Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas,

The Case Against Steve Stockman

Former Texas GOP Congressman Steve Stockman is on trial in Houston for what prosecutors say is a massive fraud. He’s accused of ripping off two donors by selling them on grandiose schemes that supported a conservative agenda — which never panned out.

Protestors

The life cycle of the arming-teachers debate

Transcripts from broadcast reports compiled by the Internet Archive show that cable news outlets reported on arming teachers after nearly every major school shooting since data has been available.

Reporters show what’s behind the Russian investigation through their coverage

Reporters from The New York Times and The Washington Post said government officials have leaked more information to the media under the current White House administration than they have under any other president. Michael Schmidt, a national security reporter for the Times, and Greg Miller, national security correspondent for the Post, said their stories depend …

Traci Hughes

With open-government chief out, what’s the future of DC transparency?

Since its creation in 2011, the Office of Open Government has been tasked with keeping more than 90 District agencies in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act. But the board that oversees the office will not reappoint its inaugural director, Traci L. Hughes, making transparency advocates worried about the office’s future.

Tear down these walls

The following essay by Charles Lewis is excerpted from a new book, “Global Teamwork: The Rise of Collaboration in Investigative Journalism,” edited by Richard Sambrook and published by the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford. The future potential for increased collaborative research and journalism is enormous and exciting to imagine. And the dynamics driving …

Opioids

The Opioid Epidemic

In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of its most potent weapon against large drug companies suspected of spilling prescription narcotics onto the nation’s streets. A Washington Post investigation.

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The New Americans

More than 3,000 refugees resettled in San Diego County during federal fiscal 2016, leading some in the community to question whether area schools with limited resources could deliver on the refugee dream of a quality education for all in America.