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Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin.

It’s insanity to kill your father with a kitchen knife. It’s also insanity to close hospitals, fire therapists, and leave families to face mental illness on their own.

May 2013
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Is PTSD Contagious?

It’s rampant among returning vets—and now their spouses and kids are starting to show the same symptoms.

Jan 2013
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I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave

My brief, backbreaking, rage-inducing, low-paying, dildo-packing time inside the online-shipping machine.
Feb 2012
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The Love That Dares

In Uganda, politicians and newspaper editors advocate killing gay people. But they don’t speak for everyone.

Jan 2012
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What Is Good Fact-Checking?

Amid PolitiFact’s “lie of the year” controversy, a shout-out to what it takes to get to the facts of the matter.

Dec 2011
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Ohio’s War on the Middle Class

Wherein I go home, watch public servants get axed, visit the warehouse of unbearable sorrow, hang with jobless thirtysomethings in abandoned homes, and consider whether my generation is screwed.

Nov 2011
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Haiti Dispatch: Inside Sean Penn’s Tent City

First thing I learned: Whatever you do, don’t go near the latrines.

Oct 2010
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I Can Find an Indicted Warlord. So Why Isn’t He in the Hague?

Wherein I track Congolese war criminal Bosco Ntaganda to his lair—right next to the largest peacekeeping force in the world.

Sep 2011
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How Violent Sex Helped Ease My PTSD

As a journalist who covers human rights, I spend a lot of time absorbing trauma. This is one thing that helped me deal.
Jun 2011
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A Fistful of Dollars

Crime is rampant. The cops and courts are a joke. That’s why residents of Oklahoma’s Indian nations turn to a bruiser-for-hire like Ruben.

Nov 2010
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Welcome to Haiti’s Reconstruction Hell

Dispatches from the tent cities, where rape gangs and disaster profiteers roam.

Jan 2011
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For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question

Living with the crazy, fearless young men who risk life and limb to document Burma’s genocide.

Mar 2010