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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.

Blogs

Or will it encourage fraud?

April 2, 2012

We must recognize how much we’ve accomplished while keeping our sights on everything that still needs to be addressed. 

March 26, 2012

With millions still on the verge of losing their homes, why is the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency standing in the way of solutions for the housing crisis? 

March 21, 2012

A year and a half after Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, the Federal Reserve still refuses to block the Capitol One mergers.

February 15, 2012

Schneiderman not about to let himself be co-opted for Obama’s re-election bid.

January 31, 2012

If Newt Gingrich does make it into the White House, he will have a “direct and personal debt” to billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

January 30, 2012

It's not Romney’s fault that he pays lower taxes than cops and teachers. It’s his fault that he wants to keep it that way.

January 24, 2012

How can Americans overturn corporate influence in government?

January 20, 2012

That Romney laid off workers should not be treated as a bad thing. That Romney opposes a social safety net for the workers he laid off should. 

January 13, 2012

How can we stop money from running our elections?

January 9, 2012