Reading Time: 17 minutes A DOJ investigation into the Ferguson, MO, police department revealed how municipal fines and fees trap low-income people in a cycle of poverty and punishment. It’s happening across the US — but now San Francisco is leading major reforms.
Reading Time: 15 minutes Want a visa to the US? Then you have to be prepared to disclose your social media activity — even though there is no evidence that type of screening can identify threats.
Reading Time: 19 minutes How the trade war, corporate tax cuts, and fossil fuel subsidies have hurt many small businesses.
Reading Time: 19 minutes A new documentary depicts a global plastics crisis that is only getting worse.
Reading Time: 16 minutes In a bastion of America’s progressivism, authorities are secretly spying on the public.
Reading Time: 17 minutes President Donald Trump’s tweets often violate Twitter’s standards, but the company has taken no action to restrict or block them. A conversation with Mark Karlin and Russ Baker.
Reading Time: 15 minutes Former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak has jumped into the Democratic presidential primaries and is making a strong case against war with Iran.
Reading Time: 16 minutes Gerrymandering expert David Daley explains the connection between partisan redistricting and Trump administration efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Reading Time: 18 minutes Randy Hayes had hoped for an “elegant transition” away from fossil fuels, but now there isn’t time for even a “semi-elegant transition.”
Reading Time: 16 minutes Since becoming chairman of the influential Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) has raised and spent tons of campaign cash. Journalist David Daley shares the facts.
Reading Time: 17 minutes An interview with a reporter who went undercover to work at Walmart.
Reading Time: 20 minutes Starting in 2007, Ecuador reformed its police and decriminalized gang membership. A study in 2017 showed the murder rate dropped by over 400 percent.
Reading Time: 12 minutes In a likely appeal to the Supreme Court, attorney Steve Volker expects TransCanada to argue that the president is above the law. Their claim is that the “presidential permit” authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline is not reviewable by the courts.
Reading Time: 18 minutes Spoiler Alert! This podcast features a detailed discussion of the story portrayed in the film Green Book. If you haven’t seen it yet, and plan to, please save this podcast for later.The movie Green Book has earned accolades and attacks since it was released in December. The controversies are sure to be rekindled by the Read More
Reading Time: 22 minutes With a horde of Democratic presidential candidates running, ranked choice voting could change the tone of campaigning, and provide a fairer distribution of delegates.
Reading Time: 21 minutes EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Kaye exposes a second rendition and interrogation program, and argues that one of them amounted to human experimentation.
Reading Time: 22 minutes President Bill Clinton pledged to “end welfare as we know it” and left millions in poverty.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Roger Ailes built Fox News into a profitable media empire — at the expense of journalism.
Reading Time: 19 minutes As Americans focus on the midterm elections for Washington politicians, a new group of candidates is surfacing in local races, enabled by district elections and public financing.
Reading Time: 16 minutes The push for a third party in California might energize a rethink of the two-party system nationwide. Former congressman — and former Republican — Tom Campbell explains his support for that effort.