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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.

Chuck Hagel

Why did war hero Chuck Hagel get blocked, while Wall Street crony Jack Lew sailed through?

HIllary Clinton

She vowed to make women’s rights a cornerstone of US foreign policy. How did she do?

CIA

A secret CIA drone base, a blowback world and why Washington has no learning curve.

A former FCC commissioner points out that the agency can simply enforce a campaign finance disclosure requirement that’s already on the books.

Megaphone that reads Tax the Rich

The decline of the progressive income tax and the rise of inequality.

Blogs

Obama did do something of potentially great significance today: open the door for Congress to make the big changes that he won’t. 

January 17, 2014

The main difference between the Church Committee’s investigations of 1975–76 and the discussion of NSA spying now is that back then, the spooks stopped the abuses themselves.

January 17, 2014

A bipartisan group in Congress has introduced legislation to restore the critical protections of the Voting Rights Act following the Supreme Court’s decision.

January 16, 2014

Democratic senators warn new economic punishments are "a march towards war."

January 15, 2014

Early reports indicate that Congress may cut $9 billion from the federal food stamps program.

 

January 15, 2014

A court has struck down net neutrality protections. But the commission has the authority to undo the damage.

January 14, 2014

California Democrat who is retiring after forty years has been as steadfast as Ted Kennedy on fighting for a just society.

January 13, 2014

Congress should not surrender its role in shaping of trade agreements—or a fair economy.

January 10, 2014

According to the Republican senator, what we really need is a fuller embrace of “the American free enterprise system.”

January 8, 2014

A new bill would force federal agencies to be honest about how much they’re really making corporations pay.

January 8, 2014