How ‘MLK/FBI’ Chronicled an American Disgrace

Director Sam Pollard takes us inside his documentary about the FBI’s surveillance campaign against Martin Luther King Jr. — and the danger of putting heroes on pedestals

The MAGA Terrorism Trap

In the wake of the Capitol attack, Joe Biden proposed a new domestic terror law. But you’d be surprised who’s most likely to get caught in its net

‘Umbrella Man’ May Be the Latest in the Long, Sordid Use of Agent Provocateurs Against Black Activists

From Hoover’s COINTELPRO program to the NYPD, subversive agents have always worked to collapse the Civil Rights movement from within. But now, the real enemy is hiding in plain sight.

How the CIA, FBI and Secret Service Come Up With Their Code Names

Rawhide, Tumbler, Mogul, Lancer… Smurfette? What’s the secret behind the coolest (and weirdest) White House code names?