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Who Counts? All of Us, Says the Supreme Court.

April 11, 2016 | Erica Teasley Linnick

A unanimous decision by an oft-divided court just affirmed a bedrock principle of American democracy: the government represents everyone.

The Investigative Journalism Collaboration That Produced the Panama Papers

April 8, 2016 | Maria Teresa Ronderos, Algirdas Lipstas

The bombshell reports detailing how offshore companies enable financial secrecy were made possible by a global effort of hundreds of journalists working in tandem.

Students in Puerto Rico Defend Their Right to Affordable Education

April 7, 2016 | Karina Claudio Betancourt

As funding for education is slashed, students and professors in Puerto Rico are emerging as the frontline critics of austerity.

On International Roma Day, a Call for Courage and Clarity

April 7, 2016 | Zeljko Jovanovic

In the many events that take places around International Roma Day, we sometimes lose sight of the larger cause: self-determination and international unity.

The Message of the Panama Papers

April 6, 2016 | Julie McCarthy

The massive data leak reveals how vast amounts of wealth are secretly moved around the world. Now, political leaders must close the loopholes that allow this to happen.

Grantee Spotlight

Brazil Can Fight the Zika Virus with Better Public Policy

April 6, 2016 | Elisa Leilani Slattery

Instead of telling women not to get pregnant, Brazil should be implementing supports for them.

Health Funders and Grantees: Who Sets the Agenda?

April 5, 2016 | Jonathan Cohen

Frontline NGOs may not measure their impact in terms of infections averted or treated—yet they have become essential to donors who do.

In the EU, Media Portrayals of Ukraine Reveal Europe’s Own Self-Interests

April 1, 2016 | Graham Lee

Depictions of the crisis are often shaped by attitudes that have little to do with Ukraine itself.

A Push for Balanced Drug Policy Is Transforming Pain Relief in India

March 31, 2016 | Naomi Burke-Shyne

Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, founder of Pallium India, is working state by state with health care professionals to make palliative care more pervasive.

Grantee Spotlight

Dealing a Blow to Ukraine’s Soviet-Style Public Spending Corruption

March 29, 2016 | Gavin Hayman
An online transparency tool that pulls back the curtain on public procurements is already saving the government money.

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