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The proposed rule drew a blizzard of criticism from the financial industry. Here’s why commercial banks shouldn’t be able to make risky bets.

Gov. Rick Snyder’s ruthless austerity measures have made the state a bleak place to live, work  and go to school.

A famous indictment from a century ago aptly describes today’s corrupt legislative body.

The fierce campaign against whistle-blowers in Washington.

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

The coming big storms facing our planet can only be tackled by strong governments.

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.

Only a federal investigation can get to the bottom of what happened in the housing bubble—and get a fair deal for homeowners.

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

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Some of the hundreds of thousands of Mexican immigrants who were expelled from the United States after signing voluntary departure forms may be allowed to return and seek legal status

August 27, 2014

The stunning figure represents roughly a quarter of households of military members on active duty, the Reserves or the National Guard. 

August 22, 2014

Can the situation in Ferguson prompt accountability and oversight of law enforcement? 

August 15, 2014

In his new book, John Dean finally offers definitive answers to the questions “What did he know, and when did he know it?”
 

August 14, 2014

The president gets support for humanitarian efforts, but wise voices warn of mission creep.

August 11, 2014

Vitter’s report claims that environmental and public health foundations are responsible for spreading “bogus propaganda.”

August 6, 2014

Lawmakers say the CIA redacted “key facts” from a long-awaited investigation into the agency’s cruel interrogation tactics.

August 6, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on Morning Joe to discuss how Washington’s recent policy polls reflect American sentiments on the government’s role in leading the country in the wrong direction.

August 6, 2014

This magical, invisible line encapsulates an enduring myth of immigration policy—the idea that if you play by the rules and make an honest case for yourself and your patience will pay off.

August 4, 2014

“The CIA’s misconduct threatens the institution of the Senate and its role in ensuring the proper oversight of our government,” Senator Leahy says.

August 1, 2014