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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.

Poultry worker

The USDA proposes to increase line speed in poultry plants, but the debate is only about food safety. What about the workers?

The key to making America safer is not to increase military spending but rather to do the exact opposite.

In the 1990s, targeted killing was highly controversial. Today, the practice is barely questioned. What happened in between?

Hilary Rosen

Her firm, SKD Knickerbocker, sells its perceived access to the White House, while lobbying for corporate tax breaks and for-profit colleges.

Ben Bernanke

It’s now the only governing institution that understands the depths of the economic crisis.

Blogs

Senator Sanders proposes two bills to get things right. Will Congress act or will it fail vets again?

May 25, 2014

There are good reasons to slow down the VA “accountability” act. 

May 23, 2014

A host of troubling policies, including the prosecution of record numbers of journalists and whistleblowers, are proliferating unchecked.

May 20, 2014

The Republican leadership is poised once again to back away from immigration reform, rather than take on the far right.

May 20, 2014

Christie’s former top political aide and the governor’s spokesman dispute each other’s recollections.

May 16, 2014

There's a reason corporations want the TPP negotiations secret—it wouldn’t pass otherwise.

May 15, 2014

The FCC has opened a debate on Net Neutrality. Activists must raise an outcry to assure it does not lead to a pay-to-play Internet.

May 14, 2014

Currently, 39 states and Puerto Rico subsidize the entertainment business to the tune of about $1.5 billion. Yet many of these agreements lack concrete mandates to direct how companies use taxpayer money in the local economy

May 14, 2014

A bill considered among the strongest of several competing bids to curb government spying has passed a major legislative hurdle—but not without significant trimming. 

May 8, 2014

Forget holding a vote: GOP leadership won’t even allow a hearing on long-term jobless benefits inside the Capitol. 

May 6, 2014