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What a lousy Christmas present.

Dear Dr. Madlaw,
   As a newly elected member of Congress, I am appalled at the high cost
of living in Washington. What's a hard-working public servant to do?

Critics of America's plans to oust Saddam Hussein militarily have
mounted powerful arguments, but not one has articulated a coherent
nonmilitary strategy to bring about the demise of the monstr

The financial scandals continue to produce more outrageous revelations,
but lately they come with lurid personal details more appropriate to
bottom-dwelling tabloids than the Wall Street Jou

Tony Hall, just before leaving Congress in September, sat in his office
in Longworth House Office Building and thought of something that had
stuck with him since a trip to Appalachia.

Support was provided by the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the
Dick Goldensohn Fund, and is gratefully acknowledged. Liza Featherstone
is writing a book about Wal-Mart and women workers, to be published by
Basic Books in late 2004.

Unions are edging into the peace movement, but they are still minor
players.

In 2000, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan posed a question to
the Millennium Summit of the UN: "If humanitarian intervention is,
indeed, an unacceptable assault on sovereignty, how s

Blogs

One of Governor Scott Walker's oldest political allies and top donors, a rail executive whose firm recently got big bucks from the state, is indicted for making illegal campaign contributions to Walker.

April 12, 2011

The new budget agreement disproportionally harms lower-income and middle-class Americans while asking no sacrifice from the rich and powerful.

April 12, 2011

Several DC leaders, including Mayor Vincent Gray, were arrested during a budget cut protest outside the Capitol on Monday.

 

April 12, 2011

Fourteen percent of Speaker Boehner’s constituents live below the federal poverty line of $22,400 per year for a family of four. His budget targets these vulnerable people.

April 11, 2011

The ink on the compromise that kept the government open—barely--isn't even dry and they're already talking about the next round of cuts in Washington.

April 11, 2011

Last week, the media covered the budget debate like it was a basketball game.

April 11, 2011

 As lawmakers cut budgets, some state Capitols are preparing to deal with the unruly masses by force.

April 11, 2011

 In total, 28 members of Congress (all Democrats) have joined the nationwide fast opposing budget cuts. 

April 9, 2011

With all the normal doors of recourse shut to average citizens, protesters go to jail in order to protest severe budget cuts.

April 8, 2011

The argument that tax cuts to wealthy will create jobs doesn't make sense.

April 7, 2011