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Senator Robert Menendez speaks outside federal court after he was indicted on corruption charges on April 2, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Democrats Are Hypocrites on Corruption

Robert Menendez is credibly accused of serious crimes, but his party has never seemed to have a problem with him.

NEWARK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 06:  U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) (L) exits federal court on the first day of his trial on corruption charges on September 6, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. Menendez is accused of accepting bribes in regard to his relationship with campaign donor Salomon Melgen, a Florida-based ophthalmologist. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

Senator’s Corruption Trial Reveals State Department Favors

Menendez stands accused of using his oversight role to guarantee visas and business transactions for friend.

Police officers from the anti-drug squad in Tegucigalpa on October 7, 2010 look after a load of 500 kilos of cocaine seized from traffickers during a joint operation by the Honduran Police, the Army and the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in Brus Laguna, Mosquitia, Honduras.  AFP PHOTO/Orlando SIERRA (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Says Border Wall Will Stop Drugs. Here’s What a DEA Intel Report Says.

Many of the illegal drugs flowing into the United States come by air or sea.

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Around the World in 40 Books

Headed to Rio, Paris, or Cape Town this summer? We asked distinguished writers and thinkers to pick their favorite books about 20 of the world’s great cities.

PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 2011: A young boy sits by his familiy's makeshift home at a tent camp, where 55,000 displaced Haitians are living on the grounds of what was the Club de Petionville January, 2011 in Port au Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images)

Longform’s Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Haitian sugar cane workers rally in front of the Haitian embassy demanding the Haitian passports needed to regularize their migration status in the Dominican Republic, in Santo Domingo on June 1, 2015.  AFP PHOTO/Erika SANTELICES        (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

The Dominican Republic’s Shameful Deportation Legacy

The Dominican Republic is desperately trying to win back the world's respect after its expulsion of Haitians. History, however, stands in its way.

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The New Abolitionists

Operation Underground Railroad, a small Mormon-led group, is going undercover 
to rescue kids from sex trafficking. But is its brand of salvation working?

Haitians queue up to legalize their status at the Interior Ministry in Santo Domingo, on June 17, 2015. Tens of thousands of people are facing deportations as a deadline for foreigners, most of them being Haitians, to legalize their status as undocumented alien is due to expire midnight. AFP PHOTO / ERIKA SANTELICES        (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

Longform’s Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Haitians queue up to legalize their status at the Interior Ministry in Santo Domingo, on June 16, 2015. Tens of thousands of people are facing deportations as a deadline for foreigners, most of them being Haitians, to legalize their status as undocumented alien is due to expire on 17 June 2015. AFP PHOTO/ERIKA SANTELICES        (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

The Dominican Republic’s Tortured Relationship With Its Haitian Minority

The Dominican government’s harassment and scapegoating of Haitian migrants and their descendants has gone on for decades. It’s time for it to stop.

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