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Assistant Managing Editor @ProPublica and co-founder @DocumentCloud. Also former NBA star, etc. eric.umansky@propublica.org

What You Need to Know About the Latest Drone Revelations

propublica.org — Last week, The Intercept published a sweeping series of stories based on secret documents involving the U.S.'s drone strike program. We sat down with two reporters on the project, Cora Currier and Ryan Devereaux, to talk about what they found. Here are a few of the key takeaways: The U.S.
Oct 19, 2015

RT @MarkRuffalo: What You Need to Know About the Latest Drone Revelations - ProPublica propublica.org/podcast/item/w… via @propublica

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What ProPublica is Doing About Diversity

propublica.org — Like many news organizations around the country, ProPublica is working hard to increase the diversity of our workplace. That means creating and maintaining a newsroom that includes a broad array of social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.
Jul 31, 2015

Here’s what @ProPublica is doing about diversity (complete with charts & internal numbers). propublica.org/atpropublica/i… pic.twitter.com/HkHMqI36qP

Jul 31, 2015

RT @lenagroeger: Here’s what @ProPublica is doing about diversity (complete with charts & internal numbers). propublica.org/atpropublica/i… http:/…

Jul 31, 2015

RT @lenagroeger: Here’s what @ProPublica is doing about diversity (complete with charts & internal numbers). propublica.org/atpropublica/i… http:/…

Jul 31, 2015

RT @ProPublica: Here's our workplace breakdown, and what we're doing to increase its diversity: propub.ca/1haT9R9 pic.twitter.com/270fD0ENsL

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Biden’s Cozy Relations With Bank Industry

propublica.org — With Sen. Joe Biden joining the Democratic ticket, there's renewed scrutiny of Biden's connections to the credit card industry. Biden has been particularly cozy with MBNA, a financial services company from Delaware, and now a subsidiary of Bank of America. Over the past 20 years, MBNA has been Biden's single largest contributor.
Jun 29, 2015

The media's portrayal of Joe Biden as a great champion of blue-collar workers seems to be belied by these facts: propublica.org/article/bidens…

Jun 29, 2015

RT @davidsirota: The media's portrayal of Joe Biden as a great champion of blue-collar workers seems to be belied by these facts: propublica.org/article/bidens…

Aug 01, 2015

Would be interesting to see Biden run as blue-collar economic populist & try to explain his bankruptcy bill: propublica.org/article/bidens…

Aug 01, 2015

This could, um, be a problem for Biden 2016 in a Dem primary focused on economic inequality: propublica.org/article/bidens… pic.twitter.com/mG58m81UiS

Aug 02, 2015

RT @davidsirota: Would be interesting to see Biden run as blue-collar economic populist & try to explain his bankruptcy bill: http://t.co/7…

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Why is Qaddafi still a colonel?

slate.com — Last week Libyan leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi announced that his country would disclose and destroy its chemical, nuclear, and biological weapons programs. That leaves Libya with one remaining mystery: Why is Qaddafi still just a colonel? Because, Qaddafi insists, in Libya's utopian society, the people rule, so he needs no...

Department of Pre-Crime

motherjones.com — When Attorney General Alberto Gonzales held a press conference in the summer of 2006 announcing the arrests of seven young men for plotting to bomb Chicago's Sears Tower, he sounded defensive, his voice lingering a beat on each thing the men allegedly did. "Individuals here in America made plans to hurt Americans," he claimed.
Feb 25, 2015

Background on how problematic material support prosecutions can be: motherjones.com/politics/2008/…

Atul Gawande on doctor's aiding and abetting torture.

Dec 10, 2014

I would love to hear other doctor's thoughts--- Atul Gawande on doctor's aiding and abetting torture. storify.com/ericuman/atul-… via @ericuman

Dec 10, 2014

Read @Atul_Gawande's series of tweets on doctors aiding and abetting torture. Grim. bit.ly/1wxPl2z

Dec 10, 2014

RT @AnupKaphle: Read @Atul_Gawande's series of tweets on doctors aiding and abetting torture. Grim. bit.ly/1wxPl2z

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How American journalists covered torture after 9/11

cjr.org — Coverage of the brutal practice was played down in print and on airwaves Editors' note: Torture, and specifically the US government's use of it, is back in the news. The Senate Intelligence Committee is set to release a much-anticipated report on the CIA's treatment of terrorism suspects in the wake of 9/11, prompting President Obama to say, bluntly, "We tortured some folks."
Aug 08, 2014

RT @CJR: From the archives: How the media often failed to aggressively report on evidence of torture by the US after 9/11 buff.ly/1vmPN2P

Aug 09, 2014

Glad someone wrote this, too: How American journalists covered torture after 9/11 cjr.org/feature/failur… via @cjr

Aug 09, 2014

RT @CBSAndrew: Glad someone wrote this, too: How American journalists covered torture after 9/11 cjr.org/feature/failur… via @cjr

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CJR September/October 2006 - Failures of Imagination

web.archive.org — By Eric Umansky Carlotta Gall was curious. It was early December 2002, and Gall, the Afghanistan correspondent for The New York Times, had just seen a press release from the U.S. military announcing the death of a prisoner at its Bagram Air Base. Soon thereafter the military issued a second release about another detainee death at Bagram.
Aug 06, 2014

Seems relevant again: a piece I once wrote about how media was slow to cover torture web.archive.org/web/2006111015…

Toxic | The New Republic

newrepublic.com — Everything came up clean. The air wasn't particularly polluted (at least by L.A. standards). Cancer rates in the neighborhood were along the same lines as other white, wealthy neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The ground wasn't contaminated with toxins. The old wells weren't leaking, and the new ones were well-maintained.
Jan 13, 2014

@elongreen: proposed law: this story must be linked anytime one mentions Erin Brockovich: newrepublic.com/article/toxic-0

Oct 21, 2015

Is Erin Brockovich just full bullshit? But imagine that headline done by a professional. newrepublic.com/article/toxic-0

Conversation with @conor64 and @marcambinder

Feb 12, 2016

RT @jessicalustig: Report on today's Cairo protest of thousands of doctors after hospital MDs beaten and arrested by police: bigstory.ap.org/article/e02163…

Feb 12, 2016

RT @jessicalustig: Incredible and brave--thousands of Egyptian doctors in the street protesting police brutality: twitter.com/hanishukrallah…

Feb 12, 2016

It's annoying that Outlook doesn't have an emoji option. They're helpful!

Feb 12, 2016

RT @pamelacolloff: Great writing: Bernie is "the sweet if voluble uncle who yells over the soup, then kisses goodnight over the decaf" politico.com/story/2016/02/…

Feb 12, 2016

RT @thegarance: Thursday’s massive gravitational wave news was broken by a sheet cake (really): washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-…

Feb 11, 2016

Excuse me while I step out to register @Berniehands

Feb 11, 2016

Slatepitch: Everything you need about difference between Bernie and Hillary is in their hand movements.

Feb 11, 2016

I hereby cast my vote for Bernie's hand gesticulations.


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