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The United States of Work

Employers exercise vast control over our lives, even when we're not on the job. How did our bosses gain power that the government itself doesn't hold?

Professor Carnage

Dave Grossman teaches police officers to think like "warriors." But is the rise of a militarized mindset turning black citizens into targets?

Divided We Fall

The Founders knew that economic inequality would destroy America's democracy. So why can't the Constitution save us?

The Fire Last Time

An elite police squad was supposed to clean up the streets of 1970s Detroit. Instead, it terrorized African Americans, and turned the city into a battleground.

The General and the Refugee

Police from four countries joined forces to bring down a notorious human smuggler. Here's how they blew the operation—and why the crackdown on immigration is making things worse.