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EMENDATION: Naomi Klein reported in her July 12 "Lookout" column that Aegis CEO Tim Spicer helped put down rebels and stage a military coup in Papua New Guinea. Actually, although his secret employment by the PNG government to put down rebels became a divisive issue within the PNG military and led to a military coup, Spicer played no role in staging the coup. (7/14/04)

In his now-famous report on Abu Ghraib prison, Maj. Gen.

The war on Iraq has made us all painfully aware of the Pentagon's growing reliance on private companies.

Thomas Friedman hasn't been this worked up about free trade since the anti-World Trade Organization protests in Seattle.

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A new study exposes the hidden consequences of government contracting for workers and communities

March 24, 2014

The White House’s “2014 Trade Policy Agenda” rehashes failed ideas that harm rather than help economic renewal.

March 5, 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

The American Legislative Exchange Council is circulating a "Model Policy" resolution endorsing the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

January 24, 2014

Tax Day is here, and you can avail yourself of an offshore tax haven—just as the biggest businesses do. 

April 15, 2013

Election officals across the country express concerns about the USPS move to cut delivery. Congress should take note and block the cut.

February 8, 2013

Romney’s profit-over-people policies will ship US jobs overseas. 

October 22, 2012

Trade policy is about economics. But it’s also about human rights—and whether countries that claim to support freedom and fairness really do.

October 22, 2012

A dramatically more aggressive president called his challenger out again and again in a decade that saw Obama tell Toledo Romney’s “the last person who’s going to get tough on China.”

October 16, 2012