Julia Rock

Julia Rock

Journalist, public records requester, researcher
Nov
20
YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Federal Regulators Bare Their Teeth

YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Federal Regulators Bare Their Teeth

Also: Build Back Better passes the House of Representatives, and the Teamsters union elects a reform slate.
Nov
19
Biden Just Nominated Joe Manchin-Lite

Biden Just Nominated Joe Manchin-Lite

The president has quietly nominated an energy consultant who has long championed carbon capture incentives as a way to sustain the fossil fuel industry in a burning world.
Nov
17
A Shadow Lobbyist At The Vatican

A Shadow Lobbyist At The Vatican

Biden’s nomination of former Sen. Joe Donnelly for ambassador to the Vatican illustrates the insidious nature of the “shadow lobbying” loophole.
Nov
17
Pharma Dems Saved The Drug Industry Half A Trillion Dollars

Pharma Dems Saved The Drug Industry Half A Trillion Dollars

Corporate Dems saved Big Pharma $450 billion by watering down the party’s drug pricing plan.
Nov
15
How Workers Are Inadvertently Propping Up Fossil Fuels

How Workers Are Inadvertently Propping Up Fossil Fuels

As pension funds buy into private equity, workers’ retirement savings are being used to bankroll oil and gas companies’ climate destruction.
Nov
10
Lies, Damn Lies, And CBO Statistics

Lies, Damn Lies, And CBO Statistics

The GOP-led Congressional Budget Office is using gimmicks and fuzzy math to doom the Democrats’ Build Back Better bill.
Nov
03
How Dark Money Captured The Supreme Court

How Dark Money Captured The Supreme Court

A new Senate report lays out how corporations have taken control of the nation’s highest judiciary authority.
Oct
31
WEEKEND READER: It’s The Economy, Stupid

WEEKEND READER: It’s The Economy, Stupid

Despite all the doomsaying, the economy is on the mend.
Oct
30
YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: How To Cancel Debt

YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: How To Cancel Debt