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With a new SEC regulation, no longer will big oil and mining companies be able to hide under-the-table payments to crooked Third World governments.

Goldman Sachs

City officials say social impact bonds are a smart way to raise revenue. But government watchdogs worry about creeping corporate influence.

Your security’s a joke (and you’re the butt of it).

America's military and intelligence infrastructures are about protecting people from terrorism, and little else.

In his Senate testimony, the JPMorgan CEO ludicrously defined any new trade to protect against “bad outcomes” as a hedge.

How Obama’s targeted killings, leaks and the Everything-Is-Classified State have fused.

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.

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Whether or not torture procured any clues leading to bin Laden’s death, Trump's birther base can obsess over it, magnifying every rumor out of all proportion.

May 5, 2011

With Osama gone, chairs Congressional Progressive Caucus join chairs emeritus of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus say bring the troops and the tax dollars home.

May 5, 2011

As Republicans pursue one of the most unpopular programs in recent memory, progressives have an opportunity to reset the terms of the debate.

May 3, 2011

The whole point of the American experiment was to rid ourselves of royalism. So how did we end up with so many monarchical governors?

April 29, 2011

Outside the cloistered confines of the Capitol Hill, and the few blocks of southern Manhattan where he is a hero, the Budget Committee chair is bombing.

April 28, 2011

He’s a Republican rock star in Washington. But the House Budget Committee chair’s tour of his home district is flopping as constituents say: "Hands Off Our Medicare!"

April 26, 2011

Republican members of the House and Senate are getting an earful at home from constituents who oppose attacks on Medicare and Medicaid and favor tax hikes for the rich. One GOP senator says they should avoid the fury by staying in DC.

April 25, 2011

A Democratic congressman tells the president to stop reading from GOP talking points and start borrowing a page from FDR.

April 25, 2011

Maine's Susan Collins is no liberal. But she is not about to back Ryan's plan to gut Medicare and Medicaid. Will other GOP senators be as honest in their assessment of a bad bill?

April 23, 2011

Eric on Smithsonian's Jazz anthology and Reed Richardson on the S&P's rating of the bond market.

April 22, 2011