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The Camp Fire consumes homes and businesses on Nov. 8, 2018 as it ripped through Paradise, California.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

America’s Biggest Wildfire Profiteer Is Major Donor to Republicans Whose Policies Benefit His Business

Scientists say that post-fire logging makes future wildfires more likely, but Republicans with funding from the logging industry are trying to expand the practice.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

To Reassert Its Lost Power, Congress Must Join the 21st Century

An obscure congressional committee may help make Congress relevant again.

Opinion
Health Primary category in which blog post is published

These Corporations and Public Charities Funded the State Abortion Bans

A Sludge investigation has uncovered the sources of millions of dollars behind advocacy efforts to pass a slew of state abortion bans this year.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Richard Neal Tells Colleagues Not to Say ‘Medicare for All’ After Taking Checks from the Health Industry

Neal’s recent contributors include multiple companies represented in anti-Medicare for All lobbying group the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future.