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Big Men on Campus: The Koch Brothers' University Donations Are a Veiled Political Weapon

Koch-backed conservatives are U.S. senators, governors, and state legislators, who, along with sympathetic public utility commissioners and other officials, enact a Koch agenda that slashes...

How the NY Times' Use of False Equivalencies Badly Distorts the Presidential Campaign

In support of his faulty logic, Hohmann offered the opinions of Republican Senator (and failed presidential candidate) Lindsey Graham and the paper's right-wing columnist, George...

Meet Rick Doblin, Psychedelic Pioneer Who Has Expanded the Boundaries of Medicine

Biden is the one that passed the RAVE Act in 2003 when he was a senator. So she went to speak with his staff and...

Why Organized Labor is More Important Than Ever In An Era of Vast Economic Inequality

They could never convince quite enough Democrats, however, to overcome the Senate's requirement for a supermajority. Efforts to change the law during the Johnson, Carter,...

Flush With Cash, Right-Wing Extremists Train the Future Zealots of Pro-Israel ...

More than perhaps any other conservative activist, Horowitz has revived the tactics most familiar to the late Senator Joseph McCarthy in order to undermine progressive...

The Prophetic President: How Jimmy Carter's 1970's Voting Reform Proposals ...

Finally, and most radically, he recommended that Congress adopt a constitutional amendment to do away with the Electoral College—under which, three times in our history...

A Little Dubya Up in Canada: 70 Ways Prime Minister Harper Has Assaulted Democracy

An RCMP affidavit reported widespread involvement by PMO staffers in a secret payment to Senator Mike Duffy to try and make a political problem go...