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Blueprinting the Kansas Abortion-Rights Victory

Pro-choice forces fought misdirection and marshalled enormous turnout. Can their success be replicated?By Peter SlevinAugust 7, 2022More than five hundred and forty thousand voters cast ballots to defend existing abortion rights, in a state that Donald Trump carried by nearly fifteen points less than two years ago.Photograph by Tammy Ljungblad / The...

A Juror Explains Why a C.I.A. Hacker Was Convicted

In a retrial, prosecutors made a persuasive case that Joshua Schulte had leaked hacking tools as an act of petty revenge against agency colleagues.By Patrick Radden KeefeJuly 26, 2022Joshua Schulte, center, could be given a sentence of up to eighty years for his role in the 2017 C.I.A. leak.Illustration by Elizabeth Williams / APOn July 13th, a jury...

Haiti a Year After the Presidential Assassination

Justice evades Jovenel Moïse’s family and the rest of the country.By Edwidge DanticatJuly 5, 2022A year after Moïse’s assassination, his murder remains unsolved, like those of so many other Haitians before and since.Photograph by Valerie Baeriswyl / Getty“This is the hole,” a Haitian friend in her early twenties told me on a recent video message, pointing...

The Dobbs Decision Has Unleashed Legal Chaos for Doctors and Patients

Overturning Roe v. Wade put old laws—including one from the nineteenth century—back on the books, and opened the door for new ones with ambiguous language and glaring omissions.By Jessica WinterJuly 2, 2022Activists in Nashville protest after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The abortion ban now in effect in Tennessee criminalizes most abortions from...

How Shanghai Residents Endured the COVID Lockdown

For more than two months, China’s financial hub, which is home to some twenty-five million people, came to a halt.By Han ZhangJune 7, 2022A man sits on his balcony in a quarantined area amid a new round of lockdowns in Shanghai, China.Photograph by Alex Plavevski / Shutterstock Residents of Shanghai have long known that, when it comes to the news, sometimes...

What the U.S. Could Learn from Abortion Without Borders

A coalition across Europe is resisting Poland’s abortion ban. Its strategy could foreshadow activism in a post-Roe America.By Anna Louie SussmanMay 17, 2022Abortion-rights activists marched in Warsaw in November, 2021.Photographs by Rafał Milach / MagnumLast month, an abortion-rights activist named Justyna Wydrzyńska stood in a courtroom in Warsaw,...

Kyiv After Dark

An artist captures the fight for airspace over the Ukrainian capital.By Sergiy MaidukovMay 1, 2022In Kyiv, we have a very dark twilight, so dark that it is almost like night. During the day, I volunteer for the Territorial Defense Forces, delivering food or equipment to soldiers. By night, I draw. Because of the curfew, most of my drawings are from...

How China’s Response to COVID-19 Set the Stage for a Worldwide Wave of Censorship

Authoritarian governments in eighty nations have enacted restrictions on free speech and political expression that were falsely described as public-health measures.By Joel Simon and Robert MahoneyApril 25, 2022China and its President, Xi Jinping, provided a playbook for information repression that spread around the world alongside the virus.Photograph...

The Grim Journey of the Accused Brooklyn Subway Shooter

Frank James, the man charged with carrying out the Sunset Park attack, appears to have inhabited a world of conspiracy theories, grievance, and mental illness.By Paige WilliamsApril 14, 2022James was arrested on Wednesday, after investigators recovered a gun, a credit card, and keys to a U-Haul van at the scene of the shooting.Photograph by Stephen...

An Uncertain Future for a Chinese Scientist Accused of Espionage

The China Initiative is over, but the trial of Franklin Tao shows that the D.O.J. project’s chilling effects persist.By Han ZhangApril 13, 2022Illustration by Nicholas Konrad / The New Yorker; Source photographs from Samuel Corum / Getty and University of Kansas / ReutersLast Thursday, a federal jury in Kansas City delivered its verdict in the case...

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