Karen Brandeisky

4 Ways You Can Seek Back Pay for an Unpaid Internship

At ProPublica, we've heard from a lot of unpaid interns. You've told us about walking your boss's dogfact-checking for magazines and even doing the same work as federal prosecutors — all for little or no pay.

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Hypocrite in Chief? 5 Limits on NSA Spying that Senator Obama Supported But President Obama Opposes

When the House of Representatives recently considered an amendment that would have dismantled the NSA’s bulk phone records collection program, the White House swiftly condemned the measure. But only five years ago, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. was part of a group of legislators that supported substantial changes to NSA surveillance programs. Here are some of the proposals the president co-sponsored as a senator.

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