From Academics to Activists: Teachers Unions ‘Reimagine’ Spending Priorities

NEW GAI REPORT SHOWS WHERE THE MONEY GOES During the 2021 fiscal year, the two largest teachers unions in the US – the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) – collected approximately $575 million in dues from their members. How did they spend these funds? In past decades these funds

The Truth About Ukrainian Biolabs

When the invasion of Ukraine began, Russian leaders accused the U.S. of weaponizing deadly pathogens in Ukrainian biolabs near Russia’s borders. While the U.S. initially denied the claim, Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland admitted in a congressional hearing that biolabs do exist in Ukraine and that the U.S. has partnered with the country on

Commerce Department

Department of Cronyism: Inside Deals, Conflicts of Interest, and Chinese Connections

The latest investigative report from the Government Accountability Institute is a deep dive into the Commerce Department — it is a confluence of streams of money that fill a swamp of corruption and cronyism for insiders. The US Department of Commerce seldom grabs headlines or is the subject of stern congressionalrebukes. It does not find

Hat Trick: Peter Schweizer’s ‘Red-Handed’ Officially #1 on NYT Bestseller List

Just one week after its release, Peter Schweizer’s Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win is sitting at the top of the New York Times bestseller list —a hat trick for Schweizer, whose previous titles ‘Profiles in Corruption’ and ‘Secret Empires’ also achieved #1 status. Schweizer says this investigation was the “scariest” of his long,

Green Fog

Green Fog: The Coming Climate Change Bond Crisis

The Government Accountability Institute undertook a yearlong study of 40 major cities to find out if mayors’ apocalyptic projections about climate risks are factored into the interest rates on the municipal bonds their cities issue. We published this report as “Green Fog: The Coming Climate Change Bond Crisis — the Narrative vs. The Numbers.” The

EBT Fraud

Exclusive: New GAI Report on EBT Program’s Link To Terrorism and Fraud

Throughout the Great Recession, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program enrollment skyrocketed— and for good reason. Millions of Americans were unemployed, state and local governments were cutting public services, and vulnerable citizens needed help meeting basic needs, such as the ability to adequately feed their families. SNAP, also known as “food stamps,” provided relief. GAI investigated the

Wilbur Ross

GAI Exclusive Report: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Conflicts of Interest

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was allowed by ethics officials to maintain investments and other ties to a group of shipping firms. Many of the these firms’ clients specialize in industries greatly impacted by the Commerce Department’s policies, particularly the implementation of tariffs still to be negotiated largely by Ross and the Commerce Department. The Government