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Senior Reporting Fellow at @propublica. Previously: @pacificstand, @CJR, and the website formerly known as @capitalnewyork.

The Best Defense Is Good Offense: DOJ Challenges Local Public Defense Programs

propublica.org — Shortly before Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation last September, he told an interviewer: "Any attorney general who is not an activist is not doing his or her job." One of Holder's more activist initiatives received attention last week when The New York Times highlighted how Holder's Justice Department began the novel practice of filing arguments in state and county courts.
Aug 25, 2015

The Best Defense Is Good Offense: DOJ Challenges Local Public Defense Programs propublica.org/article/justic… via @propublica

Aug 25, 2015

RT @ProPublica: Is underfunded indigent defense a nat'l civil rights issue? The Justice Dept thinks so, but some attorneys disagree. propub.ca/1JVUloj

Aug 25, 2015

New for @propublica - The Best Defense Is Good Offense: DOJ Challenges Local Public Defense Programs propublica.org/article/justic…

Aug 25, 2015

“The DOJ could almost take a dart, and throw it at a map, and there would be a problem with indigent defense [there]" propublica.org/article/justic…

Aug 25, 2015

The Best Defense Is Good Offense: DOJ Challenges Local Public Defense Programs bit.ly/1KKvv5f via @propublica

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America’s water crisis is so much bigger than California

salon.com — This article was originally published by Scientific American. Why do I keep hearing about the California drought, if it's the Colorado River that we're "killing"? Pretty much every state west of the Rockies has been facing a water shortage of one kind or another in recent years.

Here’s the only explainer on California drought you need

grist.org — Pretty much every state west of the Rockies has been facing a water shortage of one kind or another in recent years. California's is a severe, but relatively short-term, drought. But the Colorado River basin - which provides critical water supplies for seven states including California - is the victim of a slower-burning catastrophe entering its 16th year.

California's Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis

scientificamerican.com — Why do I keep hearing about the California drought, if it's the Colorado River that we're "killing"? Pretty much every state west of the Rockies has been facing a water shortage of one kind or another in recent years. California's is a severe, but relatively short-term, drought.
Jun 26, 2015

"it could take several years of ave or above-ave rainfall" to get Calif's water supply "close to normal" goo.gl/80eCfM

Jun 26, 2015

RT @sciam: California's Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis bit.ly/1RCymB5 #science

California's Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis. Here's What You Need to Know

propublica.org — The Colorado River is dying - the victim of legally sanctioned overuse, the relentless forces of urban growth, willful ignorance among policymakers and a misplaced confidence in human ingenuity. ProPublica investigates the policies that are putting this precious resource in peril.
Jun 25, 2015

California drought is part of a much bigger water crisis. Here's what you need to know: propublica.org/article/califo…

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Q&A: Ian Klaus on the History of Fraudsters, Fakes, the Financial Press, and More

thebaffler.com — Trust is like gold: it's at the heart of capitalism, and it's a commodity that can be either invested or squandered. As Ian Klaus tells it, the history of modern finance is a story of the constant interplay between trust and risk, and between gentlemen and rogues.
Apr 06, 2015

RT @thebafflermag: Q&A: Ian Klaus on the History of Fraudsters, Fakes, the Financial Press, and More thebaffler.com/blog/qa-ian-kl… http://t.co/i6K…

The Utopian Vision of Pawnee, Indiana

thebaffler.com — Parks and Recreation, now entering its final season on NBC, has always represented a very particular, very liberal fantasy about how government should work. Though the city of Pawnee, Indiana is broadly drawn to the point of caricature-every branch of government seems to have its own set of quirks, from the stoned dudes of Animal Control to the sleazeballs who work in Sewage-it's also, in its way, a utopia.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @sadydoyle: Anyway! Here's me, on "Parks and Recreation" as liberal utopia and its weirdly anti-capitalist final season: bit.ly/15JwXHC

Jan 27, 2015

RT @sadydoyle: Also, IF you are interested, here is me on "Parks and Recreation" as quasi-socialist utopian sci-fi: bit.ly/15JwXHC

Democracy in Greece, for Now

thebaffler.com — In seven years' time, Athens has been transformed from one of Europe's gleaming capital cities to Europe's version of Detroit-much of it dirty, forlorn, its storefronts abandoned, its population in decline. Graffiti is ubiquitous. There are homeless beggars huddling on the steps of vacant buildings, and makeshift soup kitchens set up in public parks.
Jan 26, 2015

.@thebafflermag sorts out this Syriza thing for you. (And no, it's NOT a George Clooney sequel). thebaffler.com/blog/democracy…

Q&A: Judy Wajcman on the Scapegoating of the Email Inbox, Busyness as a Status Marker, the Division of Labor at Home, and More

thebaffler.com — Last April, an erroneous story got passed around online that the French government was considering making it illegal for people to answer work emails after 6 p.m. It was soon discredited-the proposal came from two unions, in the context of a contract negotiation, rather than from the government-but not before the mischaracterized version was picked up by what seemed like every single news site in America.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @thebafflermag: Judy Wajcman on how Silicon Valley is hostile to work-life balance, and why we should stop blaming Email Overload thebaffler.com/blog/qa-judy-w…

Don't Believe the FBI's Most Recent Hate Crime Statistics

psmag.com — Crimes targeting black and transgender Americans persist, but they are under-reported and under-recorded. * Last week, as the world's eyes turned (and hearts opened) to the victims of the shocking terror attacks in Paris, two smaller cities reckoned with their own crimes of hate and fear here at home.
Jan 15, 2015

Hate crimes against black and transgender Americans are vastly under-reported & under-recorded. Latest @PacificStand: psmag.com/navigation/pol…

Jan 15, 2015

RT @lkirchner: Hate crimes against black and transgender Americans are vastly under-reported & under-recorded. Latest @PacificStand: http:/…

Jan 21, 2015

RT @lkirchner: Hate crimes against black and transgender Americans are vastly under-reported & under-recorded. Latest @PacificStand: http:/…

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Aug 28, 2015

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Aug 27, 2015

On Snake Smuggling, Lion Killing, and Fish Crimes - a brief look at the 115-year-old Lacey Act, for @PacificStand psmag.com/nature-and-tec…

Aug 27, 2015

"The move was not politically motivated, but...sparked by dwindling sales" / Wal-Mart to Stop Selling Assault Rifles thebea.st/1NBSCp0

Aug 27, 2015

Interesting graphic @ProPublica, comparing degrees of regulation & rules for homeschooling throughout the US: projects.propublica.org/graphics/homes…

Aug 25, 2015

“The DOJ could almost take a dart, and throw it at a map, and there would be a problem with indigent defense [there]" propublica.org/article/justic…

Aug 25, 2015

New for @propublica - The Best Defense Is Good Offense: DOJ Challenges Local Public Defense Programs propublica.org/article/justic…


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