How Family Separations Brought Down a Migrant Mogul

Juan Sanchez was once hailed as a champion for social justice. Then his network of shelters started taking in children split from their relatives.

By JEREMY RAFF | The Atlantic

AUSTIN, Texas—Juan Sanchez, the founder of America’s largest network of shelters for detained migrant children, greeted his employees at the company’s Thanksgiving potluck last November.… read the full article

When Women Are Accused of Complicity

Recent television shows and news stories raise a similar question: Can systems of oppression function without the involvement of women?

By SOPHIE GILBERT | The Atlantic


This article contains spoilers regarding recent episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Loudest the full article

Only Biden Can Challenge Trump on Trade

Many leading Democratic candidates are running against free trade, but trade is popular—especially in Iowa.

By Peter Beinart, Professor of journalism at the City University of New York | The Atlantic

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., August 8, 2019.
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The Brazen Way a Chinese Company Pumped Fentanyl Ingredients Into the U.S.

Yuancheng used an army of young, perky salespeople to peddle illegal chemicals to Americans.

By BEN WESTHOFF | The Atlantic

Yuancheng’s headquarters in Wuhan, ChinaBEN WESTHOFF

Ye Chuan Fa works in a cubicle. His small station is indistinguishable from those of the hundreds of employees at his chemical company, Yuancheng, which translates roughly to “extended success.” Founded in 2001, Yuancheng employs about 700 people and has branch offices all over China.… read the full article