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A night scene of a Bank of America ATM on K Street NW in Washington. November 2006. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 29, 2014 | We're Not Making This Up!

Corporate taxes are near a 60-year low, in part because companies have become adept at not paying their fair share. Continue reading

Ben Santer
May 16, 2014 | Blog

How two men used the “tobacco strategy” to try to take down an esteemed scientist because they disagreed with his conclusion that global warming is caused by greenhouse gases. Continue reading

February 13, 2014 | Blog

A veteran sportscaster’s remarks on the hypocrisy of NFL personnel who say Michael Sam’s decision to come out will hurt him in the draft go viral and show that the times are changing. Continue reading

Tyrone Hayes addresses a senate committee Monday, Oct. 25, 2004 in St. Paul, Minn., where he discussed research on the herbicide atrazine. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
February 10, 2014 | Blog

Colleagues thought Tyrone Hayes was being paranoid, but it turned out that he had every reason to be. Continue reading

Olympic athletes queue up at the McDonalds inside the dining hall at the Olympic Village in London. July 2013. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
January 16, 2014 | Blog

We spend a fortune in welfare for those comfortably at the top. Continue reading

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he leaves the village of Castel Gandolfo, the pontiffs' summer residence in the hills overlooking Rome in August. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
December 25, 2013 | Blog

Pope Francis took over the papal Twitter feed earlier this year. He tweets about the same topics he speaks about: the importance of caring for those less fortunate than ourselves and what it means to live charitably. Here’s a sampling. Continue reading

An outdoors sign for Walmart is seen in Duarte, Calif. Tuesday, May 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
December 17, 2013 | Blog

You can buy a poster celebrating the movement that decried capitalism’s excesses from the big box store that best illustrates capitalism’s excesses. Continue reading

November 14, 2013 | Blog

Watch some spectacular performances from around the world inspired by Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” Continue reading

November 12, 2013 | Blog

Thanks to a loophole, some nonprofits can pay workers with disabilities as little as 22 cents an hour. Advocates for disabled workers are trying to change that. Continue reading

October 22, 2013 | Blog

Two of the world’s most influential money managers got an earful from audience members on the needs of working class families. Continue reading

Britain London Olympics 2012 Home Away
October 8, 2013 | Blog

Americans can’t take a stroll in a national park but Congress still can work out in their exclusive gyms (no towels though). Continue reading

AIG CEO Robert AIG CEO Robert Benmosche  is interviewed by Neil Cavuto on the Fox Business network. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 25, 2013 | Blog

In an interview published Monday in the Wall Street Journal, AIG chief executive Robert Benmosche compared the American public’s outrage at bailed-out Wall Street execs grabbing bloated bonuses to African Americans being lynched in the old South. Continue reading

Climate Lobbying
September 24, 2013 | Blog

The average American subsidizes big business to the tune of $6,000 each year. Paul Buchheit adds it up so you can see all the ways in which taxpayers are unwittingly contributing to corporations’ bottom lines. Continue reading

Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins, right, goes down and is injured during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. Hopkins, Houston's first-round pick, left the game with what the team says is a head injury. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)
September 13, 2013 | Blog

As the evidence mounts, and the lawsuits keep coming in, some on the right are spinning football’s concussion problem away. Continue reading

Tea Party member Greg Hernandez, of Quicksburg, Va., wearing a tri-corner hat and tea bag. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 12, 2013 | Blog

With news this week that five conservative rural counties in Maryland want to flee from what they see as the tyranny of a democratic state government they don’t control, we appear to have a trend. Continue reading

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