The NRA’s members are loud, bumper-sticking their hobby, but as gun ownership drops, it’s a weakening lobby. more

Feb 23, 2018 6:03 AM Dispatches

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The low pay received by many restaurant workers is no accident. Operating in the background of the industry is a powerful lobbying organization determined to keep wages low and benefits skimpy. more

Oct 2, 2017 2:59 PM Magazine

After Newtown, the gun lobby faced resistance. With Trump’s presidency looming, the National Rifle Association is predicting victory. Here’s a look at how they’ve prevailed. more

Dec 13, 2016 4:51 PM Dispatches 7 Comments

Things unwind at the Republican and Democratic conventions. more

Sep 2, 2016 10:06 PM Magazine

With Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, calling the #NoBillNoBreak sit-in a “publicity stunt,” let’s take a look at what Representative Ryan has been doing lately to get attention of his own. more

Jun 23, 2016 1:59 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

How one progressive responds to the pressure of loyalty to a party she no longer belongs to. more

Jun 20, 2016 4:35 PM Magazine 6 Comments

With a little help from the NRA... more

Jun 16, 2016 2:29 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

Grassroots progressives—as individuals and through our groups—must get in the face of power and stay there. more

Jun 6, 2016 2:20 PM Magazine 1 Comments

Large-scale April actions will resist role of big money in politics more

Mar 24, 2016 4:24 PM Dispatches 4 Comments

Yeah, there are vast infusions of cash into politics: So what? more

Feb 1, 2016 5:33 PM Magazine

With the fall of Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria, fingers are pointing faster than you can say "Preemptive War." John McCain thinks the crazy Islamic extremists of ISIS wouldn't be causing the world all this trouble if only Obama hadn't s... more

Jun 4, 2015 4:14 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

Is thinking that I should be paid the same as a man if I do the same work a radical, anti-business threat? more

Sep 26, 2014 5:08 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Wisconsin Representative Chris Taylor shares more insights from the ALEC conference in Dallas, Texas. more

Aug 4, 2014 10:59 PM Dispatches 8 Comments

I’m at my third American Exchange Legislative Council (ALEC) conference, this time in Dallas, and on my first day, there were some things I had come to expect... more

Jul 31, 2014 8:03 PM Dispatches 7 Comments

An internal tracking document reveals the scope of ALEC's anti-environmental efforts in 2014. more

Apr 24, 2014 3:38 PM Dispatches 4 Comments

  by Frank Smyth Last Friday The New York Times finally addressed a conflict of interest that it had been ignoring for years. Although, among the powerful institutions that have long done so, the Times is hardly alone. The matter helps illu... more

Apr 24, 2014 2:16 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

Across the country, corporate profiteers are pushing legislation at the state level that would ban local governments from enacting ordinances that pay higher than the minimum wage. They don’t want local taxpayers to be allowed to ensure tha... more

Mar 7, 2014 5:43 PM Dispatches

Have you had your daily minimum requirement of triclosan today? How about your dosage of triclocarban? more

Jan 9, 2014 5:33 PM Dispatches

Tenacity can be a virtue. But the persistent push by giant food conglomerates to deceive us consumers has turned their tenacity into raw mendacity. more

Jan 8, 2014 6:28 PM Dispatches