As a reporter covering unemployment, I thought I knew everything I needed to get by. Then I was laid off.
clioi spent 98 days chasing down my unemployment. if i hadn't reported on the issue and had access to policy experts/lawyers who insisted i was eligible, i would have given up my claim a long time ago. i'm sure many do.
The Department of Labor confirmed to VICE that workers who refuse to return to work out of a general fear for their safety will lose their CARES Act unemployment benefits.
cliosome Republican states are planning on reopening businesses (like gyms and bowling alleys) early.
if people refuse to return to those jobs out of general safety concerns, it could cost them their CARES Act unemployment insurance
Jonathan lost his job in America. Daniel isn't working in Germany. Their governments are handling things completely differently.
clioi profiled two workers, one in the US and one in Germany, about how the first month of their recession has gone. one has healthcare and his paycheck will be subsidized by the government. the other has been calling unemployment lines every day for a month.
In the moment when the working class needs them the most, the Democratic party is leaving people behind.
cliodemocrats should be raging for universal health care, job guarantees, and rent relief.
yet in a historic moment of unprecedented need, the party is barely putting up a fight. i wrote about the vacuum in democratic leadership
They carry and defray the city’s tension as the coronavirus crisis takes hold.
clio“I love helping people; that’s why I’m here. I wanna speak with them. They know me, I know them. I know what they need."
a beautiful photo-essay of frontline grocery store workers who are keeping the country fed
Progressive New Yorkers say Lis Smith's work for the IDC colored their impressions of the Buttigieg campaign.
cliowhile Pete Buttigieg calls for unity, his senior aide Lis Smith consulted for the IDC, one of New York's most divisive groups. i spoke to progressive New Yorkers about this underreported aspect of her bio
America is so far gone, we have to go to Luna to find the girl next door. Specifically, I have gone to the Clinton Hill apartment that Luna, a 90-pound dog, shares with her owners, Jia Tolentino and Andrew Daley.
cliosure @jiatolentino and her book are good and all but i wanted to know how her dog Luna gets it all done. here’s my profile
Beto O’Rourke's hiring of Jeff Berman is the latest step his presidential campaign has taken away from the insurgent energy of his Senate run.
cliojeff berman, beto’s newest hire, is most famous for his arcane delegate knowledge that helped obama win the 2008 primary. often overlooked is his work lobbying for the GEO Group and the Keystone XL pipeline
In February, a little more than a week after she officially announced she was running for president, Elizabeth Warren rolled out a sweeping proposal to make high-quality child care accessible to every family in the country by levying a tax on the...
clio“She knows where the bodies of capitalism are buried and is not going to keep the conspiracy hushed up," @Econ_Marshall.
I dug into Elizabeth Warren's campaign, the world she is trying to build with her policies, and whether anyone will care, for @Jezebel
The mayor of New York City was once a hero on the left. His inability to rouse interest in a run says a lot about him as a politician—as well as the current anxieties of the Democratic Party.
clioi went long on why the idea of once-rising left star Bill De Blasio running for president is universally seen as a joke today, and what that might say about post-Trump Democratic politics in 2020
Wesley Yang has made his name as one of the preeminent Asian-American essayists in the country. In 2008, the literary journal n+1 published the piece that helped launch his career, “The Face of Seung Hui-Cho,” a soul-baring essay in which Yang...
clioi reviewed wesley yang's book for @Jezebel and dove into (some) of the ways in which our media ecosystem is too white and too male to sniff out oppressive patriarchal norms clothed in the language of racial grievances
As we near the one-year mark of the public accusations against Harvey Weinstein—that he serially assaulted women; that he used his power to avoid any consequences for doing so—and the subsequent spread of the nationwide #MeToo movement, we are also...
A proposal to integrate New York City’s top public high schools would be a boon to black and Latinx students—and a disaster for Asians.
clioi spent the summer speaking to students about their experience in NY specialized high schools and am grateful they shared their stories with me
here's my piece about Asian-American political identity and the messy crux they sit in the integration debate