You elected them to write new ...

Apr 9, 2019 by

Disguised as the work of lawmakers, these so-called “model” bills get copied in one state Capitol after another, quietly advancing the agenda of the people who write them.

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Mueller report stokes politica...

Mar 28, 2019 by

In the wake of the Mueller report, it’s useful to remember that at the core of the investigation is a value – the goal of untainted elections – that Americans of both parties should care about.

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Democracy in America by Joe Co...

Mar 23, 2019 by

In the last five hundred years there have been three insights gained by humanity which should have been, but weren’t, humbling factors in the conception of our individual and collective values.

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EPA’s plan to regulate chemica...

Mar 4, 2019 by

Political and social factors, as well as pressure from industry, can lead to wide disparities in exposure, with some communities protected and others left vulnerable.

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New Medicare for All Act sets ...

Feb 28, 2019 by

“This Medicare for All bill really makes it clear what we mean when we say ‘Medicare for All.’”

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New bill aims to reverse the G...

Feb 12, 2019 by

“This bill calls a halt to the Administration’s headlong rush to sell off this special wilderness to corporate polluters.”

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Young People Really, Really Wa...

Feb 9, 2019 by

New polling data show that millennials are more enthusiastic than older generations about radical efforts to save the planet and create jobs.

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City in Arizona approves resol...

Feb 7, 2019 by

The resolution called the razor wire “not only irresponsible, but inhumane” and argues that this type of wall “is only found in a war, prison or battle setting.”

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Elizabeth Warren Does Teddy Ro...

Jan 29, 2019 by

Taxing the superrich is an idea whose time has come — again.

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Donald Trump and His Team of M...

Jan 15, 2019 by

Nobody left besides those with no reputation to lose.

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$3.5 Trillion A Year: America’...

Jan 12, 2019 by

In order to keep this giant money machine rolling, the healthcare industry has to do an enormous amount of marketing.  If you can believe it, a study that was just published found that at least 30 billion dollars a year is spent on such marketing.

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It’s Payday for Many Federal W...

Jan 8, 2019 by

Tanisha Keller, a single mother who works for the federal Census Bureau, used to live paycheck to paycheck. Now, she is living nothing to nothing.

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Weaponizing the Frequencies: t...

Jan 6, 2019 by

Psychotronic millimeter wave weaponry is coming to a street near you, with the potential to unleash disease on a mass scale. Welcome to the new fifth generation of wi-fi called 5G, where the speed to send full-length, high-definition movies to your ipad is ten times faster.

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Ten Ways 2018 Brought Us Close...

Dec 27, 2018 by

The 20 warmest years ever recorded have been within the last 22 years, and the four warmest of those have been 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, according to the World Meteorological Organization

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Yale School of Architecture’s ...

Dec 13, 2018 by

The Tatiana Bilbao–organized show uses student work, Iwan Baan photography, and maps to present multitudinous—though sometimes blurry—visions for the contentious region.

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Blumenthal wants FCC to prove ...

Dec 4, 2018 by

Washington – U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is leading a campaign to determine whether new “5G” wireless technology is safe and is asking the federal government for proof the cutting edge radiofrequency does not pose health risks – including cancer.

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The Elders demand urgent clima...

Dec 1, 2018 by

G20 countries must take decisive, long-overdue action to cut emissions and end fossil fuel subsidies to avoid irreversible climate catastrophe.

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The Tax-Code Shift That’s Chan...

Nov 27, 2018 by

Nonprofit groups that used to focus their energies on litigation and education are structuring themselves to be political players.

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Blue Wave, Red Town

Nov 26, 2018 by

How my middle school guidance counselor became the first Democratic state representative elected in Bedford, New Hampshire, since 1934.

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Steven Pinker Thinks the Futur...

Nov 20, 2018 by

The Harvard psychologist says he is no starry-eyed optimist. It’s just that the data don’t lie.

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Migration roils global politic...

Nov 16, 2018 by

Never before have so many people – 70 million – been forcibly displaced from their homes. Millions more have chosen to leave in search of a better life. And traditional politics have been thrown into disarray.

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The New Politics of Climate Ch...

Nov 16, 2018 by

The dust is settling on the 2018 midterms—and no plan to fight global warming has emerged unscathed.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s War on...

Nov 9, 2018 by

The former California governor helped support multiple ballot measures this year that will change how legislative districts are drawn. He already has his eye on more reforms in 2020.

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Three take-aways from the R...

Nov 8, 2018 by

Who won? It depends on which of these results you think is most important and how national politics plays out in months and years ahead.

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Pentagon socialism

Nov 2, 2018 by

Militarizing the economy in the name of defense.

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Don’t compare the US surviving...

Nov 2, 2018 by

It is tempting to find reassurance in the comparison: America survived the turmoil, division and bloodshed of 1968. I find no basis for such solace.

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James Hansen’s Views On Climat...

Oct 31, 2018 by

Two weeks of being in a bubble of climate talks felt like time had stopped, with nothing else on my mind but the COP even days after.

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Worry Wards

Oct 31, 2018 by

How might environmental anxiety impact the midterm elections? Grist looked at the nation’s most competitive House races.

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A Supreme Court Impeachment Fi...

Oct 31, 2018 by

A decade ago, West Virginia foreshadowed the influence that money and politics have come to have on state judiciaries. Now, it may warn of a worrying new trend.

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Big Oil is using brute financi...

Oct 26, 2018 by

There is seemingly no limit to the fossil fuel money that will fight decarbonization.

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