Sen. John Thune, a former railroad lobbyist, is positioning himself to help kill rail safety legislation meant to prevent disasters like the recent East Palestine derailment. It’s one of many examples of the rail industry’s “revolving door” in Washington, DC.
Jordan Uhl is a progressive activist living in Washington, DC.
Texas gas billionaire Kelcy Warren is taking Beto O’Rourke to court over an old campaign talking point. It could keep future candidates from bringing up the influence of corporate money in politics.
Ticketmaster is facing a potential antitrust investigation after enraging Taylor Swift fans. Nobody can say Ticketmaster didn’t have it coming.
Tandem Diabetes Care’s stock has fallen as diabetic Americans are dangerously foregoing expensive medical supplies. Its CEO says this drop-off isn’t happening in countries with universal health care. He’s inadvertently making the case for Medicare for All.
As high gas prices continue to affect working Americans and to be a key factor in the upcoming midterm elections, three of the biggest oil and gas companies posted more than $40 billion in quarterly profits this week.
Joe Biden has promised to crack down on overdraft and “junk” fees — a huge source of revenue for banks. Republicans and the banks who fund their campaigns are fighting desperately to preserve them.
New studies suggest that private equity–owned hospitals and nursing homes deliver worse outcomes and higher costs for patients — weeks after Congress gave private equity firms a new tax break.
The US military has a long history of recruiting poor people by offering benefits like free college. With Joe Biden’s partial student debt forgiveness, GOP war hawks are fretting that the military won’t be able to prey on desperate young Americans anymore.