Rachel M. Cohen, The Intercept

Rachel M. Cohen

The Intercept

Washington, DC, United States

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Past:
  • American Prospect
  • In These Times
  • The Daily Beast
  • VICE
  • Truthout
  • Columbia Journalism Review
  • Next City
  • CityLab
  • Rewire News Group
  • Washington Post
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Recent articles by Rachel:

Progressive Challengers Could Shatter a Washington Narrative on Tuesday

With most attention on the presidential race, a number of Democratic House candidates are hoping to flip red seats and disprove a 2018 theory. → Read More

Why Reopening Schools Has Become the Most Fraught Debate of the Pandemic

Popular writers and academics have dismissed words of caution from epidemiologists about coronavirus transmission among children. → Read More

Organizers Push for Stronger Covid-19 Utility Shut-Off Protections as Winter Nears

Thirty-three states have either let their Covid-19 utility moratoriums expire or never passed them at all. → Read More

As Schools Reopen, Teachers, Parents, and Students Are Pushing Back

On the National Day of Resistance, activists say “going back to normal” isn’t good enough. → Read More

Over 100 Houston Doctors Slam Rep. Dan Crenshaw for “Spreading Dangerous Disinformation” on Coronavirus

As Covid-19 cases surge in Houston, the doctors wrote that Crenshaw “has spewed lies for the past four months — minimizing the threat we face.” → Read More

There’s a Simple Solution to the Unemployment Crisis: Offer Everyone a Job

Working In These Times is dedicated to providing independent and incisive coverage of the labor movement and struggles for workers' rights. → Read More

There’s a Simple Solution to the Unemployment Crisis: Offer Everyone a Job

Working In These Times is dedicated to providing independent and incisive coverage of the labor movement and struggles for workers' rights. → Read More

A Progressive Challenger Was Attacked for Calling to Defund the Police. She Won Anyway.

Janeese Lewis George’s opponents in her D.C. city council race sent mailers attacking her for being too radical on policing. → Read More

Does the Earned Income Tax Credit Deliver?

As millions of low-wage workers lose their jobs, and potentially their tax benefits, a debate over the EITC’s merit has taken on new importance. → Read More

How the Hunt for a Coronavirus Vaccine Could Go Horribly Wrong

Anti-vaxxers are ready to pounce if the furious push for a COVID-19 fix runs into trouble. → Read More

Climate Advocates Are Gearing Up for the Next Stimulus Package

Bruised from the CARES Act, environmental organizations are planning next steps. → Read More

A Case in the Supreme Court Could Upend Public Education

The justices consider whether barring subsidies to religious schools is a type of illegal discrimination. → Read More

Progressives Help Progressives—Across City Lines

Local Progress, a nationwide network of left-leaning municipal elected officials, is fast becoming the strategic switchboard for America’s increasingly liberal cities. → Read More

The Biggest Strike in America Is About How Much Bosses Can Gut Your Healthcare

This is the new normal. → Read More

Eight Unions Have Climate Plans, But None Call for End to Fossil Fuel Industry

Some climate groups say humanity cannot afford to preserve industries that have caused so much environmental harm. → Read More

Amid Conservative Assault on Organized Labor, Democratic Lawmakers Are Advancing Laws to Expand Workers’ Rights

Nevada and Delaware passed laws this summer giving public-sector workers the right to collectively bargain. Colorado is expected to follow suit next year. → Read More

The Just Transition for Coal Workers Can Start Now. Colorado Is Showing How.

In These Times features award-winning investigative reporting about corporate malfeasance and government wrongdoing, insightful analysis of national and international affairs, and sharp cultural criticism about events and ideas that matter. → Read More

The Just Transition for Coal Workers Can Start Now. Colorado Is Showing How.

In These Times features award-winning investigative reporting about corporate malfeasance and government wrongdoing, insightful analysis of national and international affairs, and sharp cultural criticism about events and ideas that matter. → Read More

As Consumer Protections Dwindle, Schools Push Financial Literacy

Teaching students how to manage their money has become mandatory in many K-12 classrooms. But can it substitute for real enforcement of financial fraud? → Read More

Credder hopes to crowdsource away fake news

As Facebook and Twitter grapple with misinformation and conspiracies on their platforms, a new crop of startups have emerged to try and use Yelp-like ratings to identify and amplify trusted stories. These user-powered sites include Our.News and TrustedNews. Last year, even Elon Musk pitched the idea of creating a site he called “Pravda”—a media credibility site […] → Read More