Selected Clips

E Pluribus QAnon Two dozen followers of the grotesque conspiracy theory are running for Congress. Where does this end? New York

Bad Romance What Happened to the National Enquirer after it went all-in for Trump? CJR

Can Democrats Play Dirty on the Internet? The libs try to not get owned New York

Certified Organic Behind the Scenes at Rotten Tomatoes, where a tiny group of highly subjective human beings determines the ubiquitous scores than run Hollywood Wired

The Formerly Most Quoted Person in Politics The blowhard business in a pandemic CJR

Likes vs. Hate Facebook blew it on privacy and fake news. Can it do better against trolls and bigots? An exclusive embed with Facebook’s little known, all-powerful shadow government. Vanity Fair 

When Did Everyone Become a Socialist? (AKA Pinkos Have More Fun) Nights and days with the new, new Left New York 

The Internet of Guns The rise of a new firearms culture Washington Post Magazine

Little Scalia Watching Neil Gorsuch, a mild-mannered good boy from Denver, become the second-most-polarizing man in Washington. New York 

Does Glenn Greenwald Know More Than Robert Mueller?  How the Pulitzer-winning Snowden-whisperer declared war on the Russia investigation and became a Fox News darling. New York 

Bad Landlord How NYC’s notorious Steve Croman mastered the dark art of replacing low-income tenants with rich ones. Bloomberg Businessweek

The Staten Island Pitbull and the Coffee Tycoon A double profile Washington Post Magazine

The Invisible Flack The press secretary who wasn’t Washington Post Magazine

Beyond Alt: Understanding the Extremely Reactionary, Burn-it-Down-Radical, Newfangled Far Right. It’s not a fringe movement, it’s a counterculture. New York

Investing with the Stars Inside Wall Street’s Secret Financial Astrology Subculture. Bloomberg Businessweek

Oy, the TRAFFIC. And it’s POURING! Do I hear SIRENS? Why local TV news never changes. Columbia Journalism Review

Husbands and Lies A same-sex #MeToo scandal downed one of the most powerful men in Massachusetts. And he’s not the one accused of wrongdoing. Tabloid intrigue, tragic love. Boston Magazine

Howie Carr Is Deplorable. And He Couldn’t Be Happier From fearless journalist to Trump’s loudest fan. Did he buy in or sell out? Boston Magazine 

How Robocallers Outwitted Washington and Wrecked the Do Not Call List                            Investigating a modern scourge. The Washington Post Magazine

The World vs. Alan Dershowitz The firebrand lawyer has defended everyone from Claus von Bulow to O.J. Simpson. (And Donald Trump.) Now he’s facing his toughest case yet — his own. Boston Magazine

The Taxi King’s Last Stand New York’s bad-boy cab mogul, in the age of Uber, fighting for his life. Bloomberg Businessweek 

Lost at Sea with Rob Gronkowski Three days on a party boat with America’s frat brother. Boston Magazine

Does Boothbay Harbor Have a Vodka Problem? Meet the liquor magnate convulsing a beloved Maine resort town. Boston Magazine

At RT, News Breaks You The Russian-funded news outlet has been accused of helping swing the presidential election. Could the fly-by-night cable channel be that powerful? Bloomberg Businessweek

The Art of Being Ernie Boch A larger-than-life playboy gate-crashes the stodgy world of Boston philanthropy. Boston Magazine

Why Can’t America Have Great Trains? How Washington derailed Amtrak. National Journal Magazine

Mr Bombshell How Ben Wittes Convinced Liberals to Love the Deep State. New York 

Dinesh D’Souza Is Winning How the shunned, scandal-plagued conservative filmmaker–facing jail time–became more powerful than ever. National Journal Magazine

Jon Gosselin in the Wilderness A reality star confronts reality. Philadelphia Magazine

The Artifice of the Deal How an old hotel, covered in glass, underwitten by his father, became Donald Trump’s first “self-made” success. Politico Magazine

The Clinton-in-Law Chelsea’s mom-in-law runs for office. Skeletons get dragged out of closets. Politico Magazine

Rape Happens Here: Inside the Swarthmore College Sexual Assault Scandal An elite, Quaker college confronts a contemporary campus epidemic. Philadelphia Magazine

Pot. Pills. Stacks of cash. How two elite prep school graduates launched the wrong kind of start-up. The inside story of the Main Line Takeover Project. Philadelphia Magazine

The Father, the Son, and the Holy Lie Detector Test Frank Rizzo Jr. runs for mayor. Against a ghost. Philadelphia Magazine

Free Willy Bluest of blue bloods Bill Weld, gunning for high office, with nothing left to lose. Boston Magazine

