The Soul of the New Machine
By Michael Scherer
Grover Norquist is out to gut the federal government—to chop it in half and “drown it in the bathtub.” He couldn’t be more serious, and as leader of the most influential coalition in Washington, he has a knack for getting his way.
Gods and Monsters
By Mark Dowie
Genetically mix a human with a monkey?
With a sheep? With a rat? Dr. Stuart Newman says such technology already exists—and he’s fighting for a U.S. patent to make sure it’s never used.
Soldiers in a Forgotten War
Photographs by Tim Hetherington
Text By Daniel Bergner
When rebel troops drove dictator Charles Taylor into exile, Liberia briefly hit the nightly news. But what happens next in a country the world would just as soon forget?
Anatomy of a Whistleblower
By Laurie Abraham
Jesselyn Radack’s tale of being persecuted by the Justice Department is a lesson in what happens to people who feel compelled to “commit the truth.”
Against All Odds
By Adam Hochschild
The extraordinary legacy of the hopelessly idealistic, “absolutely unprecedented” campaign to abolish slavery in the British Empire