition of 'Refugee' Is Out of Date. And It's Leaving People Behind.
The international idea of who counts as a refugee is over half a century old. But today the lines between "refugee," "migrant," and "illegal border crosser" have all begun to blur.
'Irredeemably Dysfunctional and on the Brink of Collapse': A Journey Through Chicago's Immigration Court
Far from the border, Chicago's Immigration Court reveals the failings of the nation's asylum system.
The Hiding Place: Inside the World's First Long-Term Storage Facility for Highly Radioactive Nuclear Waste
An excerpt from Robert Macfarlane's new book Underland.
'Come and See Me—My Grave Is Open': Finding Life After Deportation in Nogales, Sonora
Panchito Olachea crossed the border into the U.S. at 16, and was deported at 48. He's now building a community of deportees who, like him, won't try to cross back.
Thirty Years After Tiananmen Square, Hong Kong Artist Perry Dino Is Chronicling His City's Struggle for Democracy
Perry Dino is capturing Hong Kong's demonstrations against the mainland in a series of unique and powerful paintings.
Back to the Long War: Helmand Province Eight Years Later
Hundreds of Marines lost their lives in Helmand before troop withdrawal. Christopher Jones returned to see what those lives had been lost to achieve.
What If Climate Change and Rising Nationalism Both Had the Same Solution?
Countries riven by inequality and xenophobia won't be resilient to climate change—which means that the fight against nationalism and the fight against global warming are actually one and the same.
California Cities Are Ending ICE Detention Contracts, but Immigrants Might Not Go Free
Instead of releasing detainees, ICE is sending immigrants to remote, privately run facilities far from their lawyers and families.
Campsites Among the Stumps: The Unmaking of the Great American Commons
A dispatch from the ongoing war on America’s public lands.
The Forgotten History of the Schemers Who Turned California Into an Agricultural Wonder
From the beginning, the Central Valley's productivity was a result of the most intensive farming experiment the world had ever seen. And now, farmers are pushing even harder against biological realities. An excerpt from Mark Arax's critically acclaimed new book, "The Dreamt Land."