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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Corporation-written legislation pushed through Wisconsin

The American Legislative Exchange Council—more commonly known as ALEC, the corporate-sponsored national think tank that produces bills to be introduced in state legislatures around the country—is behind a wide range of Wisconsin legislation introduced this session. ALEC pairs a legislator—typically a conservative Republican—with a representative of a corporation to write pro-business, anti-worker legislation. The legislation is written in secret...
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
A bedrock principle of democracy is that voters have a right to choose their elected representatives...
Monday, June 13, 2011

Republicans fail to address their own scandals

Grossly distasteful may be the most dignified way to describe the behavior of Rep. Anthony Weiner, but it is impossible to discuss what he has confessed to doing without words...
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Most political controversies over art are just silly: low-rent politicians pretending to represent ordinary folks by loudly objecting to any public art that bothers anyone who doesn't understand it...
Monday, June 6, 2011

An extraordinarily dangerous problem, Greenspan says

The current puppet play in Congress—where Republicans sponsored a bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling only because they wanted to vote it down—would be funny, if only they weren't risking economic...
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ideologues want a shutdown, regardless of the damage

Scarcely any news story induces sleep as swiftly and surely as congressional budget negotiations—a topic that features politicians bickering loudly over huge...

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