How Trump’s Tax Cut Fattened the Wallets of the Ultrawealthy

Trump Tax Cut

By Justin Elliott and Robert Faturechi Pro Publica In November 2017, with the administration of President Donald Trump rushing to get a massive tax overhaul through Congress, Sen. Ron Johnson stunned his colleagues by announcing he would vote “no.” Making the rounds on cable TV, the Wisconsin Republican became the first GOP senator to declare his opposition, spooking Senate leaders who were […]

Read more

Feds Exclude Thousands of Viable Businesses from Pandemic Relief

covid closures

The Small Business Administration refuses to give pandemic relief loans to people who have filed for bankruptcy, even if their businesses can survive. By Lydia DePillis ProPublica Like every other storefront in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, the Coffee House — a cavernous student hangout slinging espresso and decadent pastries since 1987 — saw its revenue dry up almost overnight last spring […]

Read more

Why We Can’t Make Vaccine Doses Any Faster

Vaccine

President Biden has promised enough doses for all American adults by this summer. There’s not much even the Defense Production Act can do to deliver doses before then. by Isaac Arnsdorf and Ryan Gabrielson Pro Publica President Joe Biden has ordered enough vaccines to immunize every American against COVID-19, and his administration says it’s using the full force of the federal government to get the […]

Read more