Law

Congressional Committee Finds Trump Covid Efforts Guided by Politics, Not Health

It points to the influence of one man, Scott Atlas, who had no qualifications for overseeing pandemic response. He undermined testing and mask-wearing, among other errors, the report recounts. Former response coordinator Deborah Birx says...

Exxon Must Go to Trial Over Alleged Climate Crimes, Court Rules

The ruling, and another crucial court decision this week, will force the company to face charges it lied about global heating.

Climate action has been ‘a calamity’, says Senate Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse

Rhode Island Democrat spoke to the Guardian about the president’s climate record and targeting oil industry’s ‘achilles heel’

Biden May Change the Game in Big Tech Regulation

The issues caused by business models built on surveillance, profiling and targeting go far beyond what we say. They affect how we feel, how we behave, how we spend, and how we vote. That is the...

Somebody’s Watching Me

There is a widespread belief that our “smart” devices are listening to everything we say. To most people this is the only plausible explanation for why we are served up content that is uncannily connected...

The Climate Victories of 2021 That Put Fossil Fuels In Check

From local activism to shareholder rebellions, here’s what climate advocates accomplished over the past year.

The Elizabeth Holmes Trial Is an Indictment of US Health Care

What might have happened if taxpayers—rather than investors—had directly funded Theranos’s blood-prick research?