The Shadow Rulers of the VA

How Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter and two other Mar-a-Lago cronies are secretly shaping the Trump administration’s veterans policies. by Isaac Arnsdorf Last February, shortly after Peter O’Rourke became chief of staff for the Department… Read More

Election Commission Documents Cast Doubt on Trump’s Claims of Voter Fraud

Thousands of pages of internal records are likely to bolster critics of the short-lived Trump administration commission. by Jessica Huseman In May of 2017, President Donald Trump established a presidential commission to explore the threat… Read More

For Charlottesville Authorities, a Painful Post-Mortem on Preparedness

Inadequate human intelligence, poor communication and unheeded warnings contributed to the deadly debacle a year ago. by Ali Winston, special to ProPublica On Aug. 2, 2017, Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer convened a closed meeting of… Read More

A Day After Report, Violent White Supremacist Loses Job With Defense Contractor

The CEO of Northrop Grumman told employees he was saddened by ProPublica and Frontline’s report concerning Michael Miselis, an aerospace engineer who took part in the violence in Charlottesville last year. by A.C. Thompson and… Read More

How the Fight Against Affirmative Action at Harvard Could Threaten Rich Whites

If preferences for black and Hispanic applicants are abolished, expect a backlash against admissions boosts for children of alumni and donors. by Daniel Golden Perpetually in jeopardy, the use of racial preferences in college admissions… Read More

He Is a Member of a Violent White Supremacist Group. So Why Is He Working for a Defense Contractor With a Security Clearance?

Michael Miselis took part in the violent Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. So far, it hasn’t damaged his standing at Northrop Grumman. by A.C. Thompson and Ali Winston There likely isn’t such a thing… Read More

We’ve Found $16.1 Million in Political and Taxpayer Spending at Trump Properties

Most came from political entities such as the Trump campaign, but government agencies chipped in, too. “I could offer clarity,” one federal employee explained, “but I choose not to.” by Derek Kravitz, Alex Mierjeski and… Read More