‘Trump’s Trade War’ airs Tuesday

President Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese imports has captured headlines for the past year, most recently with Chinese negotiators set to arrive in Washington next week for trade talks. But what’s behind the conflict, and how does it affect American and Chinese industry? Those questions are at the heart of “Trump’s …

Tracing political scandals from Nixon to Clinton to Trump

The Investigative Reporting Workshop is co-publishing this essay with Zing.vn, one of the most-read news outlets in Vietnam. The United States is mired today in its worst, most significant and extensive political and ethical wrongdoing since the 1974 Watergate scandal that, after more than two years, resulted in the historically unprecedented resignation of President Richard …

Trump Inc.

“Everything he touches turns to gold,” Roberts remembered being told. But the gold wore off, starting in 2016. Roberts estimated that his property value decreased by half, as the real-estate market was flooded with unsold Trump hotel rooms.

From the archives: campaign finance coverage

Campaign finance regulations are a regular part of any political conversation, especially leading up to elections. New rules have been implemented over the years that can make it difficult, if not impossible, for voters to stay informed.

Environmental justice conference

Questions of environmental justice take center stage

Over the past 14 months, the Trump administration has reversed dozens of U.S. environmental policies, overturning at least 33 environmental rules. Another two dozen additional rollbacks are in progress, including the announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement.

No, government is not too open

Executive Editor Charles Lewis debated Stanford Professor Bruce Cain on March 15 at the University of Missouri about whether there is too much transparency — or not enough — in the federal government.The event was digitally recorded and sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs. …

Trump Ties

Whatever happened to Trump ties?

Before he ran for office, Donald Trump made millions by selling his name to adorn other people’s products. There was Trump deodorant. Trump ties. Trump steaks. Trump underwear. Trump furniture. Now, almost all of them are gone.