The Republican Party

Devin Nunes’s Family Farm Is Hiding a Politically Explosive Secret

Devin Nunes is amongst President Trump’s most enthusiastic cheerleaders in Congress, so his family running a large scale dairy in Iowa employing undocumented workers would be politically inconvenient. The investigative aspect of the story is gripping – featuring uncomfortable interactions with Nunes family members, chance meetings in the local cafe, sit downs with the mayor and the priest, and being followed around town by mysterious white SUVs. Of even greater value perhaps are the nuanced portraits of Iowans carefully balancing politics, faith, immigration, the global economy, personal finances, and human relationships.

Regrets? Chris Christie has a few

An exit interview with a politician who has had a fascinating arc – a popular and successful first term and an increasing national profile leading into scandal, crash and burn. The piece offers genuine insight into the psyche of a political operator.

Rex Tillerson at the Breaking Point

A profile of Donald Trump’s Secretary of State in action. Two reported quotes early on provide an insight into the piece – “I don’t know. I’m not a diplomat”, said at a UN showdown with Iran, and “fucking moron” when describing his President at a gathering of national-security officials.

The Showman

A May 2016 profile of Preet Bharara, the charismatic United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who announced yesterday that he had been fired by the Trump administration after refusing to stand down.

4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump

A message board allowing users to post anonymously has played a significant role in the recent history of internet culture (think – the birthplace of the meme), the development of new extreme right movements sometimes called the ‘alt-right’, and the series of events that put Trump in the White House.