T.J. Lewan

T.J. Lewan, author of the critically acclaimed work of narrative non-fiction, “The Last Run,” is a four-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize and a former national features writer, investigative reporter and editor for The Associated Press.

His work has earned him the Aronson Prize for Social Justice Journalism, the Griot Award of the New York Association of Black Journalists, the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors Award for narrative feature writing, the Rube Goldberg Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and several Associated Press Managing Editors Enterprise prizes for feature writing and investigative reporting.

A graduate of Rutgers University, he holds master’s degrees from the Graduate School of Journalism and School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Original Reporting | By T.J. Lewan | Corporations, Taxes
More and more corporations are looking to take advantage of a glaring tax loophole: acquire a smaller overseas rival from a low-tax country and treat the entire merged entity as no longer being American. This tax avoidance, currently legal, will cost U.S. taxpayers many billions of dollars in lost revenue over the years. A bill to stop the practice cold has been introduced in Congress, but, so far, most Senators and Representatives are content not to take prompt action. More
Original Reporting | By T.J. Lewan | Health care, Medicine
Since shortages of critical drugs became a fixture of the American medical landscape a decade ago, pundits have proposed an array of incentives to encourage more production from pharmaceutical companies. But an obvious alternative or supplement — having the government manufacture the drugs — appears not to have made it to anyone’s list. Why not? More
Original Reporting | By T.J. Lewan | Environment, Population
It’s not seriously disputed that the region’s water shortfall is large and will become worse, even in the absence of drought. Likewise, it is widely acknowledged that increasingly strict conservation measures will soon become the norm in the region. What is striking, however, is the reluctance of state officials, builders, and others to acknowledge two more truths that the weight of evidence points to: first, that the relentless growth the Southwest has become accustomed to over the last half-century is unsustainable; second, that either in a planned way executed over time to cushion shock or disruptively after more years of whistling past the graveyard, growth of population and industry will slow and stop. More