From the archives: campaign finance coverage

Campaign finance regulations are a regular part of any political conversation, especially leading up to elections. New rules have been implemented over the years that can make it difficult, if not impossible, for voters to stay informed.

Environmental justice conference

Questions of environmental justice take center stage

Over the past 14 months, the Trump administration has reversed dozens of U.S. environmental policies, overturning at least 33 environmental rules. Another two dozen additional rollbacks are in progress, including the announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement.

No, government is not too open

Executive Editor Charles Lewis debated Stanford Professor Bruce Cain on March 15 at the University of Missouri about whether there is too much transparency — or not enough — in the federal government.The event was digitally recorded and sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs. …

Trump Ties

Whatever happened to Trump ties?

Before he ran for office, Donald Trump made millions by selling his name to adorn other people’s products. There was Trump deodorant. Trump ties. Trump steaks. Trump underwear. Trump furniture. Now, almost all of them are gone.

Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas,

The Case Against Steve Stockman

Former Texas GOP Congressman Steve Stockman is on trial in Houston for what prosecutors say is a massive fraud. He’s accused of ripping off two donors by selling them on grandiose schemes that supported a conservative agenda — which never panned out.

Protestors

The life cycle of the arming-teachers debate

Transcripts from broadcast reports compiled by the Internet Archive show that cable news outlets reported on arming teachers after nearly every major school shooting since data has been available.

Reporters show what’s behind the Russian investigation through their coverage

Reporters from The New York Times and The Washington Post said government officials have leaked more information to the media under the current White House administration than they have under any other president. Michael Schmidt, a national security reporter for the Times, and Greg Miller, national security correspondent for the Post, said their stories depend …

Traci Hughes

With open-government chief out, what’s the future of DC transparency?

Since its creation in 2011, the Office of Open Government has been tasked with keeping more than 90 District agencies in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act. But the board that oversees the office will not reappoint its inaugural director, Traci L. Hughes, making transparency advocates worried about the office’s future.