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Senate Dems should restore the practice to its proper function: as a tool for public dissent, rather than unchecked, covert obstruction.

How to get yourself to the edge of the fiscal abyss and not jump. 

The recovery could be an opportunity to realign our relationship with the natural world.

Buck McKeon

Plagued by ethical troubles, the “poster boy for pay to play politics” and Pentagon BFF is finally facing a competitive election.

The Wisconsin senate candidate rejects the idea of corporate personhood.

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.


The State Department is really worried about the next WikiLeaks document dump, and rightly so. It could expose how the US looks the other way when "allies" engage in acts that our government supposedly condemns.

November 26, 2010

 Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower set an activist standard with their Thanksgiving Proclamations. Obama should emulate it.

November 25, 2010

Minnesota senator seeks a Department of Justice investigation into manipulation of NBC by Comcast.

November 24, 2010

Cutting taxes for millioniares doesn't create jobs or spur business growth. It just widens the gap between the rich and the rest of us. Who says? Millionaires who actually care about America.

November 22, 2010

Several senators still have uncertain positions on the DREAM Act.

November 19, 2010

Fiscal Commission member Rep. Jan Schakowsky "gets" that working families should not bear the overwhelming majority of the burden for putting the nation's fiscal house in order.

November 19, 2010

With Republicans threatening on orgy of partisan excess in the new Congress, an aggressive and determined Democrat want to take over as the ranking member of the House committee charged with oversight of the Obama administration. "We cannot simply stand by idly and hope that such a reckless approach to the use of the power of the chair will not happen, especially since it is not only being promised, but demonstrated by the person who will hold the gavel," says Kucinich.

November 18, 2010

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will now be House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, as Democratic leader wins by 3-1 margin in caucus vote.

November 17, 2010

The Speaker will remain Democratic leader. Now she is going to have to take the lead in sorting out the Congressional response to the messy case of a veteran Democrat.

November 16, 2010

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is ready to fight for a progressive alternative to proposals to slash Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

November 15, 2010