The 10 Worst Americans of 2021

At Christmas we traditionally reflect upon our blessings and forgive those who have trespassed against us. Let’s not this year.


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How the Pursuit of Unknown Viruses Risks Triggering the Next Pandemic

Sharon Lerner

Pandemic prediction spawned a multimillion-dollar research industry, but many scientists warn that viral forecasting is a dangerous mirage.

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The 10 Worst Americans of 2021

Jon Schwarz

At Christmas we traditionally reflect upon our blessings and forgive those who have trespassed against us. Let’s not this year.

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“When I Saw Him I Knew It Was Real”: Devonia Inman Is Free After 23 Years Behind Bars

Liliana Segura, Jordan Smith

Just over a month after a Georgia judge overturned his wrongful conviction, Inman was reunited with his family in time for Christmas.

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Inside Mexico’s Historic Lawsuit Targeting U.S. Gun Companies

Ryan Devereaux

The $10 billion claim takes aim at the industry’s greatest legal shield, aiming to succeed where U.S. victims of gun violence routinely fail.

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Humanitarian Exemptions to Crushing U.S. Sanctions Do Little to Prevent Collapse of Afghanistan’s Economy

Lee Fang

More Afghan people may die from sanctions than from 20 years of war.

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The U.S. Military Is a Machine of Impunity

Peter Maass

Wartime savagery requires that its perpetrators are told that their actions are acceptable — maybe heroic — and must not cease.

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Son of the South

Daniel Boguslaw

Rep. Jim Cooper’s family rose to power over centuries through slavery and segregation. Will their legacy endanger his seat?

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