Immigration lawyers in New York City already had their hands full. In the weeks before the world was gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, reports were coming in from across the city and surrounding areas of increasingly aggressive immigration arrests. In… Read More ›
In 2016, after years of effort and millions of dollars in government investment, a team of Texas scientists finally developed a promising vaccine for SARS, the deadly strain of coronavirus that had infected over 8,000 people worldwide in the early… Read More ›
Donald Trump Says America’s Ventilator Shortage Was “Unforeseen.” Nothing Could Be Further From the Truth.
In recent days, President Donald Trump has repeatedly defended his administration against the suggestion that the government is failing to secure enough ventilators, medical devices that help Covid-19 patients breathe and can save the lives of those suffering serious respiratory… Read More ›
After 9/11, Richard Burr Selfishly Ignored a Tip About Domestic Spying. Now He’s Betrayed Americans Again.
Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican from North Carolina, speaks to members of the media while standing in an elevator at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 4, 2020. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images In the immediate aftermath… Read More ›
Leaked Intelligence Cables Detail a Secret Propaganda War Between Iranian Spies and Exiled Militant Group
In a ward of Gohardasht Prison, a sprawling detention facility in a western suburb of Tehran, a few inmates gathered one night in late 2014 to remember a fallen comrade. Ali Saremi, a supporter of the Mojahedin-e Khalq, or MEK,… Read More ›
On a blisteringly hot summer afternoon in 2006, Reza Sadeghi ran into an old friend at the Iraqi headquarters of the Mojahedin-e Khalq, an exiled Iranian militant group better known as the MEK. The two men had not seen each… Read More ›
Silicon Valley Megadonor Karla Jurvetson Fueled Elizabeth Warren’s Super PAC with $14 Million Donation
In a campaign finance filing late on Friday, Persist PAC, the super PAC that attempted to revive Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign finally disclosed its donors. Karla Jurvetson, a Silicon Valley megadonor, who made over 500 donations over the last year alone,… Read More ›
As the number of coronavirus infections spirals out of control, the U.S. and countries around the world have reported major shortages of ventilators, respirators, test kits, surgical masks, and other essential health equipment for dealing with the pandemic. On Wednesday,… Read More ›
This morning, the tech news site The Information reported that Facebook would soon pay its staff a $1,000 bonus to help its employees working from home under emergency conditions induced by the novel coronavirus. But the generous move comes with a… Read More ›
As Ohio’s governor defied a court ruling and ordered that his state’s primary be delayed until June, citing the need for social distancing in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Senate Democrats and election experts pressed Congress to act immediately on… Read More ›