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Aaron Swartz' Memory Deals Blow To Hacker Legislation | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Internet activists won a major victory this week when House Republicans put the brakes on an effort to vote on reforms to federal anti-h...

Food Stylists Get Pasta Ready For Its Close-Up

Posted 12.10.2011 | Home

In 1970, the Federal Trade Commission reprimanded Campbell's for adding marbles to the soup in its commercials to make it look richer in vegetables an...

Report from the Conference on the Constitutional Convention

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Most Americans can surely agree that Congress, as much as possible, should be unconstrained by incentives that compel it to behave differently than would a representative sample of Americans, coming together to try to do what's best for our country.

'Winning' the Higher Education Game

Zac Hill | Posted 07.10.2011 | College
Zac Hill

Clearly, the goal of the higher education system is not for everyone in America to get a JD or an MD or a Ph.D. But if you looked from a game design perspective, you'd very much think that it is.

Right-Wing GOP vs. Corporate Democrats vs. Progressive Populism

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Progressives need to fight back. The electoral struggle is just one part of what's needed to build effective social movements, but it's an important part. And that effort should include primary battles to elect real progressives to Congress.

Nobody's Puppet

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

Corporations and the extraordinarily wealthy have too much control over our government and over our society. We need to stand up and fight back. And that's why I'm running for Congress.

Move Your Money: What Is a Bank Reponsible For?

Tom Sgouros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sgouros

I propose that we put our money in institutions with a good record of local lending, and who treat their customers well by not charging outrageous fees or usurious credit card interest rates.

Layoffs at Brown

Rachel Levenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Rachel Levenson

At Brown, cranes swing overhead as workers rush to finish multimillion-dollar initiatives. But the school is abuzz about something that will soon be missing from campus: many staff members are being pushed out.

A Thoroughly American Response to BP's Oil Event

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Derek Beres

As is being proven every day, BP's inadequate disaster response plan, coupled with the government's complete lack of regulation, will once more fall i...

Why I Kicked Off My Campaign for Rep. Kennedy's Seat in Front of Bank of America

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

Who in Washington is telling banks their actions are unacceptable? By starting my campaign right in front of one of the big banks, I wanted to make clear that I will.

To D.C., ♥ N.E.: Primary Choices for the Netroots

Rhoades Alderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rhoades Alderson

Scott Brown is living the dream and New England politics are still adjusting to the new reality. The same swing voters who fueled the blue tide that c...