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The most important vote of the 112th Senate will likely be its first.

Lawrence Summers should be fired for the part he played in bringing about the financial crisis that cost so many Americans their jobs.

It’s hard to get charged up for a fight on behalf of net “neutrality.” But decisions made now about how we communicate online could warp every political debate in the future.

If Obama's appointees to the National Labor Relations Board are confirmed, the agency could offer workers more protections than the Employee Free Choice Act.

Government regulators could insist that mortgage lenders take significant steps to stem the foreclosure crisis--but so far they've refused to.

Bad peanuts and killer spinach: that's the food story of 2009. But in the coming months we may see a huge turning point in the fight for safety.

Bolstered by Congressional support, the FTC flexes its muscles.

Censorship is a really dirty word.

Research subjects in developing countries--often the poorest, the sickest and with the fewest options--become more vulnerable.

As we struggle for media democracy, let's take encouragement from the early actions of the FCC.

Blogs

A new study suggests air pollution near fracking sites may be worse than previously estimated—putting workers and local residents at increased risk of cancer, birth defects and other major health problems.

November 10, 2014

This year’s midterms raised the minimum wage in four states and two cities across the country—now it’s time to make sure those wages get paid.

November 7, 2014

Taxi and livery drivers suffer homicide rates twenty to thirty times higher than other occupations.

October 24, 2014

The Department of Justice won't investigate shocking claims made earlier this year.

July 10, 2014

The Supreme Court decided Thursday to end President Obama’s ability to make recess appointments.

June 26, 2014

A heightened credible fear standard would particularly impact immigrants who are detained at the border and subjected to “expedited removal."

June 3, 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

The FCC is mistaken—and democracy is threatened—when commissioners fail to embrace their authority to protect a free and open Internet. 

April 24, 2014

A court has struck down net neutrality protections. But the commission has the authority to undo the damage.

January 14, 2014

Not quite.

December 3, 2013