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Drilling rig

A new elite consensus is forming around the strategic advantages of expanded oil and gas production.

U.S. Treasury Department

Some wealthy individuals are using the government shutdown to promote a very different vision for America’s future.

Miami skyline

The buyers come from all over the globe, bearing cash and complicated pasts.

Here are a few recent buyers of high-end Miami properties.

The Miami estate of Jose Pedro de Morais

The former finance minister of a notoriously corrupt regime in Angola is living in high style.

Dollarocracy

Special interests dominate Washington and undermine our democracy.

ALEC protest

Its annual conference proved that ALEC is still cozy with the NRA—and still pushing the agenda of giant corporations and right-wing ideologues.

foreclosed home

The landscape of Wall Street’s creative destruction.

Foreclosed Home

In Richmond, California, home prices plummeted 58 percent since their peak. Now the city is trying out a new way to help homeowners refinance—and halt the slide into foreclosure.

Blogs

With different backgrounds but matching policies, the former Minnesota governor is on Mitt’s short list for running mate. 

June 18, 2012

 An obscure federal agency regulates complicated financial markets as well as oil speculators, and Republicans want to cut its funding. 

June 11, 2012

As the Department of Justice weakly defends its record on pursuing financial crimes, the RMBS makes a promising hire. 

June 5, 2012

Obama stands the best shot at getting re-elected by making the election a choice between the 99 percent and the 1 percent.

May 15, 2012

When will Congress and the White House wake up to the fact that big banks are still playing with bombs? 

May 15, 2012

Romney's claim that he has created more jobs than Obama is impossible to take seriously

May 14, 2012

In Des Moines, home to Wells Fargo’s mortgage division, protesters took a stand against the bank’s abusive lending practices.

April 23, 2012

A sharp new film investigates how the Kochs’ efforts to sell off our democracy are impacting public policies.

April 23, 2012

As corporations quit, shadowy group disbands task force that developed voter suppression and “shoot first” laws. But ALEC still pushes "model" bills that attack labor, environment, education.

April 17, 2012

Want to end pay discrimination? All it takes is raising the minimum wage, increasing unionization and passing family leave policies!

April 17, 2012