Morgan Baskin, Philly Inquirer

Morgan Baskin

Philly Inquirer

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Morgan:

Philadelphia Housing Authority is failing unhoused city residents

Rather than threatening organizers and disbanding encampments, PHA should focus on keeping low-income and homeless Philadelphians safe. → Read More

Questions surround Utah’s hastily passed inland port — High Country News – Know the West

Plans to build a massive distribution hub along the Great Salt Lake divide Utahns and test Western leaders. → Read More

Philly touts its low rate of homelessness, but who isn’t counted tells a larger story

Support and services for the homeless are decided, in Philly and elsewhere, by a fundamentally flawed system. → Read More

Shrinking Bears Ears

No other president in the last 50 years has attempted to shrink the national monuments designated by his predecessors. → Read More

The Poison in Our Water

As scientists sort out the best way to capture and measure the harmful microfibers that now litter most of the world's freshwater, we have no choice but to keep drinking. → Read More

West Virginia Teachers Took on Their Republican Governor and Won

On Tuesday evening, Jim Justice, the Republican governor of West Virginia, offered striking teachers in his state a 5% salary increase so that teachers across the state will stop their four-day-long strike, WHSV reported Tuesday evening. → Read More

Rand Paul, Welcome to the Resistance

The federal government will shut down for the second time in a whopping two weeks tonight, at least briefly, thanks to Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who so belligerently pushed for an amendment to introduce budget caps that he held court on the Senate floor for over seven hours on Thursday in protest of the bipartisan budget deal. → Read More

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Trump 'Travel Ban' Case

The decision will no doubt please the president, who for months has asked the Supreme Court to take up the case. → Read More

Trump Administration Reportedly Plans to Bulk Its Nuclear Stockpile

Late Thursday evening, the Huffington Post published a draft of the Trump administration’s 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, a 64-page document outlining the Department of Defense’s strategy for developing and maintaining its nuclear stockpile. Its contents are a marked difference from the Obama administration’s 2010 NPR, which expressed a desire to achieve total nuclear disarmament. → Read More

Trump Calls U.S. Court System 'Broken and Unfair' After DACA Ruling

A judge ruled Tuesday night that the Trump administration has to keep DACA intact. → Read More

Trump Administration Seeks to Open Most Coastal Waters to Offshore Oil Drilling

The decision would remove protections for up 100 million acres of water, some of which have been closed to drilling for three decades. → Read More

Washington Attorney General Sues Motel 6 for Sharing Guest List With ICE Agents

Washington's attorney general filed a lawsuit against the motel chain for violating the Consumer Protection Act. → Read More

Alaska Ends Cash Bail System

In Alaska, a point-based system will replace cash for determining who the state will release on bail. → Read More

Former Jill Stein Staffer Says Senate's Russia Investigation Committee Is Looking Into Her Campaign

Campaign employees reportedly used a personal cell phone to facilitate multiple appearances for Stein on RT News. → Read More

Palestinian President Calls on U.N. to Replace U.S. in Peace Mediation

The U.S. has led efforts to negotiate a peace treaty between Israel and Palestine for over 20 years. → Read More

Eight Immigration Advocacy Groups File Complaint Against DHS

They say that a cluster of ICE raids violate domestic and international refugee laws. → Read More

McConnell Urges Moore to Withdraw From Senate Race

Mitch McConnell is the latest and most high-profile Republican to publicly denounce Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. → Read More

Democrat Ralph Northam Clinches Virginia Governor's Seat

Virginia's governorship will stay in Democratic hands after Terry McAuliffe leaves office in January. → Read More

Russian Lawyer Gave the Kremlin Talking Points for Trump Jr. Meeting

Natalia Veselnitskaya shared a memo with the prosecutor general months before her June 2016 meeting with Trump Jr. → Read More

Dissecting George H.W. Bush's Non-Apology

The 41st president attempted to frame a groping allegation as a lighthearted misunderstanding exacerbated by the stodgy humor of an aging man. → Read More