Witness Wednesdays: Voices of the Unemployed

Stories from across the nation show why emergency unemployment insurance must be extended.

Senators Introduce Hide No Harm Act

New bill would ensure corporate managers are held personally accountable for covering up product and workplace hazards.

Congress's Latest Assault on the EPA

Bills in Congress seek to prevent EPA from protecting the American people from pollution and other hazards.

Misinformation Campaign Targets Clean Water Rule

An industry misinformation campaign is muddying the waters on an important EPA rule.

Landmark Decision Upholds Local Fracking Bans

A landmark court decision in New York recently upheld local towns' fracking bans.

TAFTA Resources

Find fact sheets and other resources on the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) and its threats to our health, safety, and democracy.

New Posts

Jul 23, 2014

We Can Fix This. We've Done It Before. Re-imagining Government

When I talk to people who work in Washington, DC these days, I'm struck by the resignation. The political/policy professionals with whom I interact regularly are discouraged by the ...

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Jul 23, 2014

Re-Imagining Government By "the People": Woman's Suffrage

One hundred and sixty-six years ago, 300 women and a few men gathered in the small, upstate New York town of Seneca Falls at the first convention to discuss and advocate for women’s’ rights. At ...

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Jul 21, 2014

Corporate Inversions: A “Get Out of Taxes Free” Card

If you don’t pay your taxes in America, you risk heavy fines or even jail time. That is, unless you are a major, profitable corporation able to merge with a firm registered in a low-tax ...

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Jul 21, 2014

Lifting the Ban on Crude Oil Exports Troubling in Light of Recent Rail Catastrophes

What do fracking, recent rail car explosions, and international trade have in common? A volatile light crude oil called "condensate."

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Resources & Research

Protesters Urge Agency to Stop Fracked Gas Exports

On July 13, over 1,000 protestors marched from the U.S. Capitol to the doors of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). They urged the agency to reject a proposal to ...

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The Bridge to Prosperity: Reverse Reckless Cuts, Restore Our Infrastructure, and Revive Jobs

The United States is facing a growing infrastructure crisis and a lingering jobs crisis. Most ...

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The Disappearing Corporate Tax Base: How to Reclaim Lost Tax Revenue to Rebuild State Budgets

American states and cities and the people who live in them are hurting. States and cities ...

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Making the Grade: Access to Information Scorecard 2014

A building block of American democracy is the idea that as citizens, we have a right to information about how our government works and what it does in our name. The Freedom ...

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