Original Reporting

Original Reporting | Kevin C. Brown | Government services, Role of government
Nov. 1, 2012 — What does a business that has perennially been short of funds do in the happy circumstance where it begins to have surpluses available? Well, it might pay off some of its debt and put...view
Original Reporting | Heather Rogers, Samantha Cook | Environment
No­v. 1, 2012 — Environmental groups have long warned that America’s ravenous consumption of fossil fuels is not sustainable as a matter of public health or economic health — either on a national or...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti, Meade Klingensmith | Advertising, Health care, Insurance
Oct. 24, 2012 — In late September, the Wall Street Journal reported that two large corporations — Sears Holding Corp. and Darden Restaurants Inc. — will soon dramatically change the way that they...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | Corporate influence, Open government
Oct. 10, 2012 — This past January, Brian Cronin, Democratic caucus chair in the Republican-controlled Idaho state legislature, introduced the Idaho Corporate Tax Incentive Accountability Act, which...view
Original Reporting | Heather Rogers | Government services, Law, State government
Oct. 3, 2012 — Across the United States, “business uses the courts far more than anyone else,” explained Frank B. Cross, a professor of business law at the University of Texas at Austin. And among...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | Corporate influence, Open government
Sept. 26, 2012 — In the early 1990’s, while Robert Lynch was teaching economics at the State University of New York at Cortlandt, he became interested in one of the state’s most-touted economic...view
Original Reporting | Kevin C. Brown | Elections, Voting rights
Sept. 13, 2012 — While recent “voter ID” measures have received considerable press attention, and though structural barriers to voter registration have long been noted, less attention has been paid...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | Corporate influence, Open government
Sept. 12, 2012 — When executives from the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus announced their plans to build a new $600 million factory in Mobile, Alabama in early July, local politicians wasted no...view
Original Reporting | Heather Rogers | Food, Food safety
Sept. 10, 2012 — The press release sent out last week by Stanford University detailing its researchers’ findings on organic food versus “non-organic” food (that is, food farmed by conventional means...view
Original Reporting | Heather Rogers | Markets, Taxes
July 30, 2012 — Concerns about the market-destabilizing effect of speculative, “high-frequency” trading, along with a desire to generate more revenue for governmental programs from a financial sector...view