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POLAND - 2020/03/23: In this photo illustration a Walmart logo seen displayed on a smartphone. (Photo Illustration by Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
What Will Feds Do About Corporate Bailout Bill Corruption? Look To Walmart’s Opioid Case
If and when we learn that bailed-out companies and multi-trillion dollar slush funds misuse the public disaster relief dollars doled out by the Trump administration in the wake of the pandemic, we should turn back to this Walmart story for further evidence of why big corporations are rarely held accountable. 
Activists Have Been Trying To Change The Electoral College For More Than 200 Years
But so far, they haven’t met with any success. Will it be different this time?
How To Fight A Politicized Supreme Court The American Way
When the Court is far enough out of step, the elected branches can use a range of constitutional hardball tactics to induce the Court to change direction.
We Need A Constitutional Amendment That Guarantees The Right To Vote
That amendment must also have a punishment for states that keep up their voter suppression schemes.
For More Than A Century, Americans Fine-Tuned The Rules Of Democracy. Why Have We Stopped?
We forget that periodically throughout history, the U.S. has embraced dramatic reforms to how power works when it became clear the system wasn't working.
Trump Admin DPA Use Should Be More Systematic Than Ad Hoc Reachouts To Underwear Firms
The administration needs to rapidly assemble an interagency team outside of the White House with the right experience, drawing on HHS for its health expertise, FEMA and the Department of Defense for their contracting expertise in exigencies, and other relevant departments and agencies.
LOUISVILLE, KY-FEBRUARY 12: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (right) (R-KY) and U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wait the stage together at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center where Schumer was scheduled to speak February 12, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. Sen. Schumer spoke at the event as part of the Center's Distinguished Speaker Series, and Sen. McConnell introduced him. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Instead Of Bailing Out Corporations, Why Not Cancel Student Debt?
The $2 trillion bailout is a monstrous example of corporate welfare.
What Edgar Allan Poe’s Death And Voter Fraud Myths Have In Common
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 27: HHS Secretary Alex Azar, testifies during the House Ways and Committee hearing on the Health and Human Services FY2021 budget in Longworth Building on Thursday, February 27, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Billionaires Are An Existential Threat to Democracy
Billionaire candidates have become a feature of this year’s Democratic presidential contest. But should they exist at all?
on August 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
The Green New Deal Is Not The Least Bit Radical
Framing the Green New Deal as a radical scheme to remake the U.S. economy is becoming ridiculous.
The Democratic Party Talks About Race By Not Talking About Race
All of the candidates should be held accountable and all need to be asked meaningful questions regarding the individuals of color they have (or have not) represented or have supervised.
EL PASO, TX - JANUARY 29: Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg announces his new Latino policy “El Paso Adelante” (the path forward) at a campaign rally on January 29, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. (Photo by Cengiz Yar/Getty Images)
There’s No Resurgence In American Manufacturing. It’s A Myth.
Trump is touting a “blue-collar” boom. But U.S. manufacturing is in a recession.
Trump: An Aspiring Mob Boss Who Threatened Foes With ‘Friends in Jersey’
Mainers Care About Collins’ Impeachment Vote. But Her Reelection Is About More Than That
Maine has a long history of, and appreciation for, independent legislators.
‘Monday Is Going To Be A Bad Day’: Rosenstein Gave Sessions A Heads Up On 2018 Cohen Raid
An in-depth look at the events leading up to the FBI's pre-dawn raid on Michael Cohen's hotel, office and apartment in spring 2018.
The Assault On Workers Seventy Years In The Making
Satire In The US Has A Trump Problem
But satirists in less democratic countries have a few ideas that the U.S. might find valuable.
The 2010s Were The Decade That Bent Democracy To The Breaking Point
The 2010s saw American Democracy tested in unprecedented ways.
on August 5, 2014 in San Francisco, California.
Why Media Executives Keep Failing
Journalism needs journalists running the operations or nothing will change.
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