Robert Reich: Game ChangerNovember 2013
What Tuesday’s election results really mean.
Kim Barker: ‘America Is Not Stupid’ Wins IRS Recognition as Tax-Exempt NonprofitOctober 2013
The group spent over $125,000 on election campaigns in 2012, but that was not enough for the IRS to deny their application.
Lois Beckett: Senator Pushes for Investigation of ‘False Statements’ by Dark Money GroupsApril 2013
Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island, is calling for the Justice Department to do what the IRS won’t.
Lois Beckett: Voter Information WarsApril 2013
Will the GOP team up with Wal-Mart’s data specialist?
Casey Michel: Polling the New NormalFebruary 2013
For decades, straight white voters have over-stated their willingness to vote for black candidates and other “Others.” How the marriage equality debate and some statisticians may have vanquished the Bradley Effect.
Robert Reich: Romney the Detail Man?October 2012
Why it’s decidedly ironic that the New York Times ran a story about Romney being a man of details.
Eric Knight: Why Do Politicians Break Promises About Tackling Climate Change?October 2012
The problem may not be their lack of integrity, but how we frame the issue.
Robert Reich: The Two Major Views About Why Romney is Losing, and Why the Second is More ConvincingSeptember 2012
For one, Americans are finally beginning to see how radical the GOP is becoming.
Robert Reich: Why Romney and Ryan are Going DownSeptember 2012
Unemployment, immigration, women’s rights—the list of Romney-Ryan’s failings goes on and on.
Robert Reich: The Wrong Way to Save Money on HealthcareSeptember 2012
Shifting healthcare costs to the workers is not the answer.
Harry Boyte: Did We Build It?September 2012
A history of the concept of the commonwealth in American politics sheds some light on who exactly is the we in We Built It.
Suevon Lee: Voting Rights Act: The State of Section 5August 2012
A provision of the Voting Rights Act, which requires districts with a history of suppressing minority votes to get federal approval of new voting laws, may be headed to the Supreme Court.
Jake Bernstein: How an Obscure Federal Rule Could Be Shaking Up Presidential PoliticsAugust 2012
A state pension rule passed in 2010 could make it more difficult for sitting governors to run for federal office.
Robert Reich: How Romney Keeps Lying Through His Big White TeethAugust 2012
How are patently false statements permissible in political ads?
Stephen Engelberg and Kim Barker: The Flood of Secret Campaign Cash Isn’t All Citizens UnitedAugust 2012
The campaign is glutted with anonymous money because of loose FEC oversight, and the Commission is unlikely to become more assertive anytime soon.
Kim Barker: How Nonprofits Spend Millions on Elections and Call it Public WelfareAugust 2012
Drawing on documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission, here’s your guide to how 501(c)(4) groups have used their tax status for purposes the law never intended.
Robert Reich: Mitt’s 13-Percent TaxAugust 2012
Romney’s alleged 13% tax rate violates the core principles of tax fairness and equal sacrifice.
Robert Reich: The Ryan ChoiceAugust 2012
By selecting Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney has provided a stark contrast for voters.
Nick Turse: Washington Puts Its Money on Proxy WarAugust 2012
The election year outsourcing that no one’s talking about.
Lois Beckett: Pandora Asks Listeners to Share Their Emails With RomneyAugust 2012
Don’t harass me on my email, don’t stalk me on the apps that I use, says Crystal Harris after receiving a pop-up message asking her to share her email with the Romney campaign.
Maurice Chammah: Egypt’s Military KitschJuly 2012
As Egypt’s first civilian president assumes his role, it’s unclear how much political power the nation’s generals will wield.
Robert Reich: Mitt Romney and the New Gilded AgeJuly 2012
America’s multimillionaires are buying the 2012 election—and with it, American democracy, taking us back to the Gilded Age.
Robert Reich: Corporate FeelingsJune 2012
Mitch McConnell takes the corporations-are-people ethos to a new level. Now, corporations can do more than speak—they can feel.