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.
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.