T. Christian Miller, ProPublica

T. Christian Miller


Berkeley, CA, United States

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Past articles by T.:

Editors’ Note: Why We Investigated the Treatment of People With Developmental Disabilities —

Arizona’s treatment of people with developmental disabilities is important because it impacts tens of thousands of people. But for us, it’s also personal. → Read More

Warship Accidents Left Sailors Traumatized. The Navy Struggled to Treat Them. —

Recent wars have forced the U.S. military to acknowledge and treat the psychological wounds caused by trauma. But some sailors who survived 2017’s deadly crashes say the Navy’s efforts to help them sometimes fell short. → Read More

Trump Says U.S. Is Ready for War. Not All His Troops Are So Sure. —

A series of accidents calls the military’s preparedness into question. → Read More

Faulty Equipment, Lapsed Training, Repeated Warnings: How a Preventable Disaster Killed Six Marines —

Marine commanders did not act on dozens of pleas for additional manpower, machinery and time. When a training exercise ended in death, leadership blamed the very men they had neglected. → Read More

Trump Keeps Talking About the Last Military Standoff With Iran — Here’s What Really Happened —

In 2016, 10 sailors were captured by Iran. Trump is making it a political issue. Our investigation shows that it was a Navy failure, and the problems run deep. → Read More

How the Navy’s Top Commander Botched the Highest-Profile Investigation in Years —

On Wednesday, the Navy said it was abandoning all remaining criminal charges against sailors involved in fatal accidents in the Pacific. Here’s how the actions of the chief of naval operations helped doom the cases. → Read More

An Admiral Told a Senator Most Navy Reforms Were “Complete.” Navy’s No. 2 Says Otherwise.

Adm. Bill Moran told ProPublica this week that none of the promised reforms had been completed, but that work had started on the pledges. → Read More

Help Us Find Out Whether Navy Reforms Are Actually Making a Difference —

The Navy promised to implement reforms in the wake of two deadly 2017 crashes. We’re trying to find out how it’s doing — and we need to hear from sailors in all six of the numbered fleets that patrol the world’s oceans. → Read More

Investigation of Disasters Sparks Debate Over Navy’s Readiness and Responsibilities —

ProPublica’s examination of the causes behind two fatal collisions in the Pacific has set off an intense conversation among current and former Navy sailors and commanders as well as everyday citizens about the state of the U.S. Navy. → Read More

The Navy’s Disaster in the Pacific —

Broken ships. Poor training. Ignored warnings. Twin tragedies. The world’s most powerful armada in decline. → Read More

FBI’s Violent Crime Database to Get Financial Boost From Justice Department

The infusion of money for the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program comes after ProPublica reported on shortcomings in the use of a database meant to assist in capturing serial killers and rapists. → Read More

Texas officials allegedly engaged in bribes and kickbacks to make millions while building Trump's border wall

A local official in Hidalgo, Texas, cajoled company executives to hire a firm owned by his family in exchange for a cut of lucrative construction contracts. → Read More

Scores of Texas landowners in the shadow of the border wall say the government should pay them for their damaged property values.

Eminent Domain — Boilerplate for ProPublica custom story projects. → Read More

The Taking

The federal government’s boldest land grab in a generation produced the first border wall — and a trail of abuse, mistakes and unfairness. → Read More

For Some Victims, Reporting a Rape Can Bring Doubt, Abuse — and Even Prosecution

False reporting is a crime, one that some police would like to make a priority. But history shows the police can’t always tell the truth from a lie. → Read More

Will Texas Massacre Finally Get Military to Improve its Criminal Reporting System?

The Air Force’s apparent failure to send the criminal records of the airman behind Sunday’s mass killings to civilian authorities allowed him to obtain guns. Such reporting failings are widespread and longstanding. → Read More

Border Agency Set to Jumpstart Trump’s Wall in a Texas Wildlife Refuge

Customs and Border Protection indicates it will use its own funds to build 3-mile segment of wall amid one of the nation’s most cherished bird-watching locales. → Read More

Trump’s Wall: How Much Money Does the Government Have For It Now?

$20 million. That’s enough to cover the cost of seven miles of wall. → Read More

Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Pledge May Be At Risk With His Border Wall

Trump’s effort to buy American could become complicated because of the difficulties of acquiring material in the potentially hostile border wall zone. → Read More

Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Pledge May Be At Risk With His Border Wall

Current trade agreements mean foreign companies, including some big firms in Mexico, might well get in on the building of the president’s wall. → Read More