The impact of gerrymandered maps and voter suppression efforts can be devastating for a state — even after courts have stepped in to overturn them. North Carolina is a poster child for the way this assault on democracy leads to laws that should never have been enacted.
Various companies handed Michael Cohen piles of cash in what looks like a pretty blatant attempt to buy access to President Donald Trump. Now that they have been caught, they call it a “mistake.” But isn’t it really just business as usual in the US?
Chicago is already one of the most surveilled cities in America. Now a new legislative push from Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to get Big Brother in the skies.
Today the Senate Intelligence Committee heard testimony from CIA director nominee Gina Haspel, notorious for her role in the CIA’s torture program. It’s worth remembering that the only person to go to jail over this program was whistleblower John Kiriakou. Here’s one of our interviews with him.
While the media focuses on Russian interference, there are bigger threats to our upcoming midterm elections.
The Ohio primaries are Tuesday, but two of its most populous counties are set to discard their electronic ballot images, which are used to count the votes. A lawsuit brought about by election transparency activists is trying to stop that from happening.
Mexico’s economy was flourishing in 2008 when it came crashing down as a result of the financial crisis. A new book tells the story of how greed in the US made the country suffer.
A new study shows that the racial gap in jails has narrowed considerably in recent years — but not in the way we expect or hope.
Election-integrity advocates nationwide are celebrating a decision by a New York state appeals court that classifies electronic ballot images as public records. New York is a step ahead of the curve — many jurisdictions fail to preserve the images at all.
Today is the deadline for President Donald Trump to decide whether tens of thousands of records related to the JFK assassination will remain redacted.
Mick Mulvaney now heads the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency he once called a “sick, sad joke.” He’s made the bureau more industry-friendly, turning the consumer watchdog into more of a lapdog. Will his gambit work?