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Mitt Romney

In his Bain years, the GOP nominee helped fashion Monsanto into a biotech giant. What would the notorious purveyor of genetically modified foods get from a Romney presidency?

Occupy Debt

Bereft of their big tent at Zuccotti Park, activists have found a unifying theme in debt.

Can Debt Spark a Revolution?

If Occupy evolves into a debt resistance movement, the results could be explosive.

A devastating report reveals the predatory practices behind the $150 billion private student-lending industry.

Never Mind Super PACs: How Big Business Is Buying the Election

Thanks to Citizens United, US and foreign corporations can secretly spend millions on political campaigns under the cover of trade associations.

The US Chamber of Commerce's Multimillion-Dollar Attack Plan

The nation’s top business lobby has built up a huge war chest for conservatives. But has it crossed the legal line?

Coffee shop in Vietnam

Corporate sponsorship is undermining a wide network of democratic, farmer-owned co-ops.

Romney and his kind turned much of our economy into a betting parlor—how did he ever become a serious candidate for the presidency?

Will the EPA Force Chemical Plants to Go Safe?

One in three Americans are put in danger by chemical facilities. The EPA has the authority to require safer processes.

As a bookseller, Amazon has left no corner of the publishing world untouched. What will happen as it ventures into publishing original content?

 

Blogs

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

John Nichols appeared on All In With Chris Hayes to discuss the upcoming vote to unionize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

February 14, 2014

Female CEOs are consistently paid less than male ones. What have they done to deserve less pay?

February 5, 2014

Among the first challengers of the "free trade" fantasy were farmers, fisherfolk, peasants and indigenous peoples. John Kinsman was their comrade and champion.

January 26, 2014

Currently commercial marijuana retailers have virtually no access to banks--but Attorney General Eric Holder says that might be about to change.

January 24, 2014

More than 200 internal documents implicate a garment factory used by Walmart, Macy’s, JCPenney and Kohl’s.

January 23, 2014

Sixteen states and 500 communities have demanded an amendment to the US Constitution. Twenty fourteen will be a year of action.

January 21, 2014

Meanwhile, officials have cleared two-thirds of affected residents' water as safe to drink.

January 16, 2014