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The USDA proposes to increase the line speed at poultry plants, which could endanger employees who already work long hours doing repetitive hand motions.

Legislators who are leaving the corporate front group ALEC deserve applause.

Poultry worker

The USDA proposes to increase line speed in poultry plants, but the debate is only about food safety. What about the workers?

The key to making America safer is not to increase military spending but rather to do the exact opposite.

In the 1990s, targeted killing was highly controversial. Today, the practice is barely questioned. What happened in between?

Hilary Rosen

Her firm, SKD Knickerbocker, sells its perceived access to the White House, while lobbying for corporate tax breaks and for-profit colleges.

Ben Bernanke

It’s now the only governing institution that understands the depths of the economic crisis.

Explaining the “magic" of private equity in eight simple steps.

What we lost in Iraq and Washington between 2009 and 2012.

How the intelligence community is creating a new American world.

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Citing costs, Republicans blocked comprehensive legislation to extend health care and education. 

February 27, 2014

One Senate Democrat says the State Department’s environmental review was “woefully inadequate when it came to exploring human impacts of the pipeline.” 

February 27, 2014

Money spent on lobbying in DC now enjoys a 22,000% return on investment.

February 25, 2014

Is it too much to ask—is it anything to ask at all—that the president nominate judges who share his values?

February 25, 2014

Amid the push for a more progressive New York, City Council wrestles with complicated questions about how to divvy up power.

February 25, 2014

Like his father before him, the retiring congressman kept proposing single-payer healthcare. It’s still the best idea.

February 24, 2014

Congress continues to debate changes to the military justice system after decades of scandals, investigatory panels and trials have failed to stem the sexual assault epidemic. 

February 24, 2014

It is time to call out politicians who use the authority of government to weaken existing unions and to thrwart the right to organize.

February 22, 2014

But, strangely, not a word was said about Bridgegate or the other scandals plaguing the New Jersey governor.

February 20, 2014

The move to protect Social Security is a huge victory for liberals inside and outside of Congress. 

February 20, 2014