How "medical bond" can have fatal consequences for someone in jail

Oct 7, 2019
An investigative report shows how jail officials are finding ways to avoid paying for the medical care of inmates.

Nonprofit Liberty University's "lucrative enterprise"

May 4, 2018
The Lynchburg, Virginia, school has netted millions. Its online degree program is the reason.
Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers the convocation at Liberty University on Jan. 18, 2016, in Lynchburg, Virginia.
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For $100, you can buy thousands of twitter bots

Nov 15, 2017
The internet, for all it’s wonders, is also a place where not-so-great things happen — like harassment of various kinds. And, of course, there’s an industry for that. ProPublica reporter Julia Angwin got firsthand experience after contributing to an article…

Who's behind political ads on Facebook?

A new tool from ProPublica hopes to find out.

Full interview: ProPublica's Julia Angwin on biased sentencing algorithms

May 25, 2016
Looking at the racial bias of algorithms.
An algorithm created by the for-profit company Northpointe to predict future crime was only 61 percent accurate, according to a ProPublica analysis.
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The color of debt

Oct 8, 2015
How collection suits squeeze black neighborhoods: a ProPublica investigation with Marketplace.

Tires and civil war: America's business with warlords

Nov 17, 2014
A new PBS film investigates Firestone's relationship with warlord Charles Taylor.

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Only one person has gone to jail for the financial crisis

Apr 30, 2014
Why the Department of Justice is toothless when it comes to prosecuting bankers.

Medicare's failure to track doctors wastes billions on brand-name drugs

Nov 18, 2013
Medicare is wasting hundreds of millions of dollars a year by failing to rein in doctors who routinely give patients pricey name-brand drugs when cheaper generic alternatives are available.

Enlightenment, anyone?

Dec 7, 2010
I love the way good ideas sometimes seem to just float around, waiting to be pulled down and prototyped. I pitched my "explainer archive" to the...