Alexander Gourevitch

Body Count

With the exception of Pearl’s kidnapping conspirator, in other words, none of the terrorists in question were actually terrorists. And these aren’t isolated examples. Under post-9/11 rules promulgated by the Justice Department–which created a number of new terrorism-related categories by which to classify cases, but left it to district attorneys to determine which crimes fit… Read more »

Better Living Through Chemistry

But a more old-fashioned plague has come back to haunt Uganda: malaria. The mosquito-borne illness costs Uganda more than $347 million a year. Today, up to 40 percent of the country’s outpatient care goes to people thus infected. Total infections are so numerous that the government doesn’t even try to track them, but last year,… Read more »