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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.

The fierce campaign against whistle-blowers in Washington.

Why are the Koch Brothers so reluctant to testify before Congress?

The coming big storms facing our planet can only be tackled by strong governments.

The former "killer lobbyist" and convicted felon explains that although it will be difficult, the system he exploited must be changed. 

It’s time to tackle the root problem: subservience to corporate and financial powers.

Only a federal investigation can get to the bottom of what happened in the housing bubble—and get a fair deal for homeowners.

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Time to stop being cynical about corporate money in politics and start being angry.

Blogs

If Rubio really wanted to position himself for 2016, he could seize on the implications of his question for a broader immigration reform bill: Adjustment for All!

January 28, 2015

Debunking climate change and other myths of liberal “science.”

January 27, 2015

Sheldon Silver and the history of “Legislative Corruption”.

January 23, 2015

GOP leaders replaced one abortion restriction for another in a demonstration of pure pandering. 

January 22, 2015

Why did Democrats wait until now to make a sharp left economic turn?

January 15, 2015

A new report points to states for the way forward.

January 9, 2015

Could the new civil rights movement thwart the Staten Island DA’s ambitions?

January 8, 2015

From demanding Obama's birth certificate to advocating a return to landowner-only voting rights, the newest contender for House Speaker has quite a track record.

January 6, 2015

The fresh face of the Republican Party voted twice against making Martin Luther King Day a holiday.

December 31, 2014

A Dickensian year when food stamps were cut and bankers got everything they wanted

December 24, 2014