Special Investigations

The Coronavirus Crisis

How the Fed Bailed Out the Investor Class Without Spending a Cent

Just announcing $4.5 trillion in future spending to support securities markets was enough to keep investors protected from the downsides of the pandemic.

Amid Allegations of Sexual Impropriety, Excessive Drinking, and Power Politics, a Veterans Group Wages Civil War

At the heart of the dispute are sexual misconduct claims that the group’s U.S. leaders say indicate a “failure to protect the Team Rubicon brand.”

The Coronavirus Crisis

Under Cover of Mass Death, Andrew Cuomo Calls in the Billionaires to Build a High-Tech Dystopia

Big tech’s emerging pandemic shock doctrine demands heavy public subsidies for a no-touch, socially distanced coronavirus future.


Secret Brazil Archive

Brazil Justice Minister Resigns Over Bolsonaro’s Interference in Investigations — and Impeachment Talk Ramps Up

Sergio Moro was a key political ally for the president, bringing the Brazilian center-right into Bolsonaro’s now-crumbling coalition.

Special Feature

Snowden Archive: The SidToday Files

SIDtoday is the internal newsletter for the NSA’s most important division, the Signals Intelligence Directorate. The Intercept released four years’ worth of newsletters in batches, starting with 2003, after editorial review.


The Iran Cables

Leaked Intelligence Cables Detail a Secret Propaganda War Between Iranian Spies and Exiled Militant Group

The documents reveal Tehran’s deep hatred of the Mojahedin-e Khalq, as well as a sober assessment of its activities around the world.

TikTok Told Moderators to Suppress Posts by “Ugly” People and the Poor to Attract New Users

The China-based social media company also has policies censoring various forms of political speech, leaked documents reveal.


Rigging the Vote

Trump FEC Nominee With Ties to Thomas Hofeller Bragged About Working on Unconstitutional Texas Gerrymander — Then Denied It

During the hearing, Trey Trainor denied his role in a 2003 gerrymandering effort in Texas. Trainor’s own resume says he was “intimately involved.”

The Far Right Loves to Hate Sanders Surrogate Linda Sarsour, and She “Has the Wounds to Prove It”

Linda Sarsour opens up in her new memoir and in an interview, but she remains deeply guarded over controversies like her departure from the Women’s March.