Investigations

Exposés, reports
and analysis.

Outrages & Insights

Muckraking blog
by Jim Heaney

GreenPost

Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

Apr
15

The Other ‘Stand Your Ground’

Apr
15

Threats to an open internet

Google co-founder Sergey Brin warns of “very powerful forces that have lined up against the open internet on all sides and around the world. I am more worried than I have been in the past … it’s scary.”

Apr
14

Superheroes, mere mortals and corporations

Planes, trains and automobiles Bruce Fisher has an interesting read this week in Artvoice regard U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins’ call for $1.25 trillion in spending to repair the nation’s infrastructure. With luck, Higgins and his buildup plan could become the national counter to Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. The proposal is bound to encounter resistance, […]

Apr
12

Yankees paid to play

The Center for Working Families has issued a report detailing the vast sums the Bronx Bombers spent on lobbying and campaign contributions while they were pushing for subsidies to help build their billion dollar ballpark.

Apr
12

Mall redesign …

Apr
11

Disclosure dysfunction

Common Council Majority Leader Demone A. Smith, whose wife pleaded guilty to fraud charges last week, has legal problems of his own. Smith’s campaign committee has not paid $1,842 in judgments filed by the state Board of Elections for its failure to file disclosure reports in a timely fashion. In addition, another campaign committee that […]

Apr
10

Every once in a while …

Apr
09

Welfare limits keep rolls down despite poor economy

NY Times: “The distress of the last four years has added a cautionary postscript … a program that built its reputation when times were good offered little help when jobs disappeared. Despite the worst economy in decades, the cash welfare rolls have barely budged.”