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Sherrod Brown

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

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

Poultry worker

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

Ben Bernanke

It’s now the only governing institution that understands the depths of the economic crisis.

History shows that regulation of industries--from meat to pharmaceuticals--has not only protected us, but has provided economic benefits. So why is it demonized?

By giving people a direct voice in shaping regulations, we can make agencies more responsive and accountable, and give citizens a direct stake in policy-making.

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.

According to Jeff Madrick’s Age of Greed, the US’s plunge into financial crisis began long before the recent round of deregulation and bailouts.

Wall Street

A tax on the rapid-fire trades that dominate financial markets would discourage reckless behavior and raise serious funds for public use.

After Three Mile Island

The 1979 partial meltdown prompted more regulations and greater enforcement. Then in the 1990s, a Republican Congress took aim.

Blogs

The gun-control debate may have receded from memory, but advocates are still pushing Congress to take action.

March 4, 2015

As the FCC prepares to defend a free and open Internet, it’s vital to keep the pressure on.

February 3, 2015

Activists in Fort Lauderdale have just filed a lawsuit alleging that the city’s ban on providing food to the homeless violates the First Amendment.

February 2, 2015

A new study suggests air pollution near fracking sites may be worse than previously estimated—putting workers and local residents at increased risk of cancer, birth defects and other major health problems.

November 10, 2014

This year’s midterms raised the minimum wage in four states and two cities across the country—now it’s time to make sure those wages get paid.

November 7, 2014

Taxi and livery drivers suffer homicide rates twenty to thirty times higher than other occupations.

October 24, 2014

The Department of Justice won't investigate shocking claims made earlier this year.

July 10, 2014

The Supreme Court decided Thursday to end President Obama’s ability to make recess appointments.

June 26, 2014

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

June 3, 2014

The FCC has opened a debate on Net Neutrality. Activists must raise an outcry to assure it does not lead to a pay-to-play Internet.

May 14, 2014