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Posted on: Dec 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Delaware case points to increased racial stratification as result of charter schools.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2014, Source: In These Times

States are trying to hide information about how public employees' retirement money is invested.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The financial firms maintain that secrecy is important to protect commercial interests.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2014, Source: Salon

I was afraid, too. Then I cut the cord, saved a ton and can still watch whatever I want. Here's how to do it.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Legalization battles heat up in Maine, Oregon and Alaska.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Maybe what we need is a good old fashioned drug duel.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The foundation has been accused before of helping "pinkwash" corporations whose products critics say may actually promote cancer.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Jessica Alba's metadata is not safe, and neither is yours.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new study yields an unexpected answer to that question.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Why are public officials shifting workers' pension money into private equity, hedge funds and venture capital?

Posted on: Sep 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Credit Suisse committed a crime. Where's the punishment?

Posted on: Sep 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There's a big movement to shine some light on this "dark money."

Posted on: Sep 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The more the merrier is not their philosophy.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

And why the idea of eliminating corporate taxes would amount to an endless bail-out

Posted on: Aug 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The public is being systematically divorced from public policy, which is exactly what too many elected officials want.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

According to an autopsy report, marijuana was found in Michael Brown's system. So what?

Posted on: Aug 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It's all part of a ploy to make the White House's domestic manufacturing initiatives appear successful.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Despite what Clinton's allies would have you believe, Clinton is way to the right of Warren.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

In a rare twist, the private telecom companies are seeking government intervention to clamp down on competition.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Following the money in New Jersey shows it flows to Christie's donors.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Export-Import Bank shows the GOP is not the only party tailoring policy to business interests.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

States that spend less on health, education and welfare are more prone to bribery. Case in point: Tennessee

Posted on: Jun 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Our government is at war with itself over civil liberties.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"Democracy has been hacked by moneyed interests."

Posted on: Jun 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Solutions exist. Where's the political will?

Posted on: May 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A disastrous merger between Time Warner and Comcast spells trouble for the consumer.

Posted on: May 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New survey suggests reporters are losing their nerve.

Posted on: May 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Bankrupt cities spend more on financial fees than on basic services.

Posted on: May 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

They are completely mum about the health hazards.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A lack of transparency allows financial firms to conceal what they do with your money.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

But a financial transaction tax would go a long way towards fixing it..

Posted on: Apr 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It's time for a financial transaction tax to disincentive high-frequency trading.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Corruption not pensions are the cause of Chicago's budget problems.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Silicon Valley CEOs are working together to drive down labor costs, so why can't college athletes unionize?

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Buffett and Quicken Loans want to give you $1 billion for a perfect NCAA bracket—just because they can.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Pro football is just a microcosm of larger societal ills that need to change.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There's no money to support basic needs, but plenty to subsidize corporate profits.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Pundits who have spent the last decade mindlessly cheering on wars and warrantless wiretapping now echo the talking points emanating from surveillance-state apparatchiks.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

'For all the sky-will-fall rhetoric about marijuana legalization, there haven't been piles of dead bodies and overdoses.'

Posted on: Dec 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Americans are not buying Fox and other right wingers' phony claim.