Rachel M. Cohen
Rachel Cohen is a contributing writer for The Intercept and a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. Her work has been published in the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and Vice, among other outlets.
School Officials Welcome Homeland Security Surveillance After Student Fights
Administrators in a Maryland school district say they wanted help monitoring school safety — but sweeping surveillance could land kids in gang databases and families in deportation proceedings.
How to Cancel $3.2 Million of Debt for 20,000 People Who Went Through the Carceral System
The Debt Collective, which has focused on other forms of debt, is turning its attention to the crushing financial burden on formerly incarcerated people.
Parents Reported to Child Services for Keeping Unvaccinated Kids Home
As remote learning options disappear, parents uncomfortable with their schools’ Covid-19 protocols risk being charged with neglect.
In the Fight for Reproductive Rights, Don’t Forget the Medicaid Gap
There are two pathways to Medicaid expansion on the table — but both need the reconciliation package to make it through.