An Equal Say And An Equal Chance For All


How big-box retailers turn economic power into political influence

A new report from Demos and the National Council of La Raza

A proposal to lower the cost of college and end state disinvestment

An important case was allowed to move forward in Rhode Island

Heather McGhee's Senate testimony on the extent and impact of inequality

September 24, 2014

On PolicyShop, Matt Bruenig continues his series of analysis on the Federal Reserves recent Survey of Consumer Finances, this time...

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Manufacturing jobs were supposed to be the good jobs. They are, as the subtitle of a devastating new report from the National Employment Law Project points out, the jobs that “built America’s middle...
November 21, 2014 | Amy Traub
As Ferguson, Mo. and the nation await a grand jury decision on whether or not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for killing Mike Brown, authorities are “preparing for the worst.” According to a...
November 21, 2014 | Donovan X Ramsey
Once again, maybe for the last time, Senator Carl Levin and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation has demonstrated how government, and the legislative branch in particular, can work in the...
November 21, 2014 | Wallace Turbeville
This week, and under the pressure of immigration advocates from around the country, President Obama announced his plans for an executive order aimed to alleviate the problems of our broken...
November 20, 2014 | Pamela Cataldo


Key Findings The notion that all citizens have a voice in our country’s governance is at the center of the American ideal of democracy. Yet the role of corporate and private money in our political...
Democracy has at its heart a basic promise: citizens have an equal voice in deciding who represents them. This promise went unfulfilled again in 2014. Large donors accounted for the vast majority of...
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