The Ballad of Buddy Cianci A political antihero confronts reelection, mortality, and a marinara sauce scandal. Boston Magazine

The Gamble: How a Small New Jersey University Lost Its Big Atlantic City Bet A higher ed scandal down the Shore. Philadelphia Magazine

How Roger Goodell Turned the NFL Into a Political Machine – and Conquered Washington Concussions, domestic abuse, and gambling? Nothing the league can’t make disappear. ESPN The Magazine

Eating Kale and Dodging Paparazzi with Margot Robbie Elle

The Invisible Man Mike Huckabee: niche media master, flailing presidential candidate. Politico Magazine

The Time I Read Only Fake News Politico Magazine

Natalie Guercio’s Mob Rules Inside the most bananas reality show on television. Philadelphia Magazine

The Condo King Goes to City Hall You want his penthouse apartments. He wants your vote. Philadelphia Magazine

2,000,558 Ed Bassmaster Fans Can’t Be Wrong Want to understand YouTube fame? Head to Northeast Philly. Philadelphia Magazine

Bill Hite Has the Hardest Job in the Country The impossible mission to save the poorest large urban school district in the country. Philadelphia Magazine

Broken LivingSocial Scene Can LivingSocial conquer Washington D.C.? Washington City Paper 

The Myth of the Coach What a hagiographic Joe Paterno biography says about our collective coach-worship. The New Republic 

A Long, Occasionally Contentious, Consistently Amusing Interview with Retired, Stubbled, Book-Hawking Congressman Barney Frank. Boston Magazine

59 Minutes with Bradley Tusk The Uber Lobbyist Who Wants to Take Down Bill de Blasio. New York 

“I’m Right and Everybody Else Is Wrong. Clear About That?”  On the early, early campaign trail with Bernie Sanders. National Journal Magazine

The Last (and Only) Interesting Centrist: Can Michael Smerconish Save Cable News?  Washington Monthly

Covering the CPAC Brat Pack: “There are only so many times you can highlight the moral crap factory that is a bunch of white neo-Confederates listening to ‘Turn Down for What.'”  National Journal Magazine

4 Days in Phoenix Donald Trump, Joe Arpaio, and the ugly start to the 2020 campaign. Politico Magazine

Swamp Creature The Ultimate DC Insider Runs for Office in the Age of Trump. Washingtonian

Who’s Your Daddy? The Miami tycoon who made Marco Rubio Bloomberg Businessweek

Larry Lessig, Off the Grid Harvard internet superstar goes into the wild for a quixotic political campaign. The New Republic

Michael Nutter Will Leave Philadelphia Bigger, Cleaner, Smarter, and Safer Than He Found It. So Why Doesn’t Anyone Like Him? Philadelphia Magazine

How Silicon Valley Tried to Hack Washington Big tech attemps to play politics. National Journal Magazine

The Billy Pulpit Digital media soothsayer Jim Brady tries to save local news. Again. Philadelphia Magazine

How Margaret Sullivan Transformed the Role of the NYT Public Editor On the ombudswoman of the 21st century. Salon

The Disruptor – How a brilliant hedge funder-turned-philanthropist divided Philadelphia’s Jewish community. Philadelphia Magazine

The Ultimate Underdog What’s it like to run a losing campaign against a political behemoth? On the trail with Chris Christie’s doomed opponent. Newsweek

It’s Ori Feibush’s World. We Just Live In It Meet Philly’s gentrifier-in-chief. Philadelphia Magazine

Planes, Trains, and Conspiracy Theories An exurban Virginia county descends into political chaos. Featuring swingers parties and Vikings. Washington City Paper

The Other Ellipse The untold story behind the fiasco at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Washington City Paper

Can Linda Henry Save the Globe? What happened when Red Sox owner and Boston newspaper baron John Henry ceded control of the Boston Globe to his wife. Boston Magazine

Jeffrey Toobin’s Big Week With Obamacare hanging in the balance, a pundit steals the spotlight. The New Republic

A Week at the Best Bad Bar in Philadelphia Saying goodbye to the not-quite-beloved Best Western bar. Philadelphia Magazine 

Fresh Air’s Terry Gross: The Queen of “Like” An unlikely appreciation. Philadelphia Magazine

The Clintonites’ Beef with Obama Basically, they miss Bill. The Washington Monthly

The Great Escape Did One NGO Lie About Its Role in Syria? The New Republic

Straight Dope: The Bizarre Politics of the Roger Clemens Steroids Trial Democrats and Republicans, divided again. The New Republic

A Girl Called Maria Searching for the elusive red carpet with Philly’s It Girl. Philadelphia Magazine

The Nutty Professor: In the Classroom with Newt Gingrich What’s it like having Newt Gingrich teach you history for a semester? The New Republic

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