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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 14, 2018:  The Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Visitor Center is housed in an historic building at The Presidio of San Francisco, on the waterfront near the Golden Gate Bridge. The Presidio is a former military post in San Francisco, California, now managed by The National Park Service. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)
This California Highway Boondoggle Shows Why We Need More Infrastructure Funding
Public-private partnerships are a poor replacement for robust federal investment in infrastructure.
Now That The Impeachment Probe Is Official, House Dems Must Ramp Up Other Oversight
House Democrats' oversight of President Trump has not been vigorous enough, and now is their opportunity to hold the entire administration accountable.
The FEC Is Paralyzed. It Couldn’t Come At A Worse Time.
The author is going before Congress in an attempt to unbreak the Federal Elections Commission.
We Studied Who’s Most Susceptible To Racial Dog Whistles. It’s Not Who You’d Expect.
New research on the impact of racial dog whistling on Americans offers more insight on Obama-Trump swing voters.
Climate Change Is Already Hurting Our National Parks
National parks are seeing faster rates of warming than the rest of the country, serving as a dire warning of climate change’s impacts.
Red State Opposition To Climate Action May Not Remain Entrenched Forever
Data shows that many Red states will be hit the hardest economically by climate change, suggesting those regions could shift their attitude on climate action sooner than we think.
WILMINGTON, CA  MAY 24, 2007 -- General scene setter images of the Tesoro refinery taken in May 2007, when is was taken over from Shell Oil.  Views include crude oil storage tanks, piping, crude oil heaters that prepare the oil for refining.  (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
Fossil Fuel Companies Roll Out A New Era Of Spin
Climate Denialists Aren’t The Only Voice In The GOP — They’re Just The Loudest
Research shows that many Republican voters do support policies to curb climate change. Now we must convince GOP legislators to listen to those voices.
The World Should Ignore Trump On Climate. Will It?
President Trump's commitment to undoing Obama's climate legacy is making it harder for the rest of the world to take action.
Catastrophic Storms Like Dorian Are Becoming More Likely Thanks To Climate Change
The science is in — climate change has ushered in stronger storms that wreak unprecedented devastation, showing why we need to act now.
The Outlook For Fair Maps In 2021 Is Better Than You Think
Thanks to determined activism in key states, the next round of redistricting is shaping up to be a lot fairer than the last one.
Hurricanes Hit Just Before Election Season — Why Aren’t We More Prepared?
How The Student Finance Complex Took Over Middle Class Life
Middle-class families must now make their way through a thicket of financial policies and programs that link government, banks, and universities together.
Lawmakers Must Empower Unions To Combat Growing Inequality In US
Working people have been thwarted in their efforts to bargain for better wages by attacks on unions.
How Algorithms Amplify Our Own Biases And Shape What We See Online
Though some may claim otherwise, algorithms alone don’t control what we see.
The Irony Of Conservative Christians’ Opposition To Immigration
on September 4, 2014 in New York City.
How The Labor Movement’s Decline Could Be Reversed
Today's political realities have stacked the deck against American workers.
No Knight On A White Horse
House Democrats have spent the last two years waiting for someone else to solve the Trump conundrum. It is now up to them, and to them alone.
Meet The Naked Billionaires
Why men like Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein lie about their wealth, and why the New York City business media lets them.
Justice John Paul Stevens And The Slow Evolution Of The Law
The Citizenship Question Is Dead But The Fight Isn’t Over
The Reality of Justice John Paul Stevens
Trump, AOC, And Jerome Powell All Agree — The Fed Got Employment Wrong
Sometimes, on the economy, Trump is right, albeit for the wrong reasons.
The Supreme Court Won’t Stop Partisan Gerrymandering. Now What?
Despite the court’s antidemocratic ruling, there’s still a way forward.
Unraveling The Nazi Origins Of The American Space Program
SANTEE, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Duncan Hunter(R-CA) brings Pizza to campaign staffers during a visit to one of his headquarters in Santee, CA on November 6, 2018 in Santee, California. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
When You Use Campaign Funds To Pay For Your Pet Rabbit’s Trip, You’re Doing It Wrong
Or: What Trump could learn from Eggburt the Bunny.
The GOP Doesn’t Actually Care If You Call Them ‘Concentration Camps’
This bad faith criticism isn’t based on a great deal of care for the feelings of Jews or a deep understanding of the Holocaust.
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