Reading Time: 3 minutes A decade later and billions of dollars deep, Congress is finally considering a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Coordinated attacks from the president and administration-friendly media have spooked government employees who might want to expose wrongdoing.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The impeachment of President Donald Trump is about much more than the fate of a corrupt leader. It’s about whether the American experiment can still succeed.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The God’s honest truth, according to these observers, is that everyone lies
Reading Time: 4 minutes When you look at a map of US congressional districts, the picture often resembles a warped puzzle, with lines curving in and out of territory. That’s because gerrymandering works. But have citizens finally had enough?
Reading Time: 4 minutes December 8 is the deadline for working out a budget deal. It is always tough for the two parties to agree on spending. Reaching agreement this year may be particularly challenging, even though Republicans control Congress and the White House.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Ex-boss of USDA Food Safety “retires,” then reappears working for meat production company. Coincidence? Or fat cat in the hen house?
Reading Time: 5 minutes The US offers safe havens to criminals using secret shell companies. Recent scandals are pushing Congress to act, but reforms are opposed by lawyers and by the states that profit from selling secrecy.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The vaunted FBI gave erroneous testimony in almost every case involving DNA hair analysis—a significant number of which involved the death penalty. Now, leaders of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform want answers.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Somehow, the leaks of NSA documents on the fragility of democracy have been turned around into public criticism of the leaker. The conservative press wants us to focus on Edward Snowden’s girlfriend. Ok, fine. Here’s that picture. Happy? Now can we move on to what’s really happening in this country—and why it’s so hard to speak the truth about it?