I'm an investigative journalist and activist working with the Government Accountability Project, a whistleblower support nonprofit. Recently, I've covered military contractors and labor rights issues. I've also worked on our immigration projects and handled sourcing and FOIA work for the organization.
My background is in science and religion coverage and I'm especially interested in the intersections of science, education, race, religion, extremism and rightwing politics.
I've written for Slate, The Atlantic, The Washington Post The Daily Beast, Science Magazine, ThinkProgress, The Guardian, Salon, and Truthdig.
The Department of Justice is investigating a military contracting company, Sallyport Global Services, to find out if it played a role in the alleged bribery of Iraqi government officials in exchange for exclusive contracts that cost American taxpayers billions. But even the Feds may not realize the depth of the suspected corruption.
For Juliana, America was supposed to be the promised land. It wasn't. Juliana traveled here in 2015 from Brazil to become an au pair-a visiting domestic worker in a State Department program designed to build friendship between the United States and other countries.
The U.S. government has paid Sallyport Global, a military contracting company, over $1 billion since January 2014 to provide security, life support, training and other basic operations at Balad Air Base in Iraq.
Clay Higgins, a former police captain and public information officer in the sheriff's department of Louisiana's St. Landry Parish, earned his nickname "The Cajun John Wayne" by making a series of encouraging criminals to turn themselves in.
This past August, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke with prominent proponents of the discredited link between vaccines and autism, including disbarred British physician Andrew Wakefield, at a fundraiser in Florida.
In December, The Washington Post revealed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had recommended employees not use certain words, including "diversity" and "entitlement," when preparing budget documents for Congress.
When public-school students enrolled in Texas' largest charter program open their biology workbooks, they will read that the fossil record is "sketchy." That evolution is "dogma" and an "unproved theory" with no experimental basis. They will be told that leading scientists dispute the mechanisms of evolution and the age of the Earth.
On Tuesday, writing in Politico magazine, Eric Posner, a University of Chicago law professor, and Glen Weyl, a researcher at Microsoft, reimagined the U.S. immigration system. Instead of corporations and families sponsoring immigrant visas like in today's system, they proposed that individual citizens could sponsor migrant workers who would work for them and be paid below-market wages in return for the sponsorship.
ADDIS, Louisiana - On Sunday, July 17, Damarcus Alexander stopped at Walmart so his best friend could buy a white shirt for church. They left Dallas, Texas, at 4 a.m. bound for Belle Rose, Louisiana, a small town an hour south of Baton Rouge, so his friend could sing at a church.
WARNING: GRAPHIC BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Abdullah Muflahi sat on a beer cooler inside the Triple S Food Mart and described what it was like to watch police kill his friend. "It was a nightmare, it was a nightmare," Muflahi, the owner of this small convenience store, told The Daily Beast over and over.
Profiles of Me
Your parents may have had to walk uphill, both ways, to get to school. But as ideological warfare threatens the teaching of climate science and evolution in many schools, it is clear that today's students face their own obstacles on the road to a respectable science education - and some are speaking out.
For Zack Kopplin, it all started back in 2008 with the passing of the Louisiana Science Education Act. The bill made it considerably easier for teachers to introduce creationist textbooks into the classroom. Outraged, he wrote a research paper about it for a high school English class.