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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

Some perspective on the concentration of the press in the power of a few and the dangers of media consolidation.

April 6, 2013

Swiss voters just empowered shareholders to restrict and restrain corporate abuses. The US should follow their lead, especially when it comes to corporate influence on campaigns. 

March 4, 2013

One picture might just speak a thousand words about Obama's balance stance on gun safety.

February 4, 2013

The attention showered on the NRA doesn’t match up with its actual political influence.

January 15, 2013

&qlduo;We need a treasury secretary who is prepared to stand up to corporate America and their powerful lobbyists and fight for policies that protect the working families in our country. I do not believe Mr. Lew is that person.”

January 11, 2013

In the wake of a national tragedy, how do we have a productive conversation about how to keep our country safe?

December 19, 2012

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

December 17, 2012

The corporate group produces “model” legislation designed to prevent action. Even when mass killings demand it.

December 16, 2012

The man that proposed “Petraeus for President” threatens to dominate airwaves and headlines in major American cities. 

December 6, 2012

After a day of stumbles in London, Mitt finally gets on message, telling international bankers he’ll fight regulation. In return, they give him $2 million.

July 27, 2012