Latest from Peter Whoriskey
National Guard troops deployed to protect statehouses from a repeat of U.S. Capitol assault.
  • Jan 16, 2021
More than 170 of those recipients have been named in multiple consumer complaints, racking up at least 100 with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to The Washington Post’s analysis.
  • Jan 15, 2021
Despite their success, at least 27 of the 50 largest firms held layoffs this year, collectively cutting more than 100,000 workers, The Post found.
  • Dec 16, 2020
Human rights advocates are seeking to hold Nestlé USA and Cargill responsible for the mistreatment of six Malians who say they were trafficked as children to work on cocoa farms.
  • Dec 1, 2020
Twenty years ago, Robert F. Smith, made a deal to set up his private equity firm. Smith has since become a billionaire and is often ranked as the wealthiest Black person in the U.S. But the old deal with businessman Robert Brockman also entailed offshore accounts that federal prosecutors now say were part of the largest tax fraud in U.S. history.
  • Nov 13, 2020
Child labor among agricultural households in cocoa-growing areas of Ivory Coast and Ghana, the two primary suppliers, increased from 31 percent to 45 percent between 2008 and 2019, according to the Department of Labor survey.
  • Oct 19, 2020
In 1840, the government's count found that ‘insanity and idiocy’ was 10 times more common among free Blacks than the enslaved — a number that was completely wrong but never corrected.
  • Oct 17, 2020
“For any other recession, this may have been a very good response. But because of this virus, it was doomed to fail.” The U.S. government spent nearly $4 trillion on a coronavirus recession without considering the deadly pandemic.
  • Oct 5, 2020
Following allegations that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy urged employees of his previous business to make political contributions, Congressional Democrats accuse him of laundering campaign money and call for an investigation.
  • Sep 6, 2020
The government's Paycheck Protection Program paid $517 billion to thousands of companies with the intention of keeping people on payroll. Many employees of large companies who received millions from the program, however, have yet to be returned to the payroll.
  • Jul 27, 2020