Original Reporting

Original Reporting | David Noriega | Education
Dec. 11, 2013 — There are currently more than 30 million adults in the United States whose ability to read, write, and do basic math is at or below the level of the average third grader. The...view
Original Reporting | David Noriega | Housing, NYC, Quality of life
Nov. 20, 2013 — How much of an impact could the construction of “micro-apartments” have on New York City’s housing shortage, and how serious are the dangers associated with proceeding down the...view
Original Reporting | Craig Gurian | Health care, Insurance
Oct. 30, 2013 — New York’s health insurance exchange (called “NY State of Health”) offers individuals and families numerous insurance plan options at various “metal” levels. What it doesn’t...view
Original Reporting | David Noriega | Aging, Role of government, Social Security
October 16, 2013 — A news analysis in The New York Times this month neatly summed up the conventional wisdom that drives the proposals and rhetoric of a broad political spectrum from Tea Party...view
Original Reporting | Timothy Noah | Government services, Politics
Sept. 25, 2013 — That government should be run more like a business has been a central tenet of Republican orthodoxy for more than a century. In 1910, Nelson W. Aldrich, a Republican senator...view
Original Reporting | David Noriega | Environment, Health
Sept. 25, 2013 — The future consequences of climate change in Florida have often been envisioned in terms of rising sea levels and erratic weather: flooded coastal cities, violent hurricanes,...view
Original Reporting | Craig Gurian | Freedom of information, NYC, Policing
August 6, 2013 — Just three months after filing suit against the New York City Police Department for its failure to provide records as required by New York’s Freedom of Information Law, a...view
Original Reporting | Kevin C. Brown | Education, Employment
June 26, 2013 — After listening to speeches, posing for photos, and receiving their diplomas over the last several weeks, the top new graduates of the nation’s well-regarded public and private...view
Original Reporting | Meade Klingensmith | Corporations, Taxes
June 26, 2013 — On May 21st, the U.S. Senate held a hearing designed to spotlight the practice of tax avoidance by multinational corporations. That practice has attracted international attention and...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | Citizenship, Corporations, Politics
June 12, 2013 — If American corporations are, as the Supreme Court ruled in 2010, citizens entitled to free speech and other rights from the nation, what corresponding obligations to the nation do...view