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Drones, sniper rifles, armored vehicles, and a billion-dollar credit line: 72 hours with the nation’s top SWAT teams
The Kansas governor’s right-wing policy experiment has backfired—in the Koch brothers’ backyard, no less.
The insane, hedge-fund-fueled race to plant thirsty trees in the middle of a catastrophic drought
The Assad regime made headlines for using chemical weapons against its own people. But its main weapon is far more archaic and brutal.
How Karl Rove turned judicial elections dirty. PLUS: What happens when corporate money decides who’s on the bench?
Young, bored, bitter—and babysitting 150 megatons of nuclear doom
4-H used to be about kids and goats at the county fair. So when did it turn into a global powerhouse helping US agribusiness make inroads in Africa?
For this issue, 1 David Corn spent hours watching conspiracy theory videos (“Truther Consequences”), while 2 Tasneem Raja plowed through whale sperm studies (“SeaWorld’s Weird Science“) and cronut sci-fi (“William Gibson’s Peripheral Vision“).
Tom Philpott snacked on straight-from-the-tree almonds (“California Goes Nuts”) while reporting in California’s Central Valley, the home turf of photographer 4 Matt Black, who’s documented local farm life for more than a decade.
For her new book about 4-H, Raise, 6 Kiera Butler(“The Demonstration Plot“) received grants from the Fund for Environmental Journalism, the Fund for Investigative Journalism, and The Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund.