T. J. Raphael is The Takeaway's Digital Content Editor. Before joining The Takeaway, T. J. was Senior Editor of FOLIO: Magazine and FOLIOMag.com. There she covered the evolving media landscape, technology, economics, social media, apps, publishing and marketing.
As a staff reporter for The Legislative Gazette, based in the New York state capital, T. J. covered Constitutional law, Congressional elections and the New York State Legislature. She's also been a contributing writer to The Village Voice in New York City, and a general assignment reporting intern for the New York Daily News where she covered everything from entertainment to crime.
Her work has been cited by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, The Economist and The Washington Post, among others. She graduated with honors from Purchase College with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a minor in Political Science.
Jeffrey Rosen, a professor of law at George Washington University and president of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, says President Donald Trump was acting within his authority when he dismissed FBI director James Comey.
During a hearing on Capitol Hill on Monday, it was revealed that both former President Barack Obama and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates warned the Trump administration about Gen. Michael Flynn.
From June 2015 to June 2016, police arrested more young people in Orange County than Miami-Dade County, where the population is nearly double. Nearly 64 percent of those incarcerated are black boys.
Entire villages in Kenya have been receiving a basic income through a charity program, there's a small test initiative in the Netherlands, India is considering it, and Canada is rolling out a basic income pilot program in several cities in Ontario this summer. But it’s Finland that may be the farthest along.
On the floor of this big-box home improvement store in east San Jose, shoppers can interact with a white plastic pillar that is touchscreen-enabled and speaks directly to users.
On Monday, the US Department of Agriculture announced that it now plans to roll back school lunch standards dealing with sweetened milk, sodium and whole grains, among other things.
On Saturday, a police officer in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs shot 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, a high school freshman, through the passenger side window of a car. The officers were responding to calls of underage drinking at a house party.
Loyalty Day is newly controversial this year — but it's not new at all.
President Trump has announced plans to try and make major changes to the tax code. But he has a lot of work to do to get it done.
The influx of refugees and immigrants over the last decade reflects Buffalo's pro-immigrant stance, and has also made the Buffalo Public School System the most language diverse in the state.