"Like the Tiger King Got Elected Tax Collector." Profile of Joel Greenberg, the local tax collector who is now the defendant at the heart of the investigation into Representative Matt Gaetz. w/@PatriciaMazzei@ktbennerhttps://t.co/meD4TzJFBN
In reality, a New York Times analysis of mortality data shows deaths in Russia during the pandemic last year were 28 percent higher than normal — an increase in mortality greater than in the United States and most countries in Europe. https://t.co/VbHtxa0l5m
Kristine Hostetter was a beloved fourth-grade teacher. Then came the pandemic, the election and the Jan. 6 riot.
A story of extremism and race and how the the divisive politics of post-Trump America divided a redoubt of Southern California conservatism. https://t.co/eEoxpETAa6
This is a lie. Protesters did not storm Iowa’s Capitol...they had a permit, they went through security, the building is open to the public. Per Des Moines Register, the one arrest was of a high school student an officer claimed “pushed my arm in an attempt to gain my attention." https://t.co/ajexIPOtZc
NEW on Gaetz investigation: Feds learned in recent weeks about a conversation Gaetz and a prominent lobbyist had about having a sham candidate run in a Fla State Senate race in 2020 to siphon votes from an ally’s opponent w/@ktbenner@PatriciaMazzeihttps://t.co/rPcWJwCHzJ
Rep. Lee Zeldin, a NY Republican and staunch Trump supporter, declared on Thursday that he was entering the 2022 race for NY governor, hoping to emerge as his party’s challenger to embattled Gov. Cuomo.
A few stories I'll always remember:
Here's one about literal dog shit becoming a vector for creeping surveillance. This was the very first story I pitched for OneZero and appreciate @SarahFKessler immediately greenlighting a story about turds
This was a fun yarn in which an AmazonBasics battery exploded on my kitchen counter, prompting me to trace its secretive origins to a factory in Indonesia where Amazon reskins another manufacturer's product to sell as one of its most popular branded items
Last year, I wrote about the unique discrimination that technology employees on H-1B visas face at companies like Facebook, Microsoft + massive outsourcing firms. We polled more than 10,000 tech workers to illustrate the lives of this silenced underclass
I am probably proudest of this investigation reported by @HudsonGiles and myself about a secretive religious cult that created a wildly popular education platform, all while being accused by members of horrific abuse and acts of violence spanning decades
Yang dismisses his comments to the NYT about working/school children in a small apartment as "out of context" which is funny because the context of the interview -- about his campaign for mayor of New York City -- was that he did it from his country home.