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Obama in a camera's viewfinder

The president's inaugural address touched all the important bases, except one.

In the aftermath of a superstorm, Americans are finally waking up to global warming. 

Barack Obama

In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.

Disguised by its billionaire backers as campaign finance reform, California’s Proposition 32 would destroy the political power of unions.

The Court’s next project: saving Wall Street from Dodd-Frank.

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?

Healthcare Advocates: Time To Bury the Hatchet

As a former insurance flack, I know progressive infighting over Obamacare will play right into the industry's hands.

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, but in other recent decisions has also guaranteed that corporations will have even more power to shape public debate about the issue.

The depressing defeat of the recall suggests that “money power” cannot be easily thwarted, even by determined “people power.”

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

February 27, 2014

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

February 21, 2014

Members of Business Roundtable, a corporate lobby advocating for cuts to retirees’ benefts, have retirement acounts more than 1,200 times the size of the median American worker's. 

November 19, 2013

Big business used to buy into the center-left consensus. Then, suddenly, it didn’t. 

November 13, 2013

A previously unknown “secret bank” funds massive projects to overturn Obamacare, mangle Social Security and advance austerity.

September 12, 2013

As labor and civil rights groups demonstrate, watchdog groups seek federal and state inquiries.

August 8, 2013

Just give free-market ideology a few seconds of your time and you, too, can join the 1 percent!

July 16, 2013

As Google and other tech giants gain weight in Washington, the gap between values and political value seems to be widening.

July 12, 2013

Publicly traded companies should have to disclose their political giving, for the good of investors and the campaign finance system.

January 8, 2013

Republicans, meet your real master. Over 60 percent of Grover Norquist’s budget comes from just two billionaire-backed nonprofits. 

November 27, 2012