W. Paul Smith
W. Paul Smith is the Investigative Researcher for The Intercept. Prior to joining The Intercept, he contributed research to in-depth investigations on criminal justice, immigration, national security, and surveillance issues at Human Rights Watch. His writing has appeared in HuffPost and Politico, among other outlets. He received his M.S. in journalism from Columbia University. He is based in New York.
The Coronavirus CrisisRepublicans Are Using the Coronavirus Crisis to Win Long-Desired Bank Deregulation, Raising Potential for Bank Failures
GOP lawmakers urged the Federal Reserve and FDIC to loosen regulations put in place after the 2008 crisis. The changes were slipped into the CARES Act.
The Coronavirus CrisisSmall Business Rescue Money Flowing to Major Trump Donors, Disclosures Show
PPP loans were approved for a number of corporations whose executives have donated to Trump’s campaign, as small businesses struggled to access the funds.
The Coronavirus CrisisCoronavirus Numbers Reflect New York City’s Deep Economic Divide
The data is in line with long-established health disparities in New York City, where the poor and people of color tend to suffer worse health outcomes.
Bloomberg’s Investment Portfolio Includes Bets on Private Equity, Fracking
Little is known about Mike Bloomberg’s personal investments. The Intercept has identified a number of firms backed by the billionaire.