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  • The New Republic and The Investigative Fund: Political Corruption and the Art of the Deal

    President Donald Trump has railed against the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which makes it a crime for U.S. companies to bribe foreign officials or partner with others who are doing so. But reporter Anjali Kamat uncovered an extensive history of lawsuits, police inquiries and government investigations connected to the Trump family's real estate partners in India, reporting that appeared as the cover story of the April The New Republic and formed the basis of two episodes of Trump Inc., a podcast series from WNYC and ProPublica that digs deeply into the secrets of Trump's family business.
  • Crimetown USA

    The New Republic examines organized crime in Youngstown, Ohio.
  • Arrested Development

    The New Republic examines various implications of racial harassment and criticizes a "vaunted conservative ideal: color-blindness." The story finds that it's hard to tell young black men that they are not victims because of their race when police routinely make them victims because of their race." The article looks at "a conservative case against racial profiling" in schools and details the success story of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School. The author, who has helped establish the school, reveals that even though most students at the school have had academic difficulty before, and more than one-third have been in the juvenile court system, more than 90 percent go to college after graduation.
  • Painted Black

    The New Republic portrays Robert Johnson, "the billionaire founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), whose family stood to gain millions if Bush succeeded." The story focuses on how Johnson "played the race card" in political games, where his own business interests were at stake. The analysis reveals that Johnson gathered support by major black leaders to achieve impact on three major issues - demanding an end to the estate tax, transforming the Social Security into a system with individual investment accounts, and encouraging the merger between United Airlines and US Airways. The author concludes that "Bushism and Johnsonism are made for each other; their nascent alliance represents a historic synthesis of the racial separatism of the left and the libertarianism of the right."
  • Selling Shyness

    According to a recent study, one in eight Americans are socially phobic. The New Republic examines how this epidemic of social phobia was fostered by an expanded definition of the disorder and a push from drug companies who stand to make a big profit from new medications such as Paxil.
  • Lies, damn lies and fiction

    Forbes investigated Stephen Glass, an associate editor at The New Republic. The investigation revealed that one of Glass' articles, "Hack Heaven," was unverifiable. Glass has admitted to fabricating portions of the article.
  • The Numbers Game (State lotteries: a ticket to poverty)

    The New Republic explores the advertising campaigns of state-run lotteries that often target the poor and uneducated. Many ads are misleading, but lottery commissions are not subject to ad regulations. A fascinating look into state- sponsored gambling and the private companies (usually GTECH and Automated Wagering International) that run many of the state lotteries.
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    Adarand v. Pena is an affirmative action case that is quickly claiming a key role in this social issue. The case has been sending ripples through lower courts and is calling into question much of affirmative action as currently practiced. The New Republic discusses political stances and brings into the light other dilemmas that could affect our country in the near future. (April 22, 1996)
  • Partial Truths

    It is one of the most horrific operations performed. The New Republic looks at the debate over whether or not to allow third-trimester abortions. The story describes procedures for late abortions and looks at effects on mothers. (Mar. 4, 1996)
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    A Business Week investigation analizes the changes that the new Republican controlled congress, particularly House freshman have made since arriving on Capitiol Hill. (Jan. 29, 1996)