This article was funded by the Marvel Cooke Fellowship. Read more about this reporting project and make a contribution to fund our fellowship budget. Exhausted, I grudgingly open my eyes and pat my blanket as I awkwardly search for my phone. I open Twitter to see that my account has blown up. As IContinue Reading


Early voting in Virginia is in full swing and Election Day is a week from Tuesday— ten days from now.  ABC News just reminded folks that these elections for Virginia’s legislature may be the most important races of 2023. In the last set of elections, the Republicans won the governorship andContinue Reading


The threat of “organized retail theft” has been used to close many store locations, but it may be a myth. The term has no clear legal definition, and government data does not show that retail theft is increasing., Read MoreContinue Reading