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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


CEOs capture an average of 10 percent of their company’s profits. Will a new SEC action change that?

September 19, 2013

The top candidate for the Federal Reserve chair withdraws his name from consideration after key Democratic senators said they would oppose him.

September 15, 2013

A new campaign wants to warn you about the perils of climate change by putting labels on gas pumps.

August 9, 2013

Elizabeth Warren celebrates the confirmation of Richard Cordray to head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

July 17, 2013

Dodd-Frank didn’t succeed in putting an end to “too big to fail” banks, but a new bill to restore the Glass-Steagall Act might.

July 17, 2013

The scammers of the ‘multi-level marketing’ industry were on their way to being shut down in the 1990s—and then a Republican came to the White House.

July 16, 2013

Because of Mitch McConnell's obstructionism, Democrats recognize that it's necessary to reform rules to schedule votes on confirming NLRB members, a labor secretary and other Obama nominees.

July 10, 2013

Train derailment highlights a significant lack of oversight over the shipment of oil via rail, but that’s only one of the hazards of the North American oil boom. 

July 9, 2013

A little-known chokepoint for federal regulations is getting a new chief—and he has questions to answer.

June 12, 2013

The same chemical that exploded in West, Texas, is used by coal companies to blow up mountains.

May 7, 2013