Ted Cruz has already referred to Barack Obama’s use of executive orders as “lawless.” Considering it’s a safe bet we’ll be hearing a lot more of this rhetoric in the months to come, I decided to dig into the historical data on presidential executive orders. The American Presidency Project…
When we published our investigation of gun trafficking on Reddit—including the company’s endorsement of assault rifles emblazoned with its signature alien logo—the story promptly got yanked from Reddit’s popular /r/Politics subreddit.
But that didn’t stop one Redditor from honoring us with our very own 3-D printable AR-15 lower receiver, featuring a “raspberry metallic” finish and our phone number.
Conventional wisdom says that people won’t read lengthy magazine stories online, but you guys regularly prove otherwise. Many of our top traffic-generating stories have been deeply researched investigations and reported narratives—and we find that plenty of readers stick with them to the bitter end. So here, for your New Year’s pleasure, is a selection of 10 of our best-loved longreads from 2013.