Kudos

Kudos | | Infrastructure, NYC
In a devastating article about the devastating storm, The New York Times’ David W. Chen and Mireya Navarro leave no doubt that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have been asleep at the wheel when it comes to upgrading New York’s infrastructure to meet the threat of “rising sea levels, more frequent flood and extreme weather patterns.”More
Kudos | | Education
Investigation reveals "company that tries to squeeze profits from public school dollars by raising enrollment, increasing teacher workload and lowering standards."More
Kudos | | Taxes
Going beyond classic "he said, she said" reporting to deliver evidence that rates cut by Clinton and then Bush are yielding increasing income inequality. Evidence-based reporting debunks rationalizations for treating investment more favorably than earned income.More
Kudos | | Budget deficit, Corporate influence, Taxes
A refreshing departure from the standard "he said, she said" model that assesses whether any evidence supports a new corporate tax holiday proposal. Reporter serves readers by standing outside the framework of corporate talking points, providing historical perspective.More
Kudos | | Corporate influence, Taxes
At a time when President Obama and others in Washington are calling for the top corporate tax rate to be reduced, David Kocieniewski's New York Times piece explains how "fierce lobbying for tax breaks" and "innovative accounting" have already helped companies bring the corporate share of tax receipts down to less than a quarter of what it was in the mid-1950s.More
Kudos | | Budget deficit, Social Security
A Reuters blogger bucks the Beltway consensus and explains why Social Security isn’t driving the federal deficit. The program itself has built up a surplus worth trillions, which policy-makers have borrowed and spent against for other purposes. But on the same day, other outlets continue to spread Social Security panic.More
Kudos |
American Prospect story highlights significant gaps in the data that are collected on major issues of public policy, omissions that hinder the ability to develop broad, evidence-based solutions.More
Kudos | | Slate
Slate's recent slide show is a good example of how "dry data" can be presented in a compelling fashion, forcing questions about policy choices to the fore.More