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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

Members of Congress need to feel the heat on the Stop Internet Piracy Act. Here’s how a bold progressive challenger and digital activists forced Paul Ryan to come out against SOPA. It’s a smart model for winning this fight.

January 18, 2012

Progressives will march Saturday from the Koch brothers’ headquarters to the UN to demand an end to the attack on voting rights in America.

December 9, 2011

A majority of senators want the former Ohio attorney general to head the Consumer Financial Products Bureau. The president should use a recess appointment to make it so.

December 8, 2011

Thousands are rallying across the country to defend post offices, postal services and postal workers against unnecessary cuts.

September 27, 2011

Now that Obama has bowed to Wall Street and chosen not to appoint Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, she should go to the Senate and lead from there.

July 17, 2011

Enrollment at for-profit colleges has surged dramatically in past years. But these institutions often lack accreditation and have dismal records of job placement--and the cost of attendance isn't cheap.

May 17, 2011

Paul Krugman called it “The War on Elizabeth Warren.” Yves Smith wrote about “The Elizabeth Warren Rorschach Test.” There's no doubt that the insightful Harvard professor turned administration official, tapped first to chair the Congressional Oversight Panel into the bank bailouts, drives conservatives a little wild.

March 22, 2011

Conservatives' hyperbolic attacks distort the objectives of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

March 14, 2011

FCC leniency has allowed News Corp to create countless coverage-restrictive duopolies.

March 10, 2011

The State Bank movement is gaining support among those disillusioned by the failings of Giant Banks.

February 7, 2011