investigative + miscellany

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For The Progressive:

– New York City’s suspension schools, where high-school students can spend up to 90 days (half an academic year!) serving out disciplinary sentences, tends to put them behind in their studies and more likely to move through the “school-to-prison pipeline.”


For The Atlantic:

– A case study in how humor helped the Egyptian people overthrow the regime of Hosni Mubarak.


For The Washington Post:

– A look at “gastro-terrorism,” or why you can’t take that cheese on board a plane.


For The Nation:

– Lebanese-born American citizen Naji Hamdan alleges he was tortured in the United Arab Emirates at the behest of the U.S. government.


For Foreign Policy and The New York Times Magazine, respectively:

– An investigation into how the twin forces of social conservatism and urban development, both pushed by the ruling Justice and Development Party, are punishing sex workers.