David Wallis is the managing director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a journalism nonprofit organization.
I was wrongly detained at the border. It’s part of a larger problem.
Co-published with The Washington Post. It shouldn’t be so hard to differentiate between law-abiding U.S. citizens and wanted criminals.
Foundations That Want to Support Local Journalism Should Take a Close Look at Alt Weeklies
Co-published with The Chronicle of Philanthropy. For relatively small investments, philanthropy could help preserve some of the most important local journalism around—and fend off growing rightwing “news” sites.
Shelter in Place
Apocalypse wow! A satirical parody of how the rich are coping with the coronavirus pandemic.
Uncle Sam Needs to Start Giving Us All Free Hand Sanitizer
Co-published with the Washington Post. Call it Uncle San-itizer.
Health Care Is Shockingly Expensive. Why Can’t You Deduct It All on Your Taxes?
Co-published with The Washington Post. It’s not a replacement for more sweeping reforms, but it might help in the meantime.
Teachers, EMTs, Firefighters and Other American Heroes Deserve a Tax Break
Co-published with The Washington Post. Such a policy would increase retention of public servants, boost morale and serve as a ladder to millions of people who …
Not all senior citizens need discounts. But all low-income people do.
Co-published with The Washington Post. If we really want to live in a world where such price cuts are useful, then we must reconsider whom they help.