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Call it money pollution. The torrents of cash now pouring unchecked into our political system cloud judgment and obscure science.

According to John Nichols, the Republicans' efforts to curb workers' rights is about attacking the public sphere and public education.

There’s a perfectly obvious path toward that Republican goal of $100 billion in cuts: change our thinking about making war.

Instead of giving in to the conservative campaign to demonize organized labor, progressives should push to secure higher benefits for all workers.

President Obama, let Egypt be a primer on how to judge the power that can be wielded by mass protest. It might prepare you better for the next round of political upheavals.

On Ed Schultz's radio show, John Nichols explains that the GOP campaign against unions will be a struggle for America's future.

The mayor's company created a “coalition” to promote its interests in the Comcast-NBC merger, proving itself an agile peddler of influence in Washington.

For bringing to light critical but long-suppressed information, Pfc. Manning has been treated not as a whistleblower, but as a criminal and a spy.

With cries for “democracy” and “freedom” sweeping Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere, the Bush-era’s now-infamous “democracy agenda” is nowhere in sight.

High-powered magnets, guided bullets and high-flying drones are all part of the Pentagon’s battlefield vision of tomorrow’s tomorrow.

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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

“Working people have experienced—for a long time—the diminishment of their voice,” says David Weil, the new director of the Wage and Hour Division at the Department of Labor.

July 1, 2014