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The government's actions against WikiLeaks in 2010 and companies' reactions to that pressure, as well as the prosecution of the PayPal 14, raise critical questions about the nature of the First Amendment in the digital age.
This Thursday, December 5, workers at fast-food restaurants around the country will be striking for higher pay and better working conditions. Their primary demand is an increase in their base hourly wages to $15 an hour.
More and more of the nation's leading companies are voluntarily adopting or strengthening their policies to provide for detailed disclosure of their political contributions. Yet they're having to do so against very strong opposition from their own leading trade associations.
We harm ourselves every day when we deport 1,100 people. We put U.S. citizen children in foster care or the care of others or we send them out of the country. A generation of kids has grown up with the threat of deportation of mom or dad.
We need jobs, growth and the American safety net now more than ever. Why should President Obama give up his pledge to tackle the elephant in the room known as corporate welfare?
Raising the minimum wage is a better way to cut spending on assistance programs because higher wages cut the need for assistance such as food stamps. Raising the minimum wage increases other wages as well, for example low-paid supervisors of minimum-wage employees.
One of the saddest and most damaging consequences of the Religious Right's grip on partisan power over the past three decades has been the tarnishing of Christianity.
Over the holiday weekend, I saw heart-wrenching news stories from across the country illustrating the impact of cuts through the personal stories of children and families that are using SNAP to get back on their feet.
ALEC's budget hole from the exodus of corporate members has inspired a campaign to win corporate members back to the exclusive club, calling it the biblically-inspired "Prodigal Son Project."
On December 3rd in 1831, freewheeling author Anne Royall launched the nation's first muckraking newspaper in Washington, D.C., forever changing the state of journalism. We need Anne Royall's journalistic chutzpah today, more than ever.
By declining to hear a challenge to New York State's "Amazon law," the U.S. Supreme Court has now helped pave the way for states and localities to collect more of the roughly $13 billion that they're owed each year in uncollected sales taxes on Internet purchases.
I was one of a small group of volunteer Red Cross mental health professionals dispatched to Sandy Hook immediately after the shootings. We sought to both offer a compassionate presence and more direct counsel. But the practice of early mental health response to tragedy and disaster remains controversial.
It's a complex and fascinating set of situations, one which would undoubtedly engage Kennedy greatly. It's too bad he's not around to counsel Obama.
Medical marijuana may not be a miracle, but when it comes to the autism epidemic, we need as many ideas as possible and every safe tool we can get.
Seeing these numbers on paper only reminds us of the connection veterans share with the outdoors and those in our community who see protecting our natural treasures as a patriotic duty.
We should reframe our philosophy on what health care actually means to our society. The early colonists took care of one another, often with the aid of the indigenous people and their medicines. Do we value our own people enough to make sure they are healthy and happy, or do we see their illnesses as a way to extract money from them?
After almost five years in office, President Obama has a remarkable, and growing, list of broken promises. His presidency has been characterized by "say one thing, do another" moments to such an extent that his credibility at home and abroad is now seriously diminished.