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Why did the defense giant award a lobbyist a $500,000 bonus just weeks before he became a Congressional staffer shaping military policy?

The nearly $1 trillion national security budget.

Several cities in the United States, including Chicago, prepare for upcoming protests and major conventions with unprecedented levels of security.

Sherrod Brown

Senator Sherrod Brown has been a leader in taking on the big banks, and now the Chamber of Commerce is retaliating.

Postal service

It’s smart politics—the PO is popular, and could be a great community aid in the digital era.

Roger Williams

The founder of Providence was the first to see that religious freedom, and separation of church and state, was intimately connected with political freedom.
 

The USDA proposes to increase the line speed at poultry plants, which could endanger employees who already work long hours doing repetitive hand motions.

Legislators who are leaving the corporate front group ALEC deserve applause.

Blogs

Is it too much to ask—is it anything to ask at all—that the president nominate judges who share his values?

February 25, 2014

Amid the push for a more progressive New York, City Council wrestles with complicated questions about how to divvy up power.

February 25, 2014

Like his father before him, the retiring congressman kept proposing single-payer healthcare. It’s still the best idea.

February 24, 2014

Congress continues to debate changes to the military justice system after decades of scandals, investigatory panels and trials have failed to stem the sexual assault epidemic. 

February 24, 2014

It is time to call out politicians who use the authority of government to weaken existing unions and to thrwart the right to organize.

February 22, 2014

But, strangely, not a word was said about Bridgegate or the other scandals plaguing the New Jersey governor.

February 20, 2014

The move to protect Social Security is a huge victory for liberals inside and outside of Congress. 

February 20, 2014

A properly implented FTT can benefit the economy from top to bottom.

February 19, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office is out of step with most economists on job loss projections as a result of a minimum wage hike. 

February 18, 2014

Americans can and should say "no" to the consolidation of communications.

February 14, 2014