06.30.12 8:45 AM ET
The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for June 30, 2012
The Truth About ‘Fast and Furious’
Katherine Eban, Fortune
A Fortune investigation reveals that the ATF never intentionally allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. How the world came to believe just the opposite is a tale of rivalry, murder, and political bloodlust.
Seeing Nora Everywhere
Lena Dunham, The New Yorker
The opportunity to be friends with Nora in the last year of her life informs the entirety of mine.
A Tempest in My Soul
Joan Garrett, Chattanooga Times Free Press
A son’s secret brings a Southern Baptist minister to his knees.
Quinn Norton, Wired
How the secretive hacker group picks targets, launches attacks, and takes powerful organizations down.
The Rock-Star Diplomat’s Last Tour
Steven Lee Myer, The New York Times Magazine
What is Hillary Clinton’s future? Given the problems facing the world, it’s hard to look past the next six months.
War of the Wombs
Abigail Pesta, Newsweek
Keith Mason and his wife are leading a growing national campaign to legally define human embryos as people, which would outlaw abortion—and possibly some forms of birth control.
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker
John Roberts, the Supreme Court’s stealth hard-liner.
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