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Resurrect Brian The Dog, Poll Says
An intel lawyer (probably NSA, CIA or ODNI) claims tracking U.S. cellphone locations doesn't violate the Fourth Amendment. Weren't the Founding Fathers paranoiac revolutionaries who would have been scared out of their buckskin breeches by a government tracking our every move?
Tomorrow, in 100 cities nationwide, fast-food workers are speaking out and taking action. Their message is simple: they want a wage that allows them to raise their families without living in poverty.
The White House doesn't want the Senate to pass any sanctions at all, and the hardliners in the Senate who aren't fans of the interim deal want to impose new sanctions immediately. Passing delayed sanctions may satisfy both sides enough to be workable, though.
From this point forth, everyone who remains quiet at a public event where immigration reform is being discussed by members of Congress is just as guilty as those who are delaying the vote on issue.
According to Nicholas Carnes, blue collar workers make up about 9 percent of America's city councils and 3 percent of state legislatures. In White-Collar Government, Carnes carefully documents this reality, which has been hidden in plain sight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pensioners, Wall Street and art lovers. That's a coalition that could get Washington and state capitals to honestly and openly confront looming municipal bankruptcies.
As a former intern at the MTA, I have seen first-hand that the constant lack of funding and political pressure to cut costs are beginning to take their toll on the condition of critical infrastructure and rolling stock.
We need a Farm Bill that fights hunger in America and preserves the food stamp (SNAP) program. There are millions of Americans struggling because of unemployment and low wages. Yet, SNAP cuts took effect November 1st and more might be on the way.