Stories by Andrew Gumbel

Andrew Gumbel has worked as a foreign correspondent in Europe, the Middle East and the US and is the author of several books, including Oklahoma City: What The Investigation Missed – And Why It Still Matters, and his latest, Down for the Count: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America subscribe to Andrew Gumbel's feed

Posted on: Jul 29, 2016, Source: The New Press

Billionaires now sponsor presidential candidates (or run for president themselves) the way Renaissance popes and princes once patronized artists.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Affluenza shielded the bizarre one percenter from accountability for 3 murders, until now.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Walkout in California aims to bring attention to low staffing levels, patient neglect and claims that some are forced to wait weeks for treatment.

Posted on: May 1, 2014, Source: The Guardian

A new report is so full of distortions, it might just pave the way to an actual trial based on real evidence.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2014, Source: Los Angeles Review of Books

The byzantine criminal trial in Italy is just business as usual.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2013, Source: Los Angeles Review of Books

The cruel rise of solitary confinement in America.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2008, Source:

Some key Obama strongholds are close to a standstill as record numbers of voters cast their ballots.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2008, Source: The Nation

The GOP attack machine isn't dead yet, but the wheels have started coming off.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2008, Source: The Nation

The Bush Administration's strategy on voting rights was to reverse the civil rights movement's gains.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2007, Source: The Independent UK

Why the new measures have even some anti-smoking activists alarmed.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2007, Source: The Independent UK

A look at the White House's plans to cut death row inmates' right of appeal.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2007, Source: Independent UK

What are the effects of the Bush administration's systematic thwarting of efforts to fight climate change?

Posted on: Nov 8, 2006, Source: Huffington Post

Karl Rove's dream of ushering in a generation of Republican rule is officially dead. What now?

Posted on: Jul 20, 2006, Source: The Nation

Ohio is once again the most likely candidate for another election debacle in the November general elections.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2006, Source: Truthdig

Thanks to the efforts of a handful of dogged investigators, the FBI's own paperwork is beginning to seriously contradict the official version of the attack. And more is being revealed all the time.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Americans cling to an idealized image of our political integrity, but a look at how we run our elections tells a very different tale.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2005, Source: LA CityBeat

The government has proven it has no plan for disaster relief -- not in Louisiana, not in L.A. or New York, not anywhere.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2004, Source: The Independent UK

Voting machines have already begun to break down, accusations of systematic voter suppression and fraud are rampant, and thousands of lawyers have flocked to court to cry foul in half a dozen states.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2004, Source: The Independent UK

Pregnant chads, vanishing voters... the 2000 election was a fiasco in the Sunshine State. You'd think they'd want to get it right this time – but the democratic process is more flawed than ever.

Posted on: May 5, 2004, Source: The Independent UK

Is Michael Moore truly a victim of corporate muzzling, or is he deliberately creating a controversy where little or none exists to generate publicity for his film?