Marian Wang was a reporter for ProPublica, covering education and college debt. She joined ProPublica in 2010, first blogging about a variety of accountability issues. Her later stories focused on how rising college costs and the complexity of the student loan system affect students and their families. Prior to coming to ProPublica, she worked at Mother Jones magazine in San Francisco and freelanced for a number of Chicago-based publications, including The Chicago Reporter, an investigative magazine focused on issues of race and poverty.
Experts say regulations kill some jobs but also create others and that mostly it’s a wash.
We run through what’s actually known about the so-called 'Buffett Tax,' the impact it might have on the deficit and the history behind it all.
The bankruptcy of solar firm Solyndra has raised concerns that the Obama administration shouldn’t have loaned the company money via a stimulus program. We break it all down.
Our list of the most seminal stories of the years after Sept. 11, the ones that reveal the reality about the attacks, the attackers and how our government changed in the post-9/11 era.
In our first candidate guide on President Obama, we examine his record on the economy and cite some of the best reading on how his initiatives to create jobs, help homeowners and shore up the financial system have fared thus far.
A rundown of the stories you need to read about Rep. Michele Bachmann. She has held the title of Tea Party favorite thus far in the campaign, but what about her actual record?
We're laying out important questions about what's happening in Libya, and we want you to play a part.
Funding for buying new F-22s has already been cut off, but problems with the jets are keeping them on the sidelines.
New documents published today cast doubt on News Corporation's claims that top executives and editors at the now-defunct News of the World were unaware of widespread phone hacking at the paper.
The decision by credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the United States raises important questions about the reliability of credit ratings and the firms that bestow them.
Even though hordes of lawmakers have left D.C., neither chamber of Congress officially adjourned.
Largely overshadowed by the debt debate, congressional deadlock has forced parts of the Federal Aviation Administration to shut down—halting construction, furloughing workers and costing millions.