Ariel Wittenberg


Ariel Wittenberg was an intern at ProPublica. She has previously worked for the Center for Public Integrity, where she covered the nation's foreclosure crisis. A graduate of Brandeis University, she was editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, where her projects ranged from covering the university budget to writing a four-part series on the intersections of race at the university. She has also written for the Waltham News Tribune and the Metro West Daily News.

Super Donors: Our Reading Guide to the Top 10 Super PAC Givers

A Las Vegas casino owner, Jon Huntsman Sr., Jeffrey Katzenberg and more than one hedge-fund magnate all made the list of biggest contributors through Jan. 31.

With Spotlight on Super PAC Dollars, Nonprofits Escape Scrutiny

Super PAC filings for 2011 reveal few surprises in identifying contributors: Unions give to Democrats, while businesses back Republicans. Much less is known about the social-welfare nonprofits that might play a big role in the election.

Recent Blackout Highlights Nation's Rickety Power Grid

The blackout that put millions of Westerners in the dark last week was no surprise: Major power outages have more than doubled in the last decade.

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