Longform Best of 2014

We recommended 1,642 articles this year, from 1,364 writers and 417 publishers. Collectively, they were read over 10 million times.

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The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.

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The Murders at the Lake

In the summer of 1982, three Waco teenagers were savagely murdered. Four men were ultimately charged with the crime. One was executed, two others were given life sentences, and a fourth was sent to death row. They all may have been innocent.

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