Mathematicians, social scientists, lawyers and programmers have led the development of a new generation of free tools to make and evaluate redistricting maps. Can they make the process more transparent?
Billionaire business owners deployed lobbyists to make sure Trump’s 2017 tax cut bill was tailored to their benefit. Confidential IRS records show the windfall that followed.
Make no mistake about it. The Koch brothers, now reduced by one by the death of David Koch in 2019, have poured billions of dollars into the destruction of our government. Their actions, documented by many sharp-eyed investigative journalists, have been ongoing for decades.
ProPublica has obtained a vast trove of Internal Revenue Service data on the tax returns of thousands of the nation’s wealthiest people, covering more than 15 years. The data provides an unprecedented look inside the financial lives of America’s titans.
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh brought the consumer-protection case against Westminster Management, the property-management arm of Kushner Companies, in 2019 following a 2017 article by ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine.
There are two chief aspects to the current Republican legislative strategy that mirror the actions of Vladimir Putin: suppress dissent and suppress the opposition.
Republicans have chosen consistently to narrow their platform to be less inclusive, and to continue to try to win elections by preventing people, especially minorities and poorer demographics from voting.
People have a natural tendency to seek balance, and most of us would rather stand aside from a conflict than jump into it. One way to do that is to choose not to take sides. Sometimes that’s the right thing to do, sometimes it isn’t.