Latest from Christopher Ingraham

Dozens of America’s biggest businesses paid no federal income tax — again

55 corporations had zero federal tax liability in 2020, including household names like Nike, FedEx and Dish Network, analysis finds.
  • Apr 5, 2021

Wall Street’s fixation on quick profits wreaking havoc in the ‘real’ economy, report says

American businesses are prioritizing shareholder profits over long-term investments, and the economy's worse off for it.
  • Apr 2, 2021

The richest 1 percent dodge taxes on more than one-fifth of their income, study shows

Those at the very top of the income spectrum deny the U.S. government roughly $175 billion a year in revenue, researchers estimate.
  • Mar 26, 2021

How to raise the minimum wage with only 51 Senate votes

A pair of UC Berkeley economists devise a work-around using the tax code.
  • Mar 23, 2021

Georgia business community expresses concern over voting restrictions

Advocates are pressuring the Georgia business community to oppose new voting restrictions.
  • Mar 15, 2021

Homes in poor neighborhoods are taxed at roughly twice the rate of those in rich areas, study shows

The methods cities use to assess property values skew the final effective tax rates dramatically, according to a review of 26 million home sales.
  • Mar 12, 2021

The American Dream is dying, and it’s taking democracy with it

A growing divide between haves and have-nots threatens to destabilize democracy.
  • Mar 5, 2021

How to fix democracy: Move beyond the two-party system, experts say

A record number of Americans say Democrats and Republicans are doing such a poor job that a third party is needed, polling shows.
  • Mar 1, 2021

Biden nominates three to USPS board of governors as DeJoy testifies on mail crises

The White House moves to reassert control of the U.S. Postal Service as the postmaster general brushes off lawmakers’ calls to resign.
  • Feb 24, 2021

Hypothermia, carbon monoxide and cold pets: Google searches underscore depth of crisis in Texas

Texans looking for answers routinely used such phrases as, “how to stay warm” and “without electricity," data shows.
  • Feb 19, 2021