Dig Series

At the Border in 2024

Mar 25, 2024
A decade of anti-immigrant rhetoric and unstable, post-pandemic conditions in the Global South have coalesced into a multibillion-dollar, election-year battle to keep poor people in Latin America from accessing the United States. This Dig series seeks to explore: What is it like to traverse this landscape as a migrant, and what would it look like if we opened it all up?
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Green-Tinted Glasses

Apr 4, 2023
Absent from most public and policy conversations is any acknowledgement of the possibility that renewable energy cannot power a high-consumption civilization. This series will explore mounting evidence that a major downshift in consumption is looming — and explore the implications of this energy realism for human progress and flourishing.

Chile’s Utopia Has Been Postponed

Mar 8, 2023
Journalist Marc Cooper was serving as personal translator to Chilean president Salvador Allende when the 1973 U.S.-backed coup led by Augusto Pinochet forced him to flee the country. In January, Cooper returned to Santiago to observe the country’s political situation 50 years later. He found a Chile transformed but uncertain, struggling to chart a course forward one year after the election of its first leftist government since Allende.

The Supreme Court’s War on the Future

Dec 19, 2022
This Dig investigates the political and ideological capture of the Supreme Court by the GOP and its dark-money donors. After chronicling the legal doctrine of "originalism" and its influence in pulling the country backwards, this series explores how Americans can reclaim the Court in the name of our rights, our liberties, and our democracy.

The Persecution of Julian Assange

Nov 28, 2022
This Dig series investigates the decade-long intimidation and repression campaigns led by the U.S. and British governments against imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, as well as global efforts by activists and media organizations to recognize his contributions to journalism and protect whistleblowers, in the name of First Amendment rights.