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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.

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.

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A properly implented FTT can benefit the economy from top to bottom.

February 19, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office is out of step with most economists on job loss projections as a result of a minimum wage hike. 

February 18, 2014

Americans can and should say "no" to the consolidation of communications.

February 14, 2014

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