What The Lever Reported This Week:

The Company Salivating Over The Medicaid DisasterAs Medicaid redeterminations start up after a long COVID pause, little-known contractor Maximus stands to majorly benefit.

New Bill Could Stop Fox News’ Defamation Tax WriteoffInspired by The Lever’s reporting, Congressman Brendan Boyle introduced legislation to stop Fox from deducting the cost of its $787 million payout over its election lies.

Investor Exits DeSantis Fundraiser To Avoid Pay-To-Play IssueA Wall Street titan with Florida pension business withdraws from the governor’s fundraiser after questions from The Lever.

Remaining “Calm” About Climate Change Will Kill UsAnyone insisting that you “calm down” about climate change is living in denial about the catastrophes at our doorstep.

YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Rainforest In Revival Also, private equity loses out, schools get some dough, Sonic the Hedgehog gets a union, and more.

Stuff To Watch Or Listen To:

LEVER TIME: The Stealth Supreme Court Rulings No One Is Talking AboutDavid Sirota interviews Stephen Vladeck about the Supreme Court’s secretive “Shadow Docket.”

THE AUDIT: School Is Out With Wyatt CenacFor the final Audit episode on PragerU, the team reminisces about their favorite “lessons” from the propaganda machine.

MOVIES VS. CAPITALISM: Dude, Where’s My Car? (w/ Devon Young)The MVC team discusses the bizarre 2000s comedy and the phenomenon of “male amnesia.”

LEVER TIME PREMIUM: Norman Solomon On America’s Invisible WarsIn a bonus episode for supporting subscribers, David Sirota speaks with the famed media critic about his new book War Made Invisible.