Oliver Lazarus is an associate producer for The Takeaway. He comes to New York by way of St. Louis, where he graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, not to be confused with his hometown of Washington, DC. He began at the show as an intern, and his transition to full-time marked the end of a multi-year career of college internships in journalism, politics, and international affairs. At The Takeaway, Oliver produces stories and series on everything from Southern sounds, to the U.S. bail system, to smart cities.
When it comes to his sentence, many believe bias played a role — Judge Presky attended the same alma mater as convicted sex offender Brock Turner.
Breen stops short of saying that America’s military generals would perform a kind of coup, but he does say that the entire US national security apparatus would go into a state of panic under a President Trump.
Though Sanders is down overall, the Bernie camp is looking towards Arizona, Idaho, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington State, where voters will cast their ballots next week.
Imagine that your job is captioning a presidential debate in which five candidates and a moderator are talking over each other. To millions of people. In real time.
Opposition research — it's that package that shows up in the mail of this week's political thriller. Will she use it, or won't she? But that research has to come from somewhere — and these are the people who do it.
Bernie Sanders did astonishingly well among young people in the Iowa Caucuses. And that's no accident.
People in Flint, Michigan, are rightly concerned about the quality of their water. But, it turns out, there are really few safeguards for any Americans.
Only 3 percent of students at top colleges come from the lowest 25 percent of incomes — and that's largely because of schools' admissions processes. In comparison, 72 percent of the students come from the top 25 percent.
Despite violent crimes, any changes to US gun laws remains stubbornly out of reach. But what if people saw the damage wrought with these guns?
After testing discovered high levels of lead in the Flint, Michigan, public water supply, the Michigan declared a state of emergency.