Original Reporting

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
Original Reporting | Heather Rogers | Alternative models, State government, Transportation
June 26, 2012 — Last month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office invited the media to see the remnants of former governor George Pataki’s failed high speed rail (HSR) program: carcasses of rusting...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | Health care, Insurance
June 20, 2012 — According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), nearly $850 billion was funneled through private health insurance companies in the United States in 2010, the most...view
Original Reporting | Heather Rogers | Law, Role of government
June 6, 2012 — Ask people about the things that make America a “country of laws,” and one answer you will likely get is that everyone is entitled to be represented by a lawyer of his or her choice....view
Original Reporting | Kevin C. Brown | Advertising, Alternative models, Housing
June 6, 2012 — “The world splits” between two types of neighborhoods, Christopher Leinberger, a researcher on cities and a “smart growth” developer, recently told Remapping Debate. On the one hand,...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | Budget deficit, State government, Taxes
June 6, 2012 — When Wichita Public Schools Superintendent John Allison learned that, thanks to rising revenues, Kansas was projected to have a budget surplus of more than $300 million at the end of...view
Original Reporting | Kevin C. Brown | Poverty, Religion
May 16, 2012 — In a statement earlier this month, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, the Archbishop of New York and the current president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), joined...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | Civil liberties, Law
May 16, 2012 — This weekend, Chicago will host the NATO summit. In late August, the Republican National Convention will take place in Tampa, Florida; the week after the GOP Convention, Charlotte,...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | Health care, Medicine, Regulation
May 2, 2012 — A recent study showing that the adoption of information technology by physicians did not reduce the number of procedures performed was seen as worrisome both by the popular press and by...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | Alternative models, Pensions
Apr. 18, 2012 — Public and private pension funds in the United States collectively have trillions of dollars in combined assets. They own more than a third of all domestic equity, with stakes in most...view