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Several cities in the United States, including Chicago, prepare for upcoming protests and major conventions with unprecedented levels of security.

Sherrod Brown

Senator Sherrod Brown has been a leader in taking on the big banks, and now the Chamber of Commerce is retaliating.

Postal service

It’s smart politics—the PO is popular, and could be a great community aid in the digital era.

Roger Williams

The founder of Providence was the first to see that religious freedom, and separation of church and state, was intimately connected with political freedom.
 

The USDA proposes to increase the line speed at poultry plants, which could endanger employees who already work long hours doing repetitive hand motions.

Legislators who are leaving the corporate front group ALEC deserve applause.

Poultry worker

The USDA proposes to increase line speed in poultry plants, but the debate is only about food safety. What about the workers?

The key to making America safer is not to increase military spending but rather to do the exact opposite.

In the 1990s, targeted killing was highly controversial. Today, the practice is barely questioned. What happened in between?

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There are some political races in America that are classic examples of a healthy democracy in action. Kentucky’s US Senate race is not one of them.

June 16, 2014

Vermont senator aligns with McCain, secures 97-3 win for $35 billion plan to renew VA.

June 13, 2014

That’s why Warren will be campaigning for Mitch McConnell’s opponent in this fall’s election.

June 12, 2014

Conservative versus “moderate” proxy wars will help determine the path of the House in coming years.

June 12, 2014

“All of the investment banks, up in New York and DC, they should have gone to jail.”

June 11, 2014

Eric Cantor made one step towards reform— and was punished for it Tuesday night.

June 11, 2014

The former vice president says Americans deserved to know how far NSA spying has gone.

June 10, 2014

Yes, the far right performed well in Europe’s elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.

June 9, 2014

A dispatch from the House of Representatives, June 6, 1944.

June 6, 2014

A heightened credible fear standard would particularly impact immigrants who are detained at the border and subjected to “expedited removal."

June 3, 2014