Journalism in the Public Interest


Another Layer to Rendell’s Fracking Connections

Ed Rendell, the former Pennsylvania governor who oversaw a boom in the state's natural gas business, is special counsel to a Philadelphia firm deeply involved in the controversial fracking trade.

How Is Congress Voting on Gun Control? Help Us #TrackTheVote

The Senate is weighing the first major legislation aimed at curbing gun violence since the Newtown shootings, but despite months of negotiations the fate of that bill remains unclear. So instead of waiting for a vote, we are turning to you for help.

Capitol Offenses: Bribes, Wires, and Little Surprise

Stephen Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” even has a crack about Albany corruption. Can it really go that far back? Herewith, a spin through some recent lowlights, which suggests not much has changed in a century or two.

Hearts, Minds and Dollars: Condolence Payments in the Drone Strike Age

One measure of accountability for the U.S. covert drone wars is acknowledging civilian casualties and compensating families for their losses. Recent history in Iraq and Afghanistan shows that isn’t always simple.

Lasting Damage: A Rogue Prosecutor’s Final Case

Claude Stuart, after a career full of trouble as a prosecutor in Queens, finally went too far when he lied to a judge in an effort to convict a man of murder.

Discussion: Who Prosecutes the Prosecutors?

Join reporter Joaquin Sapien and a team of legal experts to discuss our latest investigation into the flawed oversight of prosecutors abusing their authority.

Terror Group Recruits From Pakistan’s ‘Best and Brightest’

A new study of 917 fallen Lashkar-e-Taiba fighters documents the group's extensive integration in Pakistani society and helps explain its impunity for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

Can a Judge Really Block the SEC’s Settlement With Steven Cohen?

A ruling in a similar case last year suggests that judges do not have the authority to reject settlements in which firms neither admit nor deny wrongdoing.

Why Risk Managers Should Be Spymasters

Who Polices Prosecutors Who Abuse Their Authority? Usually Nobody

The innocent can wind up in prison. The guilty can be set free. But New York City prosecutors who withhold evidence, tolerate false testimony or commit other abuses almost never see their careers damaged.

A MuckReads Guide to North Korea

As tensions simmer over North Korea’s latest nuclear threats, we take a look at some of the best reading on Kim Jong Un, the prospects for a nuclear conflict and life in the DPRK.

Discussion: How to Improve Accountability in Medicine?

An estimated 1 million or more patients are harmed in America's hospitals every year. Join doctors and patient safety advocates for a discussion on accountability and spurring improvement.

Podcast: Is Intuit Making It Harder to Do Your Taxes?

Free, simple tax returns are already a reality in much of Europe. Why hasn’t the U.S. adopted this system?

America’s Most Outrageous Teacher Cheating Scandals

Many states still fail to follow up on evidence of teacher cheating. Here’s our rundown of the long history of such cheating.

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