Rebecca Burns is an award-winning investigative reporter and a contributing editor at In These Times. Her work has appeared in outlets including The Baffler, the Chicago Reader and Dissent.
The Coronavirus CrisisIllinois Used Nearly 50 Facilities for Low-Income Seniors in Chicago as Polling Locations on Tuesday
Public health experts warned that holding in-person elections would worsen the coronavirus pandemic, but Illinois, Florida, and Arizona plowed ahead.
Oakland’s Moms 4 Housing Were Evicted by a Giant Corporation That Runs National Home-Flipping Operation
For every homeless person in Oakland, there are four empty homes. Many are owned by a subsidiary of home-flipping giant Wedgewood Properties.
House Democrats Poised to Rubber-Stamp the “Achilles’ Heel of Dodd-Frank”
Reauthorizing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as is would preserve loopholes while leaving the agency under-resourced and vulnerable to lawsuits.
How Chicago Teachers Are Taking On Wall Street
The Chicago Teachers Union has focused on the city’s tendency to provide financial incentives for Wall Street, rather than invest in public services.