Tag: federal government
Robert Reich: State of DisasterJune 2015
As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has requested–and President Obama has granted–federal help.
Mattea Kramer & Jo Comerford: The Shutdown in PerspectiveOctober 2013
What the essentials and nonessentials of the government shutdown reveal about Washington's problems.
Raymond Bonner: How A Telecom Helped the Government Spy on MeOctober 2013
As early as 2004, an unnamed telecommunications company—identified in documents only as Company A—helped the FBI spy on New York Times reporters.
Abrahm Lustgarten: How the Feds Let Industry Pollute the Nation’s Underground Water SupplyDecember 2012
Even as water grows more precious, the Environmental Protection Agency has permitted oil and gas, mining and other industries to contaminate aquifers in more than 1,500 places.