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When The New York Times first revealed the NSA was wiretapping Americans without a warrant in 2005, it was a scandal. But the government continues to spy with impunity—and what was once illegal has become the law.

Military personell

Why are US taxpayers still forced to pay billions of dollars for US military bases?

Sallie Krawcheck

Reports say Sallie Krawcheck is a leading condender for SEC chairman, but her résumé should raise a red flag.

Senate Dems should restore the practice to its proper function: as a tool for public dissent, rather than unchecked, covert obstruction.

How to get yourself to the edge of the fiscal abyss and not jump. 

The recovery could be an opportunity to realign our relationship with the natural world.

Buck McKeon

Plagued by ethical troubles, the “poster boy for pay to play politics” and Pentagon BFF is finally facing a competitive election.

The Wisconsin senate candidate rejects the idea of corporate personhood.

With a new SEC regulation, no longer will big oil and mining companies be able to hide under-the-table payments to crooked Third World governments.

Goldman Sachs

City officials say social impact bonds are a smart way to raise revenue. But government watchdogs worry about creeping corporate influence.

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Boehner acts as if he has a mandate equal to that Obama and Senate Democrats. But Americans gave Democrats a 1.1 million vote majority in the overall House vote.

 

December 10, 2012

Jim DeMint’s move to the Heritage Foundation represents the combination of two nationally descredited brands.

December 7, 2012

Two million unemployed workers will lose their benefits before the New Year if Congress fails to extend the unemployment insurance program.

December 7, 2012

The man that proposed “Petraeus for President” threatens to dominate airwaves and headlines in major American cities. 

December 6, 2012

As he takes the lead in the fight to defend Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, the senator has much to teach progressives about how to do politics right.

December 5, 2012

With the determination of newly elected senators like Elizabeth Warren, Democrats may finally have the power to change the rule that’s long held American progress hostage. 

December 4, 2012

Lawmakers shouldn’t be able to block legislation behind closed doors.

December 3, 2012

There’s a sleeping giant on the sidelines of the most important legislative fight in the next four years.

December 2, 2012

Who is the real beneficiary of US food aid—those suffering from chronic hunger worldwide, or American agricultural corporations?

November 30, 2012

The stakes of the fiscal showdown couldn’t be higher for people who depend on affordable housing.

November 30, 2012