Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In A Tragedy in Yemen, Made in America Tracing an airstrike halfway around the world back to an American bomb factory. Abdullah Abed al-Abdeli, age 12, whose father died in an airstrike in Northern Yemen. Credit Credit Tyler Hicks/The New York Times Supported by ByJeffrey E. Stern Dec. 11, 2018 This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center Just before midnight, a businessman named Rabee’a was on the phone, trying to calm his friend down. Rabee’a owned a drill rig, and his friend had heard stories from elsewhere in Yemen about jets bombing well sites. It was Sept. 10, 2016, a year and a half into the war between the Saudis and the Houthi rebels. But to Rabee’a, it was a war happening over the horizon, out of sight. He was unbothered. That kind of thing wouldn’t happen in a poor place like this one, a … [Read more...] about A Tragedy in Yemen, Made in America
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This is The Colorado Independent‘s complete four-part series on Walker Stapleton, Colorado’s Republican nominee for governor. You can click directly to Part 1 (Stapleton’s early years and family history), Part 2 (Stapleton’s business career and entry into Colorado politics), Part 3 (Stapleton’s time as state treasurer) or Part 4 (Stapleton’s run for governor). You can also listen to reporter Corey Hutchins discuss his series on Walker Stapleton at our Indycator podcast. We’ve also written a four-part series on Stapleton’s Democratic opponent, Boulder Congressman Jared Polis. Part 1: An elite East Coast background, a powerful family, and early political ambitions forged Colorado’s GOP nominee for governor Walker Stapleton has steer snot on his hands. He does not look particularly comfortable with it, either, as he pats the animal’s head and runs a show stick … [Read more...] about The privilege and promise of Walker Stapleton: A Portrait in Four Parts
Inmate No. 15000-030 is released into the frigid January morning at 8:46, a gray custodial suit of sweatpants and long-sleeved thermal clinging to his immense frame, a bushy salt-and-pepper beard wrapping around his face, a guard escorting him with a high-powered rifle slung over his right shoulder. Most politicians would appear hopelessly—dangerously—misplaced in a federal prison. Kent Sorenson is not most politicians. Standing over six feet tall and weighing every bit of 270 pounds, with 11 tattoos and a cleanshaven head, Sorenson is probably the only state senator to have ever been mistaken for a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. That happened during his first stop on the penal turnpike, the Metropolitan Correctional Center (“The MCC”) in Chicago, an administrative facility with maximum-security lodging where the “fish” was viewed warily by fellow inmates. A white supremacist, they figured, sizing him up. It didn’t take long—as soon as … [Read more...] about Kent Sorenson Was a Tea Party Hero. Then He Lost Everything.
Realtor.com teamed up with Money magazine to come up with its list of Best Places to Live: communities where you'd want to buy a house and raise a family. Cicely Wedgeworth, provided by Published 7:00 am CDT, Monday, September 17, 2018 Photo: IStock; Realtor.com Photo: IStock; Realtor.com Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: IStock; Realtor.com The Best Places to Live in America, 2018: Revenge of the Burbs! 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Home is where the heart is, home is where you make it—but given the option, wouldn't you want to make your home and store your heart in a place with a great sense of community, excellent schools to set your kids up for success, and affordable homes so you can set yourself up … [Read more...] about The Best Places to Live in America, 2018: Revenge of the Burbs!
Published 5:00 am CDT, Monday, September 3, 2018 Attorneys Robin Fredrickson and Jeff Munoz of Latham & Watkins. Attorneys Robin Fredrickson and Jeff Munoz of Latham & Watkins. Photo: Gary Fountain / Contributor Attorneys Robin Fredrickson and Jeff Munoz of Latham & Watkins. Attorneys Robin Fredrickson and Jeff Munoz of Latham & Watkins. Photo: Gary Fountain / Contributor Attorneys Robin Fredrickson and Jeff Munoz of Latham & Watkins. Attorneys Robin Fredrickson and Jeff Munoz of Latham & Watkins. Photo: Gary Fountain / Contributor Attorneys Robin Fredrickson and Jeff Munoz of Latham & Watkins. Attorneys Robin Fredrickson and Jeff Munoz of Latham & Watkins. Photo: Gary Fountain / … [Read more...] about The power couple behind Texas’ biggest energy deals