Samantha Cook

Samantha Cook worked as a reporter at Remapping Debate in 2012 to 2013. She graduated from New York University in 2012 with a B.A. with a major in journalism and sociology and a minor in Spanish.

Original Reporting | | Legislation, Open government
How have recent developments affected the views of Senators on filibuster reform? Where do they stand now? They certainly have thought about the issue, haven't they? Well, it's really hard to get them to put their cards on the table.More
Original Reporting | | Social Security, Taxes
Narrowing or eliminating the exclusion of earnings above $113,700 from Social Security taxation may or may not be a good idea, but it is surely a matter central to the public policy choices to be made, and is a matter of significant public interest. Nevertheless, most Democratic and Independent Senators questioned would not state their position on the issue.More
Readable Research | | Budget deficit, Politics, Taxes
25 Democratic and Independent Senators voted to continue Bush tax cuts for 99.3 percent of households. What did they say when those cuts were enacted?More
Original Reporting | | Environment
In the face of gains by proponents of fossil fuels, some groups are in denial, and others are hunkering down. Only a few are exploring new strategies to go on the offensive to change the now-dominant media and political formula that environmental health and sustainability must take a back seat to job creation and economic growth.More