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The Lever

Joseph Cox, Matthew Cunningham-Cook, Lucy Dean Stockton, Jared Jacang Maher, Julia Rock, Sam Knight, Adam H Johnson, The Lever, Rebecca Burns, Amos barshad, Frank Cappello, Keerti Gopal, Andrew Perez

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The writers behind this newsletter.

  • Joseph Cox
  • Matthew Cunningham-Cook

    Matthew covers labor, private equity, health care and the retirement crisis. He previously worked at the International Business Times and contributed to The Intercept.

  • Lucy Dean Stockton

    Lucy is a New York-based editor and reporter focused on climate and privatization. She previously worked at The Nation, More Perfect Union, and Insider.

  • Jared Jacang Maher

    Jared is an award-winning Denver-based producer. He has worked as an investigative reporter, features writer, and on TV, documentaries, and podcasts.

  • Julia Rock

    Julia covers corporate and political power. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Intercept, and the New York Times.

  • Sam Knight

    Reporter, editor and cofounder of The District Sentinel.

  • Adam H Johnson

    Co-host @citationspod and writer at

  • The Lever

    The Lever’s reporting, podcasts, videos, and live events focus on politics, business and corruption — and how money shapes and distorts economic and environmental policy.

  • Rebecca Burns

    Rebecca is a Chicago-based reporter, with award-winning investigations in outlets like Bloomberg Green, the Chicago Reader, ProPublica Illinois, and USA Today.

  • Amos barshad

    Amos Barshad is a journalist in New York and the author of No One Man Should Have All That Power: How Rasputins Manipulate The World.

  • Frank Cappello

    Frank is an award-winning writer and producer. His past work includes Billy on the Street, WTF with Marc Maron, published at BuzzFeed, and Earwolf Media.

  • Keerti Gopal

    Keerti is a New York-based climate journalist. She was a Fulbright Fellow and a Climate Initiative Fellow at the Solutions Journalism Network.

  • Andrew Perez

    Covering money and influence on politics, Andrew’s award-winning work has appeared in MapLight, International Business Times, ProPublica and HuffPost.

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