iOS app Android app

The Civic Commons

The Reign of Norquist Ends With a Whimper

Daryl Rowland | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Daryl Rowland

The central error of his anti-tax pledge is that it mistook policy for principle. That less government is better is a principle. But "no new taxes ever" is a mere policy choice.

Election 2012: Free the Files!

Daryl Rowland | Posted 12.22.2012 | Media
Daryl Rowland

With their canny mix of tech savvy and traditional investigative journalism, ProPublica has created a way to harness thousands of citizens journalists to reveal who is paying for which attack ads on TV and how much they are spending.