Andy Kroll
  • Programs: TomDispatch, The Investigative Fund, Writers

    Andy Kroll is an investigative journalist living in Washington, DC. He works for Mother Jones magazine, and is an associate editor at TomDispatch. His writing has been published at AlterNet, The Nation, Salon,,, Truthout, The Detroit News, and a number of other publications.


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Featured Work
  • Tomgram: Andy Kroll, How the Wisconsin Uprising Got Hijacked
  • The results of Tuesday's elections are being heralded as the final chapter in the story of the populist uprising that burst into life last year in the state capital of Madison. The Cheddar Revolution, so the argument goes, was buried in a mountain of ballots. But that burial ceremony may prove premature...

  • Tomgram: Andy Kroll, Occupy Wall Street's Political Victory in Ohio
  • on the evening of November 8th, Occupy Wall Street, the populist uprising built on economic justice and corruption-free politics that’s spread like a lit match hitting a trail of gasoline, notched its first major political victory, and in the unlikeliest of places: Ohio...

  • Tomgram: Andy Kroll, America's Lost Decade
  • In recent months, a blizzard of new data, the hardest of hard numbers, has laid bare the dilapidated condition of the American economy, and particularly of the once-mighty American middle class. Each report sparks a flurry of news stories and pundit chatter, but never much reflection on what it all means now that we have just enough distance to look back on the first decade of the twenty-first century and see how Americans fared in that turbulent period...

  • Welcome to the United States of Austerity
  • Polluted water, smoggy skies, crumbling bridges, less education funding, more unhealthy Americans: the impact of the debt deal's massive cuts.

  • Tomgram: Andy Kroll, The 60-Year Unemployment Scandal
  • Like the country it governs, Washington is a city of extremes. In a car, you can zip in bare moments from northwest District of Columbia, its streets lined with million-dollar homes and palatial embassies, its inhabitants sporting one of the nation's lowest jobless rates, to Anacostia, a mostly forgotten neighborhood in southeastern D.C. with one of the highest unemployment rates anywhere in America...

  • Tomgram: Andy Kroll, Welcome to the McJobs Recovery
  • Think of it as a parable for these grim economic times. On April 19th, McDonald's launched its first-ever national hiring day, signing up 62,000 new workers at stores throughout the country. For some context, that's more jobs created by one company in a single day than the net job creation of the entire U.S. economy in 2009...

Featured Video
  • Andy Kroll on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, December 22, 2011
  • Andy Kroll on MSNBC: Why Obama Is on a Fundraising Blitz, December 2, 2011
  • Andy Kroll talks about faultily filed foreclosures on Democracy Now!, October 1, 2010
  • Andy Kroll on Mitt Romney And Rick Santorum Gaffe-Fest on Countdown with Keith Olbermann