Zak Cassel is a Spring 2021 Politics Fellow at The Intercept. Previously, he was a reporting intern at Montana Free Press and a freelance reporter for the New York Times’s coronavirus tracking project. He is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School’s Stabile investigative program.
The 9/11 WarsGeneral Failure: How the U.S. Military Lied About the 9/11 Wars
For generals like David Petraeus and Lloyd Austin, there has been no punishment for 20 years of disinformation on Afghanistan and Iraq.
Oil and Gas Heir Funding Super PAC Attacking Nina Turner
Samson Energy’s chair has donated $1.25 million to the Democratic Majority for Israel super PAC, which endorsed Turner’s opponent Shontel Brown.
Protests for Black LivesAmbushed by the Cops: When Police Deliberately Trap Peaceful Protesters
An Intercept and SITU reconstruction of an incident in North Carolina last June shows police intentionally trapped and tear-gassed hundreds of peaceful protesters.
Opposing PRO Act, Uber and Other Gig Companies Spend Over $1 Million Lobbying Congress
After spending a historic sum against similar worker protections in California, gig companies continue to lobby on labor reform in Congress, new disclosures show.