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A questionable plan to wire poor schools has turned into a business boondoggle.

Workers have lost the right to organize. A new effort aims to get
it back.

Faced with inconvenient scientific information, the Bush Administration
just hits delete.

It's no secret that Washington has a limited interest in the public
interest these days.

Even as he condemned the 3-to-2 vote of the Federal Communications
Commission to allow media conglomerates to dramatically increase their
control over newspapers and radio and television statio

John Nichols and Robert W.
McChesney are founders of the media-reform
network Free Press, one of the groups named in this article.

Like almost everything these days, local TV news is awful and getting
worse.

Blogs

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

In a speech Tuesday the Massachusetts senator offered an indictment of the enforcers and lawmakers who have failed to rein in the financial system. 

November 13, 2013

Don't try to start debate at "the world's most widely read firearms magazine."

November 7, 2013

The rules won’t affect current greenhouse gas emissions, but they set a framework for regulating carbon under the Clean Air Act.

September 20, 2013