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Benjamin Wallace

February 24, 2014 | Features
The Plot From Solitary

Four alleged members of rival gangs launched a hunger strike 30,000 strong from the isolation of their Supermax cells. Was the prison system that corralled them not strong enough, or is solitary confinement an impossible idea?

February 10, 2014 | Features
Here, Let Ezra Explain

What is D.C.’s most famous young policy wonk doing leaving the Washington Post? Trying to start a news organization he thinks could one day eclipse it.

January 6, 2013 | Features
The Dream of a Middle-Class New York

Is there anything Bill de Blasio can do to make the city affordable again? Maybe. But we have to want to pay for it.

December 23, 2013 |
1. Because 73.3 Percent of Us Are Hopeful That There’s a Happy Ending to Our Tale of Two Cities

In De Blasio’s election the shape of class warfare shifted.

November 25, 2013 |
The Truly Paranoid Style in American Politics

From the JFK assassination to weather control and the New World Order: 50 years of conspiracy theory.

November 18, 2013 | Features
Who Killed Michael Hastings?

Reflexively distrustful, eager to make powerful enemies, the young journalist whose Mercedes exploded in Los Angeles one night couldn’t possibly have died accidentally, could he?

October 21, 2013 | Intelligencer
The State of Assange

He’s a cartoon. A megalomaniac. An irresistible Hollywood subject. And a crucial historical figure.

August 12, 2013 | Features
What Is Chris Christie Doing Right?

He’s hugely popular in a state way to his left. He’s unafraid to take on a national party considerably to his right. And he’s most adored when he’s acting reprehensibly.

July 29, 2013 | Features
The Blip

What if everything we’ve come to think of as American is predicated on a freak coincidence of economic history? And what if that coincidence has run its course?

May 6, 2013 | Features
Smoke Without Fire

A little company called NJOY thinks it has finally designed an electronic cigarette that doesn’t look ridiculous. But would James Dean have smoked one?

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