Jordan Michael Smith

All the Terrible Things Republicans Used to Say About Nelson Mandela

Reaganites called him a terrorist and a phony

Reaganites called him a terrorist and a phony.

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Mel Lastman made racist remarks, fathered love children, and threatened reporters—and Toronto loved him.

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Where DNA Doesn't Count

Will Kentucky finally give non-death row prisoners the right to test old evidence?

Will Kentucky finally give non-death row prisoners the right to test old evidence?

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Midnight nears on a Saturday at the Rock and Roll Hotel, a nightclub in northeast Washington, D.C.  The front row of the crowd is lined with attractive women. Clad in jeans and a flannel shirt, drummer Jim Arkedis bashes his drums onstage to a cover of The Who’s “Baba O’Riley.” Arkedis’s band The Electric 11s is headlining the show. Blue Pinto, the indie opening act, shares little of The 11s’ classic rock sound.

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Jordan Michael Smith is a writer living in D.C. For Lieutenant-Colonel Doug Martin, the idea was perfect. The Canadian military attaché wanted to set up a mock Afghan village in front of the Canadian embassy in downtown DC. There would be simulated IED blasts, armed soldiers, and Afghan actors faking critical wounds. And the blasts would first go off  in the middle of the day, just in time for lunch. “I came up with it on my own,” Martin said.

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