Glenn Greenwald of the Guardian reports on the latest revelation of government snooping into the work of journalists, this time a Washington correspondent with Fox News. Greenwald also delves into the legal logic behind the government’s efforts in what he sees as an effort to criminalize investigative reporting of national security issues.
“The IRS division responsible for flagging Tea Party groups has long been an agency afterthought, beset by mismanagement, financial constraints and an unwillingness to spell out just what it expects from social welfare nonprofits.” A report from ProPublica.
A review of thousands of academic papers found an almost unanimous conclusion: humans are to blame for climate change. A report by The Guardian.
University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi is the 36th highest-paid public college president in the country, according to a database from the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Gannett has assembled the essential details of every school board budget in the state in anticipation of referendums slated for May 21. Check out the details for your district.
A collaboration between the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York allows citizens to blow the whistle on polluters. A report from the Knight Foundation, which is helping to underwrite the initiative.
Economic development agencies doled out $2.8 billion in tax breaks throughout New York State from 2007 to 2011, during which time the state lost, not gained jobs. David Cay Johnston offers his analysis and describes the lengths to which the state comptroller is avoiding tough questions about the effectiveness of economic development programs.
The arrest of state Sen. John Sampson makes it that much tougher for Democrats who harbor hopes of regaining control of the state Senate. An analysis from The New York Times.