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Senator Ron Wyden

Fast Track Is the Wrong Path

Ilana Solomon | Posted 11.06.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

While the Obama administration and congressional supporters of the pacts have rekindled timeworn talking points that describe these deals as "21st century" trade agreements, in reality, they strongly resemble the failed NAFTA that went into effect more than two decades ago.

Senator Ron Wyden: How We Forced the NSA to Curtail Email Spying

Joe Conason | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Joe Conason

I spoke with the Oregon Democrat about secrecy, intelligence, the Snowden case, and how to curb abuses without compromising national security.

FISA's Secrets

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

According to the WSJ, the secret information that the senators had that was so confidential they could only hint at it was an interpretation of one word in the Patriot Act by the FISA Court. The super-super-secret word was "relevant."

The Truth Tellers

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

What Senators Udall and Wyden thought citizens should know but could not disclose -- we now know. Not because of our elected representatives but because of a man now charged as a criminal. Go figure.

NSA Surveillance

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The revelations that the U.S. government has been collecting phone and Internet data has reopened a debate about the balance between privacy and security, at a time when America is becoming an increasing target of terrorists.

Lucia Graves

Senator Introduces Industrial Hemp Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) on Thursday introduced an amendment to the farm bill that would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp. The amendment, ...

Ryan-Wyden Medicare Reform Approach - Worth a Serious Look

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Among the most hypocritical aspects of certain purist Democrats who call themselves liberals is their willingness to attack any Democrat who veers eve...

The Politics of Bad Timing

Marjorie Clifton | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Marjorie Clifton

The highly polarized debate over birth control has given rise to allegations of governmental interference and a purported "war" on religious freedom. But much of the over-heated rhetoric is due to the increasingly polarized state of our nation.

Meet The Lawmaker Who Made Facebook Sharing Possible

AP | Posted 01.01.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK -- An Oregon senator who was behind a 1996 federal law that has made content-sharing services such as YouTube and Facebook possible is among ...

Elder Abuse in America Today

William Mapother | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
William Mapother

Elder abuse occurs in a variety of forms: physical, mental, sexual, financial and neglect. With its focus on youth, consumption and productivity, and living for today, our culture is complicit in this turning away.

Senator Ron Wyden Lauded by CCIA

Mike Smith | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

Washington Caucus Event Capped by Congressional Award CCIA President & CEO Ed Black is a Washington insider who glided across a ballroom at Union Sta...

Senator: Domain Seizures Could Give License To 'Censor The Internet'

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Wondering why several sports streaming sites were shut down this week? So is Senator Ron Wyden, who asked whether such domain seizures infringe on fre...

Does Tax Time Need To Be So Taxing?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

If there's one thing that unites politicians and the general public it's the belief that the U.S. tax system is too darn complicated. Yet somehow the process of paying taxes has resisted almost every attempt at simplification.

Senator Ron Wyden: The Public Option Doesn't Go Far Enough

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Senator Wyden discussed his "Free Choice Proposal" in detail with me, just two days after he met with President Obama to discuss the latest developments in the health care reform battle. Here's what he said.

America Wants Real Healthcare Reform, Not "Obamacare"

Joshua Schoen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Schoen

Senator Wyden's Healthy Americans Act is revolutionary, but to achieve sufficient reform that doesn't cost the American tax payer trillions of dollars, we need this bill.