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Too many for-profit colleges leave their students mired in debt and facing grim job prospects. So why doesn’t the government turn off the tap?

On paper, the influence-peddling business is drying up. But lobbying money is flooding into Washington, DC, like never before. What’s going on?

Lockheed Martin

The biggest defense contractors are reaping profits off taxpayer dollars—whatever the mood of the moment.

The man renowned as an anti-tax ideologue is actually a typical K Street operator.

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

Ballot

As campaigns against the right-wing group continue, we must fight its sabotaging of voting rights across the country.

Mitt Romney

With the 2012 elections projected to be the priciest ever, we must rein in the billions of influence-peddling dollars flowing toward Washington.

The former "killer lobbyist" and convicted felon explains that although it will be difficult, the system he exploited must be changed. 

When Republicans won complete legislative control of many states last year, ALEC was right there with model legislation to help them push through a radical right-wing agenda.

With a severely dysfunctional election system overly dependent on private cash, the control of the entire House could be in the hands of a few Democrats in safe seats.

Blogs

The turn in American firearms culture from the province of sportsman to one of macho revenge fantasies started in the 1960s.

January 9, 2013

As the Senate moves to consider reforms to restore a talking filibuster, lobbyists who thrive on secrecy and corporate obstruction fight back. 

January 9, 2013

Enough is enough: we must wrest control of public safety policy from gun manufacturers. 

January 4, 2013

Americans are flocking to the stores to hoard weapons in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, and those sales are enriching the NRA.

December 24, 2012

ALEC is playing lobbyist match-maker with state regulators to push an anti-environmental agenda.

December 19, 2012

The site of Friday’s massacre is also headquarters for a main gun lobbyist. 

December 17, 2012

Governor Rick Snyder ignored the interests of Michigan workers to please his corporate backers. 

December 17, 2012

An offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement has responded to the Connecticut massacre, calling for gun control policies that will save lives. 

December 17, 2012

The National Rifle Association has successfully stymied any effort to regulate gun ownership, but whom do they really represent?

December 14, 2012

What caused Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s political 180 on anti-labor legislation?

December 13, 2012