Politics & Democracy

In his revealing article in The [F]law, “The Blind-Eye Blizzard: How a winter storm captured the Texas regulatory body,“ Zach Berru, examines why, despite knowing its electric grid was vulnerable, Texas was still devastated by the 2021 storm and asks: Has

In her superb article in The [F]law, “Land is a bank account: A journey into the polluted heart(land) of American agriculture,” Liz Turner tries to work through the troubling implications of a boom in farmland investment, only to find American

Underpaid? And overpaying for everything from food and health care to beer and concert tickets? Luke Hinrichs reports on the costs of market concentration — and how antitrust needs to be reinvigorated to help dampen corporate power. Read the article

Riley Evans uncovers how the commercial bail bonds industry produces human suffering in pursuit of corporate greed. It’s a story of a saloon in San Francisco and a multi-national insurer in Tokyo. It’s a story of campaign donations, complicit judges and

Connie Cheng’s powerful new article on The [F]law examines how electronic ankle monitoring, like other alternatives to detention, is billed as more humane. But a closer look reveals that corporations are still in control and immigrants are still not free.

Undercover investigators uncover cruel conditions at factory farms every year. But the agricultural industry is fighting back. Jeremiah Scanlan investigates what is happening in Iowa in the battle over what the public has a right to know about the food

When livestock owners complain of predation, the U.S. government traps America’s recovering gray wolves, poisons them, and shoots them from helicopters. Ben Rankins’s powerful reporting on The [F]law. examines how state and federal officials have revived wolf extermination in America