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Investigations

Exposés, reports
and analysis.

Outrages & Insights

Muckraking blog
by Jim Heaney

GreenPost

Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

Dec
14

Stadiums typically are paid for in regressive ways, via lotteries and sales taxes … that disproportionately burden the poor, while the benefits of the stadium go mostly to relatively wealthy sports fans. Basically, it’s trickle-down economics in reverse.
~ Patrick Hrudy, Sports On Earth

Oct
28

State and local subsidies to business – just state and local, not federal – now cost a family of four $900 a year. That is more than a week’s take home pay for the average income family of four in America. -- David Cay Johnston
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Mar
26

In 2010, as the nation continued to recover from the recession, a dizzying 93 percent of the additional income created in the country ... went to the top 1 percent of taxpayers, those with at least $352,000 in income ... 37 percent of these additional earnings went to just the top 0.01 percent, a teaspoon-size collection of about 15,000 households with average incomes of $23.8 million.
~ Steven Rattner

Feb
21

"Reporting is not stenography. It is the best obtainable version of the truth."
~ Carl Bernstein