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Instead of actually working to solve problems, the GOP is pursuing an ideological agenda that is nothing less than legislative malpractice.

Why are the Koch Brothers so reluctant to testify before Congress?

The former "killer lobbyist" and convicted felon explains that although it will be difficult, the system he exploited must be changed. 

It’s time to tackle the root problem: subservience to corporate and financial powers.

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Time to stop being cynical about corporate money in politics and start being angry.

Republicans in Congress are quietly killing the provisions of Obama’s stimulus act that have kept millions out of poverty.

Congress is technically on recess—but the Republican Congress is still holding symbolic meetings to prevent Obama's recess appointments.

The Obama administration has come up with a remarkable justification for going to war against Libya without the required Congressional approval.

As a young, Japanese-American child, I was held in an internment camp out of prejudice and war hysteria. America can't make the same mistake again.

The annual reauthorization of the Department of Defense contains unprecedented and dangerous language that gives the President virtually unchecked power to take the country to war and keep us there.

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Congress should always check and balance plans to support rebels in foreign conflicts. But thatrsquo;s especially true when 70 percent of Americans think it’s a bad idea.

June 18, 2013

The House backs faster withdrawal from Afghanistan and says new initiatives must be approved by Congress. But will Congress be as assertive regarding new military adventures?

June 17, 2013

With his proposal to jail Glenn Greenwald, the New York Republican recalls an ugly tradition of attacking freedom of the press.

June 14, 2013

For many students, college is synonymous with debt and financial stress—and it shouldn’t have to be.

June 13, 2013

The issue of student debt is not just a young person’s problem—it’s everyone’s problem.

June 13, 2013

Congress has a responsibility to check and balance surveillance abuses. It has failed up to this point. 

June 6, 2013

Libertarian Republicans and progressive Democrats are moving to restore privacy rights in light of revelations of Department of Justice threats to press freedom.

May 21, 2013

Lobbyists are winning top jobs in Congress and are poised to provide big legislative favors to their former employers. 

May 9, 2013

Meanwhile, Republicans oppose green cards for same-sex couples.

May 8, 2013

Air traffic controllers are back on the job, but a host of other issues haven't been solved.

April 26, 2013