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Barack Obama Penny Pritzker

Penny Pritzker's nomination shows how financiers keep being rewarded even as the country suffers the financial crisis they wrought.

Capitol Hill building

Disclosures reveal that corporations and lobbying firms award six-figure bonuses to staff who leave to take powerful positions on Capitol Hill.

Wall Street

Battalions of regulatory lawyers burrowed deep in the federal bureaucracy to foil reform.

A history of how risk management profits from manufacturing new forms of uncertainty and insecurity.

As change nips at the edges of the Bronx, the borough’s iconic auto-glass workers continue their daily street-dance.

Walmart

The charges form the crux of a federal discrimination lawsuit that goes to trial this month.

Pills

How Republicans and industry profiteers are targeting high school students, welfare applicants and the unemployed.

Comcast Center

In her book Captive Audience, Susan Crawford shows how media giants exert a stranglehold over consumers and government.
 

David Stockman

 Reagan's former budget director's outrage over crony capitalism and bank bailouts is right on, but the pundits don't like it.

Cash register

Surveys demonstrate remarkably progressive attitudes on everything from taxation to regulation to the environment.

Blogs

And it increases the chances that you'll be on the hook for another bailout.

April 2, 2014

FIfty-five years after the consumer rights advocate published his first article ridiculing the auto industry for negligence, Congress is investigating another scandal. 

April 1, 2014

The real goal of the TTIP is to weaken the power of citizens to defend themselves against corporate abuses.

March 24, 2014

Policies favored by tech-industry titans tend to leave the economic privileges of the powerful unchecked, while penciling in a little welfare capitalism for the poor.

March 11, 2014

A new US trade representative is a former lobbyist pushing for limits on Internet freedom and draconian intellectual property policy.

February 27, 2014

Chris Hayes introduces the latest victim of hydraulic fracking: an ExxonMobil CEO and his super-rich friends. 

February 25, 2014

Lax safety standards prevent OSHA from investigating the majority of oil-field accidents.

February 25, 2014

Lee Fang visits Democracy Now! to discuss “The Shadow Lobbying Complex,” his latest feature for The Nation.

February 21, 2014

The merger would be bad for consumers, bad for our free press and bad for democracy. 

February 20, 2014

Ohio's official lethal injection cocktail came under fire after a grisly execution in January.

February 20, 2014