Latest from Greg Jaffe

‘My back is against the wall’: In a struggling city, some federal rental aid has proved hard to spend.

Local officials in Decatur, Ill. have struggled to spend more than $511,000 in federal rental assistance money, despite an acute need. A flood of rental assistance aid nationally has been slow to reach renters and landlords.
  • May 24, 2021

Ten years later, Obama and McRaven discuss the meaning of the mission to kill bin Laden

The president who ordered the raid into Pakistan and the retired admiral who commanded it met in Washington this week to reflect on the daring operation.
  • Apr 30, 2021

Off the grid: A flood of federal aid often fails to reach America’s poorest families

The federal government is in the midst of one of the biggest expansions of the social safety net in U.S. history, committing $5 trillion over the last year. And yet for all its successes, the trillions in aid have often failed to reach the poorest Americans in places like the south end of Peoria where hundreds lost power last fall.
  • Apr 15, 2021

Following withdrawal announcement, battle to determine Afghanistan war’s legacy begins

Generals, politicians and analysts are arguing about the lessons of the conflict and the limits of American power.
  • Apr 13, 2021

Life amid the ruins of QAnon: ‘I wanted my family back’

An epidemic of conspiracy, fanned by social media and self-serving politicians, is tearing families apart.
  • Feb 23, 2021

Conspiracy theories and a call for patriots entice veterans at the Capitol

Former Green Beret, outraged by Ashli Babbitt’s death and Trump’s defeat, challenged Capitol Police to duel.
  • Jan 15, 2021

An unusual mission in Afghanistan, and the troops who suffered to carry it out

Annie Jacobsen tells the tale of a platoon, war crimes and biometric data.
  • Jan 15, 2021

A mob insurrection stoked by false claims of election fraud and promises of violent restoration

The threat of an attack on the Capitol had been building on pro-Trump forums in the weeks leading up to Jan. 6.
  • Jan 9, 2021

At Ivanka Trump’s urging, White House announces new $1.5 billion in funding for Farmers to Families Food Box program

The Trump administration is pumping new money into a program that has been a lifeline for struggling families during the pandemic
  • Jan 4, 2021

Two state lawmakers confront a deadly pandemic, a disputed election and a divided, angry America

In Florida and Pennsylvania, lawmakers face anger, dysfunction and growing desperation in a post-Trump America.
  • Dec 31, 2020