Laura Gottesdiener

freelance journalist and author

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Freelance journalist and author of A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home

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Because of the oil-drilling technique called fracking, North Dakota’s Bakken shale formation is producing more than a million barrels a day.

Big Oil, Big Problems

Because of the oil-drilling technique called fracking, North Dakota’s Bakken shale formation is producing more than a million barrels a day.

from To the Point

The housing market is finally in "recovery." But it's still hard to buy a new home, and Wall Street is converting foreclosed homes to rentals.

Who's Being Left Out of the 'Housing Recovery?'

The housing market is finally in "recovery." But it's still hard to buy a new home, and Wall Street is converting foreclosed homes to rentals.

from To the Point

The home foreclosure crisis staggered the US economy and led to the Great Recession six years ago. Now — finally -- new housing is under construction.

Who’s Being Left Out of the “Housing Recovery?”

The home foreclosure crisis staggered the US economy and led to the Great Recession six years ago. Now — finally -- new housing is under construction.

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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case about a Mississippi law that bans almost all abortions after 15 weeks and punishes doctors who violate that law.

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Starting in January and throughout 2022, the City of LA plans to give 3,200 families in poverty $1,000 a month — with no conditions. The $38 million program is called “ BIG:LEAP .”

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Josh Barro, Liz Bruenig and Ross Douthat discuss the high rate of inflation, its political risk and what (if anything) the president can do about it.

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The story of the National Rifle Association involves infighting and backstabbing, million-dollar corruption, and a red-headed Russian spy.

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