Jordan Weissmann

Slate.com

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Business and economics reporter for Slate.com; former associate editor at The Atlantic, he has written for a number of publications, including the Washington Post and National Law Journal

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At least 20 companies have cut ties with the National Rifle Association -- including Delta, United, Hertz, and Metlife. They’re not offering discounts to NRA members anymore.

How effective can financial activism be against guns?

At least 20 companies have cut ties with the National Rifle Association -- including Delta, United, Hertz, and Metlife. They’re not offering discounts to NRA members anymore.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

According to a new study, if you’re stopped by police, you’re no more likely to get shot if you’re black than if you’re white.

Police shootings and racial bias

According to a new study, if you’re stopped by police, you’re no more likely to get shot if you’re black than if you’re white.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Obama first announced new overtime rules in an  op-ed  in the Huffington Post. Yesterday, he took the message to the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse.

President Obama Announces New Rules on Overtime Pay

President Obama first announced new overtime rules in an op-ed in the Huffington Post. Yesterday, he took the message to the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse.

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Where would America be without the muckraking journalists and the publications that champion their work?

from Scheer Intelligence

California’s relentless clean-air enforcer, Mary Nichols, has divided the automobile industry. After weeks of secret negotiations, the Chair of the State’s Air Resources Board has announced that Ford, Honda VW and BMW of America won’t go along with President Trump’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-economy standards. Nichols claims it’s an “olive branch,” giving car makers the “flexibility” to clean up the air at the same time they continue to market vehicles that make the most money. Brady Dennis of the Washington Post calls it a “big deal,” even if Toyota, GM and 11 other companies revert to Trump’s new federal standards--at least for the moment. Alan Baum is a consultant for both the industry and environmental organizations. He says the four who made the deal with California have a slight lead on their competitors in developing the technology of the future, with China currently far ahead of them all. He says the western car makers are doing a poor job of educating consumers about the benefits of hybrids and electrics. Nichols’s history with the Air Resources Board goes back to the 1970’s. She was named Chair by Republican Governor Arnold Schwartenegger and reappointed by Democrats Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. She made an international name for herself for years ago when she blew the whistle on Volkswagen for faking emissions tests on the diesel cars it sold for decades all over the world.

from To the Point

Author and University of Michigan professor Alexandra Minna Stern traces the origins of America's burgeoning white nationalist movement.

from Scheer Intelligence

The annual Iowa State Fair is known as the unofficial start to campaign season.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week, the political debate dominated political debate.

from Left, Right & Center

Playboy Magazine built a culture of objectifying women that doesn't fly in the #MeToo era.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A United Nations expert finds the WikiLeaks founder has been subjected to psychological torture, and media around the globe played a part.

from Scheer Intelligence

The House and Senate are looking into Facebook’s plan to launch a currency called Libra. Neither side of the political aisle trusts Facebook, believing it's too big.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself over the weekend. He was in the secure housing unit in a Manhattan jail.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand