Shining a Light on Corporate ‘Dark Money’

Shining a Light on Corporate ‘Dark Money’

If 2014 was the “Year of Dark Money” in elections, then 2016 is likely to be the “Year of Way, Way More Dark Money” — that is, unless something big changes soon. One of the most troubling aspects of the explosion of big money in politics in...
Your Dollars at Work — for the Rich

Your Dollars at Work — for the Rich

Conservative pundits and politicians routinely divide our U.S. economy into two totally distinct spheres. We have the noble private sector over here, they tell us, and the bumbling, bloated public sector over there. In reality, of course, we have just one economy,...
Fight for $15 in ’15

Fight for $15 in ’15

Looking for some good news on the job front? This should be a big year for the “Fight for $15,” a national movement to turn low-wage jobs into “living wage” jobs that pay enough to lift workers out of poverty. The movement got a big push in...
How to Move Millions into the Middle Class

How to Move Millions into the Middle Class

President Barack Obama is pledging to make the rest of his time in office about “making this country work for working Americans again.” That means one branch of government is on the case. After rejecting White House proposals to create good jobs that would...
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