Standing Rock’s Pipeline Fight Brought Hope, Then More Misery
Co-published with InsideClimate News and The Huffington Post. The losing fight over the Dakota Access oil pipeline has brought into high relief the …
The Ballad of Harlan County
Co-published with Oxford American. Elyssa East grapples with the dichotomous legacies left by her family in Kentucky's coal country.
Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic, Captured in Photos
Published by The Cut. Maisie Crow's Jackson tells the story of the lack of abortion access in Mississippi, revisiting the only remaining clinic in the state which …
Who Gets to Break the Rules in America?
Co-published with Jezebel. It is possible to break the rules and get away with it in America—but only if you're rich.
Hedge Funds With Schools Attached
Co-published with The Nation. Universities are becoming billion-dollar hedge funds, but students are beginning to fight back.
What $15 an Hour Looks Like
Co-published with The Nation. Emeryville, California, recently passed the highest city-wide minimum wage in the country. Here’s how workers’ lives changed—and how they didn’t.
Why is Chipotle Off the Hook?
Co-published with The Atlantic. Fast-casual restaurants may appeal to yuppies, but for workers they're hardly different from McDonald's.
Shuttered: The End of Abortion Access
Co-published with MSNBC. In huge swaths of conservative America, abortion services have become less and less available. Here are the faces of the people still doing …
Luxury Doomsday Shelters
Co-published with VICE. Companies are building hideouts designed to survive the end of the world—but only for the superrich.
Punishing Fat Employees
Co-published with the The New York Observer. Advocates for overweight Americans see wellness programs as thinly veiled fat discrimination.
Co-published with Harper's Magazine. Twenty years later, Bill Clinton's welfare reform is still making it harder for poor Americans to access a fundamental right: the right to …
Let’s Put Public Debt on Trial
Co-published with VICE. Wall Street lends money to cities with giant strings attached. The result? An endless cycle of layoffs and slashed spending.