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That Time I Was Investigated for Voter Fraud

  by Derek Willis ProPublica, Oct. 25, 2016, 10:08 a.m. Here’s how I learned that someone voted as me in the 2012 general election. On March 26, 2014, three investigators from Maryland’s Office of the State Prosecutor sat at my dining room table and showed me a signature on a photocopy taken from a D.C. […]

The Democrats’ Bad Map

  by Alec MacGillis ProPublica, Oct. 22, 2016, 2:30 p.m. Even as Hillary Clinton appears poised to win easily against a highly erratic candidate with a campaign in meltdown, a sobering reality awaits Democrats on Nov. 9. It seems likely that they will eke out at most a narrow majority in the Senate, but will […]

Terror in Paris and Beirut: An ISIS Reading Guide

Who is ISIS and how has the militant group grown to wield so much influence? We’ve rounded up some of the best reporting on the origins of ISIS, their role in the Syrian civil war and ties to terrorist attacks across the world.

Q&A: Can a Divided Europe Handle the Refugee Crisis

by Sebastian Rotella ProPublica, Sep. 14, 2015, 11:30 a.m. Laura Boldrini, the president of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies, has unusually strong credentials to discuss the immigration crisis gripping Europe. She worked for a quarter century at United Nations humanitarian agencies, serving as spokeswoman in southern Europe for the U.N. High Commission on Refugees. Boldrini, 54, […]

May It Displease the Court: Race and Justice Sotomayor

ProPublica, July 8, 2015, 10:54 a.m. The Supreme Court last week announced that it would again hear Fisher v. Texas, an affirmative action case in which a white woman claims she was denied admission to the University of Texas because of her race. In 2013, the court ruled narrowly on the case, requiring the federal […]

Rapid Rise in Super PACs Dominated by Single Donors

by Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, and Jonathan Stray, special to ProPublica, April 20, 2015, 5:15 a.m. This story was co-published with the Daily Beast. The wealthiest Americans can fly on their own jets, live in gated compounds and watch movies in their own theaters. More of them also are walling off their political contributions from other […]

Racist Posts on NY Cop Blog Raise Ire at Time of Tension

by Joaquin Sapien ProPublica, April 16, 2015, 1:39 p.m. Week after week, racist posts appear on Thee Rant, a blog for current or former New York City police officers: African Americans are called “apes;” a retired officer says one of the blessings of retirement is not having to work the Puerto Rican Day parade, with […]

Prolific Pardoner? Obama Grants Clemency to 22 Prisoners, But Has Denied Thousands

by Annie Waldman ProPublica, April 1, 2015, 4:51 p.m. President Obama commuted the sentences of 22 people on March 31, doubling the number of commutations he has granted during his administration in just one day. The decision follows a push from the Justice Department last year to grant clemency to nonviolent prisoners, many of whom […]

Alberto Nisman and Argentina’s History of Assassinations and Suspicious Suicides

by Sebastian Rotella ProPublica, Feb. 11, 2015, 10:35 a.m. A year and a half ago, I talked to Alberto Nisman, the Argentine special prosecutor whose mysterious death has made international headlines. I didn’t know Nisman, but I knew the case he was investigating: the terrorist bombing that killed 85 people at a Jewish community center […]

Senator to Hospitals: Stop Suing Poor Patients

by Paul Kiel, ProPublica, and Chris Arnold, NPR, Jan. 22, 2015, 5 a.m. This story was co-published with NPR. Sen. Charles Grassley said nonprofit hospitals could be breaking the law when they sue poor patients over unpaid bills and issued a stern warning to one Missouri hospital that he hopes reverberates nationwide. Citing a ProPublica […]

New IRS Rules on Dark Money Likely Won’t Be Ready Before 2016 Election

  by Theodoric Meyer ProPublica, Jan. 5, 2015, 8 a.m. The Internal Revenue Service says it won’t come out with new proposed rules for so-called dark money groups until late spring at the earliest, increasing the likelihood that no changes will take effect before the 2016 elections.These groups — social welfare nonprofits that can engage […]

A Soundtrack for “The Most Dangerous Game”

by Shem Henrichsen Seek & Destroy: Metalicca Seek & Destroy by Metallica is about the searching and destroying of a target. It embodies the hunt of General Zaroff for his prey. Here are some of the lyrics that get to this point: Running, On our way Hiding, You will pay Dying, One thousand deaths Running, […]