The Still-Ugly American

Could a legendary Cold War spy’s “hearts and minds” strategy, which failed in Vietnam, have worked in Iraq and Afghanistan? It’s a tough sell.

Meet the Trumpkins

A crop of Republicans are betting that a Trump-style mix of crassness and white grievance will bring them victory in 2018.

The Dialysis Machine

How Medicare steers low-income and minority kidney patients toward the hell of dialysis—and keeps two big companies rolling in profits.

Mind-Body Connections

How four counties in Pennsylvania are improving the lives of patients suffering from both serious mental illness and chronic health conditions.