The news cycle has been a whirlwind. It’s hard enough for journalists — let alone the average reader — to keep up with the developments, which is part of why it’s easy for corporate media narratives to take root.

This week, The Lever team worked diligently to cut through all the spin about Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act. We exposed how Democratic lawmakers were never planning to eliminate a notorious Wall Street tax loophole, before they dropped that proposal entirely.

And we posed a basic question that more journalists should be asking: Why is ExxonMobil celebrating Democrats’ climate legislation? As we highlight below, there’s an obvious reason.

Read all about it in this week’s Lever Weekly, exclusively for supporting subscribers below.