You're Wrong About
Retelling the stories of people and events that were miscast in the public imagination.
The Golden Age Of White Collar Crime
I spent a year investigating why America doesn't prosecute white-collar crime like it used to.
Why America Can’t Solve Homelessness
As the face of homelessness changes, politicians cling to limited policy ideas and quick fixes.
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong
How America's institution of public health are ruining fat people's lives.
It's not the avocados: Millennials really do have it harder than their parents
The Epidemic of Loneliness Among Gay Men
Despite years of social progress, gay men have the same sky-high rates of suicide, mental illness and substance abuse they've had for decades
Self-Driving Cars Are Still Years Away. That’s Probably A Good Thing.
As self-driving cars recede further into the future, cities are asking whether they're really worth waiting for.
Sex Offender Registries Don’t Keep Kids Safe. Why Do Politicians Keep Expanding Them?
States are quietly expanding sex offender registries despite no evidence that they achieve anything worthwhile
The Afterlife of Big Ideas
I spent two weeks at my old high school to report on how we keep making the same mistakes in education reform.
One Buzzword at a Time
How corporations, activists, and politicians turned the language of human rights into meaningless babble
This Is How It Ended
Personal essay about the breakup that made me, briefly, a crazy person.
Why Did AIDS Ravage the U.S. More Than Any Other Developed Country?
Solving an epidemiological mystery
How Big Ideas are Ruining Development Aid
"If we really want to fix development, we need to stop chasing after ideas the way we go on fad diets."