Trump Defunded a Climate Advisory Group, So It Went Independent
President Trump stopped funding a climate change advisory committee in 2017. The group just released its first report today as an independent group.
I Spied on Germany's National Spy Agency
Because someone had to.
Humanizing Portraits of Mentally Ill Inmates at Cook County Jail
The jail has become the largest mental health care provider in the US.
The New FCC Commissioner Helped the Agency Win a $48 Million Net Neutrality Lawsuit
Geoffrey Starks has been an assistant bureau chief at the FCC’s enforcement bureau since 2015.
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast
Everyone's Obsessed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Instagram
She's using social media to teach Americans about the inner workings of government.
Obama-Shaped Ecstasy and Coke-Stuffed Globes Fill the DEA’s Deleted Drug Newsletter
Russ Kick, a transparency advocate who archives government websites, downloaded the publicly-available issues before they were deleted this summer.
Why It Matters That First-Generation American Women Won Office
“We are an inspiration to our communities, but more importantly, we are the only people we can trust to fight on behalf of our communities.”
Disaster Planning Often Leaves Disabled People Behind
Disabled people, older adults, and parents of young children all have specific needs that aren't always well addressed in disaster planning—sometimes with horrific results.
California's Resurrected Net Neutrality Bill Just Passed a Major Hurdle
The state senate Communications and Conveyance Committee voted 8-2 in favor of net neutrality bill SB-822.
Pastafarian Woman Forbidden From Wearing Colander on Her Head in ID Photo
A Dutch court ruled that the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is, in fact, not a religion.
Poop is Raining From the Sky in Canada, and the Government Says It's Not Planes
Is this the crappiest government cover-up ever?
This Queer, Black Georgia Lawmaker Refuses to Be Called a 'Politician'
Rep. Park Cannon faces an uphill battle in the Georgia House as a pro-choice progressive and the youngest lawmaker in the state. Still, she says she wouldn’t want to legislate anywhere else.