Original Reporting

Original Reporting | James Lardner | Regulation
January 25, 2011 — House Republicans and the President jockeyed last week to demonstrate their opposition to “bad” regulations. House majority leader Eric Cantor was confrontational, rallying fellow-...view
Original Reporting | Greg Marx | Markets, Politics
January 25, 2011 — Last week’s proposal from a group of Republicans in the House of Representatives to slash federal spending by more than $2 trillion over 10 years includes a proposal to cut back...view
Original Reporting | Greg Marx | Economy
January 18, 2011 — The American economy has undergone a radical transformation over the last 40 years: reduced barriers to competition, a weakening of organized labor, and a retreat from attempts at...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | Environment, Trade
January 11, 2011 — While the recent controversy surrounding China’s almost complete control over rare earth elements may seem to some like an arcane debate over minerals with hard-to-pronounce...view
Original Reporting | Diana Jean Schemo | Social Security
January 11, 2011 — In Kristin Barrett’s retirement dream, she finally gets to travel, and gradually ratchets down her work as a consultant helping non-profit groups apply for grants. Her children...view
Original Reporting | Remapping Debate | Federalism
December 21, 2010 — As reported on Dec. 20 in The New York Times, opponents of various aspects of the modern-day exercise of federal power are seeking to pass a constitutional amendment that would...view
Original Reporting | David Cay Johnston | Energy, Regulation
The aftermath of the pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California. December 14, 2010 — A natural gas pipeline exploded Sept. 9 in the San Francisco Peninsula suburb of San Bruno, shooting a wall of...view
Original Reporting | Greg Marx | Banking, Economy, Monetary Policy
December 14, 2010 — Few institutions in the country today are less loved than the Federal Reserve. At a time when disillusionment with Washington and Wall Street is rife, the Fed — which is quite...view
Original Reporting | Greg Marx | Economy, Taxes
December 9, 2010 — President Obama’s recent agreement with the GOP leadership to extend all the Bush tax cuts included a series of other provisions. Among them: a 13-month extension of...view
Original Reporting | Diana Jean Schemo | Education
  Photo: Wikimedia user: Introvert. This photo is protected by an Attribution-Share-Alike 2.5 Generic Creative Commons license. The campus of the University of California at Berkeley December 7,...view