Help

Nation Topics - Public Policy

Topic Page

Nation Topics - Public Policy

Articles

News and Features

Healthcare.gov

The failures, though painful, might force both Republicans and the Obama administration to compromise.

AT&T

Public interest organizations say deregulating phone service providers will hurt communities of color, but major civil rights groups are still in favor.

AT&T

As the company moves to Internet-based telephone service, it’s looking to shed regulatory obligations that benefit low-income Americans.

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).

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

Hilary Rosen

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

Finding the right “frame” will not magically change people’s attitudes about government. We must speaks to--and act on--our common goals.

By giving people a direct voice in shaping regulations, we can make agencies more responsive and accountable, and give citizens a direct stake in policy-making.

Blogs

A sharp new film investigates how the Kochs’ efforts to sell off our democracy are impacting public policies.

April 23, 2012

Georgia does its damndest to get to zero welfare recipients, and California decides whether poor pregnant women should receive aid before their third trimester.

April 20, 2012

Congress is debating various slash-and-burn proposals that would lead to privatization of the postal service. But it does not have to happen. The USPS is not broke. It ought to be renewed and expanded.

April 17, 2012

Fresno adopts a policy of seizing and destroying homeless residents' property and a local legal services non-profit fights back.

March 30, 2012

Republicans are right about the existance of a moral crisis in America, but they're wrong about its origins. 

March 28, 2012

What if the justices scrap healthcare reform as the Obama administration imagines it? What if they don't? Nurses say the healthcare crisis will still demand real reform.

March 27, 2012

The congressman’s moral rhetoric doesn't square with his cruel budget.

March 22, 2012

Widespread use of the Pill for family planning purposes has allowed women to flood the workforce.

March 14, 2012

The food stamp program is up for reauthorization and three new studies indicate what needs to be done if we want to protect and strengthen it.

March 2, 2012

The inspector general says Congressional demands have caused service to “significantly exceed” requirements for pre-funding benefits.

February 7, 2012