Billionaires Lay Siege to State Governments

Billionaires Lay Siege to State Governments

It’s easy to become mesmerized by The Donald Show in this year’s political circus. But a lot of the real action is in the outer rings, where the Koch brothers, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and their corporate cohorts have laid siege to our...
When Red Tape Is a Good Thing

When Red Tape Is a Good Thing

One of the dirtiest words in politics is “regulation.” It conjures up images of confusing paperwork, red tape, and obstacles to progress and innovation. However, when it comes to guaranteeing that the water we drink is lead-free, the air we breathe is...
Eating in the Dark

Eating in the Dark

I’m sick of writing about labeling genetically engineered foods. I’m sick of it because there’s really one thing to say, and I’ve said it before: Americans have a right to know how their food is produced. Period. The fact is that most processed...
Can Jeb Bush Even Spell Integrity?

Can Jeb Bush Even Spell Integrity?

If you’re a presidential aspirant and you have to tell people you’re a person of integrity, chances are you’re not. Those odds get worse if you have to hire someone else to attest to your honor. How intriguing, then, that Kristy Campbell — a spokeswoman...
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