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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.

A lesson in Republican math and military spending.

The unstoppable legacy of the war on terror.

Corporate whistleblowers get the silent treatment from Washington.

The government is spending real money on an imaginary war.

The proposed rule drew a blizzard of criticism from the financial industry. Here’s why commercial banks shouldn’t be able to make risky bets.

Gov. Rick Snyder’s ruthless austerity measures have made the state a bleak place to live, work  and go to school.

A famous indictment from a century ago aptly describes today’s corrupt legislative body.

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It’s a big moment for hundreds of thousands of workers, as well as progressive activists.

February 12, 2014

Congress will soon reverse cuts to military pensions--but civilian workers won't be seeing any such relief. 

February 11, 2014

Issuing executive orders is nothing new, especially with regard to federal contractors. So why the vitriol?

February 11, 2014

A new security agreement could keep US troops in Afghanistan indefinitely.

February 6, 2014

Maybe it’s time to give up the deficit reduction charade.

February 5, 2014

The Republican in charge of the House Intelligence Committee says journalists should be prosecuted for reports based on Edward Snowden’s leaks.

February 4, 2014

Opposition to free-trade policies is coming not just from factory towns but from rural regions that could decide some key Senate races in 2014.

February 4, 2014

Volcker, Greenspan and Bernanke created this messed up economy, and now it's up to Janet Yellen to clean up after them.

February 3, 2014

The Nation's editor appeared on All in With Chris Hayes to discuss conservative rebuttals to President Obama's annual address. 

January 30, 2014

It might have to reform itself, first. 

January 30, 2014