Reading Time: 17 minutes Only electoral candidates have the right to challenge election results, so April Smith is teaching them how to mitigate electronic voting risks.
Reading Time: 18 minutes The author of What’s the Matter with Kansas? tries to re-energize and redefine “populism” — which he sees as the most misunderstood movement of our time.
Reading Time: 18 minutes A look at Fox News, its power and its stars, stripped of the usual anger and hyperbole. A conversation with Brian Stelter.
Reading Time: 17 minutes The 78 days between Election Day and inauguration may be the most trying in our nation’s history. Will Trump accept the results, and even if he finally does, at what cost to the country?
Reading Time: 22 minutes E-poll books are used around the US to check in voters. Because they use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, they’re vulnerable to manipulation and malfunction.
Reading Time: 15 minutes A case study of author Nicholson Baker’s obsession with trying to understand the dark side of Cold War history, while it’s shrouded in denials of FOIA requests.
Reading Time: 28 minutes Why the current COVID-19 testing method is wrong, and what we need in its place. And why, if used correctly, the right test could control or even end the pandemic.
Reading Time: 17 minutes In a year when 50 percent of voters or more are expected to vote by mail in the general election, “the surrender rule” could require millions to vote by provisional ballots. Emily Levy interviews election protection activist Mimi Kennedy about what happens when voters who are listed as having been sent a mail ballot show up to the polls to vote in person. The answer could be suppression.
Reading Time: 29 minutes Posthumous podcast: Talking tabloids, immigrant dreams, and Frank Sinatra.
Reading Time: 16 minutes The crazy but important story of what happens when the White House, the Pentagon, and the world’s greatest scientists are forced to work with Hollywood.