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Pentagon

Despite the uproar over reductions to defense funding, less than 1 percent of the Pentagon's beefy $550 billion budget will be cut this year. 

Robert MacLean

Robert MacLean, a US Air Marshal fired for allegedly leaking sensitive government documents, is just trying to get his job back. For the rest of us, his case has much more profound implications. 

Federal Reserve

This 100-year-old antique is undemocratic, too close to elite banking interests and often blind to the economic conditions that affect most Americans.

State of the Union

Only continued pressure from grassroots activists will force Washington to do the right thing.

Paul Ryan

Amy Treptow came to Washington to tell her story of climbing out of poverty. Some elected officials were more interested than others. 

Foreclosed house

E-mails obtained through a FOIA request reveal the extraordinary access SIFMA had to Federal Housing Finance Administration officials.

War on Poverty

The deepening crisis today demands an effort as ambitious as the one launched fifty years ago this week. 

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

There’s more work to be done, but this was a big win for democracy.

Verizon court order

A bipartisan bill would end the NSA’s bulk data collection as we know it.

Blogs

A Dickensian year when food stamps were cut and bankers got everything they wanted

December 24, 2014

The USPS will deliver 15.5 billion pieces of mail this season. Yet it is threatened by devastating closures and cuts.

December 23, 2014

“It is unacceptable that the Defense Department continues to waste massive amounts of money,” Sanders argues.

December 18, 2014

A review of the Obama administration's deportation practices reveals flagrant disregard for the law, and even human life.

December 17, 2014

The history of US-Cuban relations in the last fifty-five years is the history of the loss of American prestige.

December 17, 2014

Doesn’t our acknowledgment of the abuse prove our fundamental decency?

December 15, 2014

Alexander Cockburn, Jonathan Schell and others on “the habit of torture,” baked into society itself.

December 15, 2014

Out of the Senate debate over another sellout to the big banks comes the clarion call for a new populist politics.

December 14, 2014

The congressional showdown has given us an exciting glimpse of what the future might look like if they lead the way for a liberal insurgency.

December 12, 2014

Yoo’s “torture memo“ was part of a Bush administration conspiracy to violate the federal torture act.

December 12, 2014