Matt Ford

Matt Ford is an associate editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees social media.

Who Watches America's Executions?

A lawsuit seeks to force Oklahoma to record every death sentence it carries out and to allow witnesses present to observe.

The Leader of the Unfree World

Mass incarceration, perhaps the greatest social crisis in modern American history, is without parallel on a global scale.

Racism and the Execution Chamber

The national death-row population is roughly 42 percent black—nearly three times the proportion in the general population.

A Twitter Q&A With Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Atlantic's National Correspondent answers questions about his argument for reparations, the reactions he's received, and what's next.