Perhaps no year in living memory presented greater challenges and opportunities to the press than 2017, and Capital & Main was no exception. In response to the Trump presidency, we expanded our coverage well beyond California, while continuing to investigate the fault lines that undergird the nation’s most populous state. We also deepened our reporting on immigration, hate and white nationalism and climate change – issues that will define the Trump era. And we began a long-term commitment to examining business and social responsibility.
Here are 10 series and stories from 2017 that offer a window into how Capital & Main made sense of an extraordinary year in the history of our nation and state.
Perhaps no year in living memory presented greater challenges and opportunities to the press than 2017, and Capital & Main was no exception.
Co-published by Newsweek
Last month, when then-President-elect Donald Trump named fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor, many observers were left scratching their heads.
Co-published by International Business Times
Wrongful-termination lawsuits suggest the fast-food CEO’s company found women and veteran managers inconvenient.
Andrew Puzder oversaw the highest rate of federal job bias claims among big burger chains.
Capital & Main’s special series on Donald Trump’s polarizing pick to head the Department of Labor. Stories co-published by Newsweek, International Business Times, American Prospect and Fast Company
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