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Justice Department

In the name of homeland security, the US has spent seven years and untold dollars silencing one man.

In his film, Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill unveils America's extrajudicial, covert, transcontinental battlefield. 

Afghanistan

America’s covert warfare—a bizarre form of unconscious wish fulfillment—warrants Scahill’s unembedded, dogged, independent reporting.

His next appointee for FCC chair could determine whether robber barons consolidate their domination of the public discourse.

Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins pulled off a huge upset in a state legislative race by showing that he cared.

The NSA Four reveal how a toxic mix of cronyism and fraud blinded the agency before 9/11.

Jamie Dimon

JPMorgan Chase gamed the system to hide risky trades. Will Congress let them go free?

Sherrod Brown

The Democratic senator is introducing legislation to break them up, but he’s in an uphill battle—against not only the GOP but his own party.

General Electric

The tax savings of 19 US companies that park their money abroad would be more than enough to cover the $85 billion sequester cuts.

Janet Napolitano

Few are asking the hard questions about what security we actually need—and how to keep track of the billions of dollars that the government pours into it.

Blogs

Whatever setback they’ve encountered, poor people don’t need more “incentives” to lift themselves out of poverty.

April 9, 2014

What is the point of congressional oversight if the committee charged with it allows itself to be pushed around by the agency it oversees?

April 8, 2014

Lopez’s acts of mass violence distinguish him from his fellow service members; still, he appears to have shared with many others the experience of coming home to a country unprepared to meet his needs.

April 3, 2014

The neverending story of a nonexistent conspiracy.

April 3, 2014

Only one year removed from a pension-funding crisis, companies are getting a pass.

April 3, 2014

A new bill in Congress calls on universities to pro-actively address harassment, or risk losing federal funds.

April 2, 2014

DC insiders may not be “all in” for South Dakota's Rick Weiland, but a key senator is hailing his candidacy.

March 27, 2014

Washington can’t quite understand a South Dakota Democrat’s energetic, anti-big money Senate campaign.

March 26, 2014

They're using the Ukraine crisis to push for expedited approval of US natural gas exports.

March 25, 2014

This showdown can‘t be ignored. At stake is whether the CIA is accountable to the Congress and the law.

March 18, 2014