Jamie Dean

Jamie is WORLD’s national editor based in Charlotte, N.C. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

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Telling the truth

News analysis | From courtrooms to potted plants, the search for truth goes to unexpected places
by Jamie Dean
Posted 9/26/19, 01:07 pm

The news about news continues to dominate headlines, and on Sept. 14, The New York Times demonstrated again why readers have legitimate reasons to question media giants: A Times story reported an accusation that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was involved in a lewd and sexually aggressive encounter against a female student in college.

Several Democratic presidential candidates immediately called for Kavanaugh’s impeachment.

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Evo ever after?

South America | As a new election approaches, Bolivia’s Morales may be seeking to become another South American president for life
by Jamie Dean
Posted 9/26/19, 01:01 pm

Each morning in the Bolivian city of La Paz, thousands of young men pull ski masks over their faces and baseball caps over their heads, as they wait for scores of pedestrians to spill into the bustling streets.

The sight might be startling outside of La Paz, but in the South American city perched high in the Andes Mountains, it’s a normal part of the morning commute: The masked men aren’t waiting to rob pedestrians; they’re waiting to shine their shoes.

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Pitching to the left

Politics | Democratic candidates for president try to appeal to an ideological audience that pays attention to early campaigns, but will that hurt the candidates in the longer term?
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/22/19, 09:55 am

One of the more awkward moments at a recent Christian conference in Atlanta came when an announcer enthusiastically introduced Elizabeth Warren as the senator “from the great state of New Hampshire.” 

Warren is from Massachusetts.

The senator is also a frontrunner in the early stages of the Democratic presidential primary race, but the mistake is understandable: With more than a dozen Democratic candidates in the 2020 field, it’s easy to confuse the details. 

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