Behind the Hedge
In the untamed world of hedge funds, rigged deals and manipulated markets help the wealthy thrive while ordinary investors wither.
By David Skeel
The Enemy Among Us
They have grown smaller and quieter over the past decade, but citizen militias are still locked and loaded in rural America.
Is the FBI paying attention?
By Geoffrey Gagnon
A Blueprint for the Future
The federal government has embarked on the biggest courthouse building spree in history, hired the nation's finest architects to do the designing, and touched off a rancorous debate over what the courthouses of tomorrow should look like.
By Daniel Brook
Maca, a plant grown in the Andean highlands, is believed to boost male potency. The Quechua Indians cultivate it; a New Jersey company owns the patent on it. The Americans call the work that led to the patent bioprospecting. Others say it's stealing.
By Brendan I. Koerner
Americans bought $6.4 billion worth of cosmeceutical skin care products last year. But customers who read between the fine lines discover that the most potent active ingredient is their own gullibility.
By Erika Kawalek