Black Americans are far less likely than their white peers to successfully erase their debts in court—and a network of attorneys profits as a result.
When DNA evidence exonerated two men convicted in a 1987 murder, one took his chances on a retrial to overturn his conviction. The other accepted a special deal and left prison immediately—as a convicted killer.
Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.
Poor white Americans’ current crisis shouldn’t have caught the rest of the country as off guard as it has.
A maverick investor is buying up water rights. Will he rescue a region, or just end up hurting the poor?
… And how this helped give rise to the criminal empire of Chapo Guzmán
Every day, more than 100 million items are posted to the microblogging service sometimes called “China’s Twitter.” And every day, teams of censors comb through the posts in search of anything that challenges what the government likes to call a “harmonious society.”