Paul Abowd is a journalist and filmmaker based in Washington, D.C. Before joining The Intercept as a video producer, he directed and shot documentaries for “Fault Lines” on Al Jazeera English. Before that, he covered campaign finance and dark money for the Center for Public Integrity and got his start as a reporter covering unions for Labor Notes magazine in Detroit. His films on the uprising in Baltimore and Wall Street’s role in the Puerto Rican debt crisis were nominated for Emmy Awards. He completed a graduate journalism fellowship at American University.
Grassroots or Astroturf? Inside the Republicans’ Rebranding as the “Parents Party”
In a suburban Virginia district, right-wing operatives get involved in local school board politics, with help from billionaire donors.
U.S. Sanctions Could Starve Millions of Afghans. Will Congress Act?
Designed to punish the Taliban, a U.S. freeze on Afghan assets and aid has inflicted food shortages on the country’s people instead.
FBI Terrorism Stings: Two Decades of National Security Theater
Since 9/11, the FBI has used a tactic that often entraps people who pose no substantial risk — but rarely stops real threats.
The Coronavirus CrisisThe Vaccine Divide
“Why should the knowledge that is required to end the pandemic be kept secret?”