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Bringing social justice to scale means using those institutions that can set and enforce equity standards on race, gender, sexuality, and more.

From mass incarceration to Hurricane Katrina, the federal government has failed communities of color. So why do black Americans trust it more than whites?

No one who has succeeded in America actually did it on his or her own.

Mitt Romney

With the 2012 elections projected to be the priciest ever, we must rein in the billions of influence-peddling dollars flowing toward Washington.

Perpetuating the idea that the government can’t do its job is but a half-step away from excusing the government when it fails us.

Research exaggerating the costs of social safety nets has been used for decades to launch unwarranted claims against government programs.

Dozens of proposed laws might reduce the power of money and mischief in the political process. But will they help to restore confidence in government?

Finding the right “frame” will not magically change people’s attitudes about government. We must speaks to--and act on--our common goals.

By giving people a direct voice in shaping regulations, we can make agencies more responsive and accountable, and give citizens a direct stake in policy-making.

Employment office

The federal government has the unique ability, and thus responsibility, to set baselines for citizenship, economic security and market rules.

Blogs

As deceptive right-wing attacks on Social Security continue, some Democrats have gone on the offensive—seeking to expand rather than cut the vital program.

July 17, 2014

The court battle to block North Carolina’s harsh new voting law has important national significance.

July 10, 2014

The Department of Justice won't investigate shocking claims made earlier this year.

July 10, 2014

A new report reveals that the NSA spied on five prominent American Muslims.

July 9, 2014

While Obama has begun to act on what the country needs, Republican obstruction refuses to pass bills and solve problems.

July 9, 2014

Senate Democrats fight the ruling that allows corporate executives to make healthcare decisions for female employees.

July 9, 2014

Senate Republicans have ground the body to a near-halt on nominations.

July 8, 2014

While the Obama administration takes steps to discourage coal consumption at home, it’s tacitly promoting coal exports overseas.

July 7, 2014

Talking about opportunity alone fails to address the unfairness of the current system.

July 7, 2014

The politicians were happy, if nobody else.

July 1, 2014