Reading Time: 3 minutes Roger Shuler spent the last few months staring at cell bars. Now, he’s out. But the question is—why was a blogger who took on a scion of Alabama’s Republican party placed in jail in the first place?
Reading Time: 7 minutes As tough new laws squeeze the so-called “payday” lending industry, big investors are stepping in to help push triple-digit interest rates on customers who can least afford it.
An exclusive WhoWhatWhy investigation has uncovered new tactics—and in some cases “front” companies—allowing payday lenders to profit just beyond reach of state and federal laws.
Reading Time: 3 minutes An Army Brigade Combat Team is made up of about 4,000 soldiers. One general suggests they could get by with 25 percent fewer, making up the difference with…robots.
Reading Time: 3 minutes With the announced merger between Comcast and Time Warner drawing the ire of cable consumer activists, it’s worth noting the surprisingly candid words of a Comcast founder just months before the announcement.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Studies suggest we may be programmed to care less about others when we are rich—even if we had help getting there.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Tens of thousands of documents related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy remain locked up and classified at the National Archives. Now, more than 50 years after the President’s tragic death, one activist is trying a new approach to prying them loose.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Martin Luther King’s decision to speak out against the Vietnam War led countless followers to do the same. There are those who believe that’s what killed him.