Julia Rock

Julia Rock

Journalist, public records requester, researcher
Oct
20
“Kyrsten Sinema Fought For Seniors”

“Kyrsten Sinema Fought For Seniors”

The insurance industry is bankrolling misleading ads and lobbying to derail Democratic legislation that would expand Medicare benefits and cut into their profits.
Oct
18
The Entitlement Mentality

The Entitlement Mentality

Joe Manchin demands work requirements for child tax credits, while he benefits from and supports tax preferences for work-free income.
Oct
14
Xavier Becerra Could Lower Drug Prices — So Why Isn’t He?

Xavier Becerra Could Lower Drug Prices — So Why Isn’t He?

Biden’s health secretary has called on the feds to limit pharma price gouging — but now that he can do so, he’s dragging his feet.
Oct
13
The Corporate-Funded Rehabilitation of Rahm Emanuel

The Corporate-Funded Rehabilitation of Rahm Emanuel

Washington welcomed the disgraced former mayor back into the fold, while business interests quietly funneled him millions to push their agenda.
Oct
09
YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Public Banking Takes On Financial Predators

YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Public Banking Takes On Financial Predators

Also: The world’s super wealthy could lose their tax havens, and a fossil fuel company is charged with environmental crimes.
Sep
28
Bernie To House Progressives: Hold Strong

Bernie To House Progressives: Hold Strong

Dozens of Progressive Caucus members remain steadfastly opposed to a bipartisan infrastructure bill without being paired with a more expansive reconciliation package.
Sep
27
Whip Count: The Democrats Who Support the Progressive Reconciliation Strategy

Whip Count: The Democrats Who Support the Progressive Reconciliation Strategy

A running tally of which Democratic lawmakers are — and are not — publicly committing to withhold their votes on the bipartisan infrastructure bill in support of robust budget
Sep
25
YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: America’s Strike Wave

YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: America’s Strike Wave

Also: A welcome new face appears on the Court of Appeals, and fossil fuels lose a key financing source.