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Poll: 5 in 6 Americans Say Paywalls Prevent News Consumption

October 18, 2021 11:06 am Scott Stedman

More than 80% of Americans say that online news paywalls prevent them from reading articles, according to a new Forensic News poll conducted with SurveyMonkey. Those surveyed also said that, on average, every other news article that they attempt to read is hidden behind a paywall. [documentcloud url=”https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21086129-paywallpoll?responsive=1&title=1″] The responses […]

Nonprofits Decry Texas Abortion Law but Quietly Funded it

Texans for Lawsuit Reform and the Texas Medical Association funded the sponsors of Texas bill SB 8, yet denounce the law.

September 9, 2021 11:05 am Adrienne Cobb

A novel approach to undermining Roe v. Wade created by Texas legislators went into effect last week, prohibiting abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. Unlike all other so-called “heartbeat bills,” meant to ban abortions after electrical activity that sounds like a heartbeat is detected via ultrasound, Texas Senate Bill […]

Erik Prince’s Legal Jeopardy

January 5, 2021 12:45 pm Aaron Parnas

Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater USA, and brother of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos, has come under fire recently for potentially lying to Congress. On April 30, 2019, Representative Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a criminal referral letter to the Department of Justice […]

The Trumpification of the Federal Judiciary: Part One

September 25, 2020 6:48 am Adrienne Cobb

Author’s note: This piece is the result of many months of research, data collection, and analysis. Due to the intensive time requirement, the numbers contained within are accurate as of September 1, 2020. Since then, a vacancy has opened on the Supreme Court with the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg […]

OnlyFans Faces Allegations of Fraud, Theft

August 13, 2020 10:56 am Scott Stedman and Sophie Pierce

As COVID-19 quarantines began around the globe, seasoned sex workers and amateurs alike were left floundering and looking for new ways to earn a living.  Many turned to a platform called OnlyFans, which allows content creators to sell nude pictures, videos, and homemade amateur pornographic films. Within months, OnlyFans exploded […]

Reimagining First Responders Amid Calls to Defund Police

CAHOOTS can be an alternative if cities defund police June 25, 2020 11:00 am Sophie Pierce

Calls to defund police departments are being made in several states across the nation. There are debates over what the defunding of police would actually look like and concerns about the ramifications of such actions. Those who argue for the removal of funding advocate a redirection of those funds into […]

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