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  • August 1, 2014

    Reform groups are asking the FCC to disclose online who funds political ads on cable and satellite television. Continue reading

  • April 17, 2014 | Updated April 30, 2014

    As powerful media organizations and the government threaten to stifle free speech, a coalition of activists is fighting for your right to connect and communicate. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2014

    Michael Copps says if Comcast acquires Time Warner, consumers will lose out in the end, as they would if the FCC fails to respond to a recent court decision overturning the concept of Net neutrality. Continue reading

  • October 24, 2013

    Amid so much dysfunction, some in Congress are fighting for reform. Here are five bipartisan bills that could help fix our broken democracy. Continue reading

  • June 14, 2013 | Blog

    Despite its expressed commitment to transparency, the controversial organization appears to have undertaken efforts to stop its documents from falling into outside hands. Continue reading

  • May 18, 2013 | Q&A

    The director of the Center for Science and Democracy says scientific research is a core part of our democracy that is under threat from corporations and sequestration cuts. Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, the Center’s director, explains how industry manipulates and undermines scientific research, and the challenges scientists face in the digital age. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2013

    The head of Common Cause, who died this week, once told Bill, “If the predators of democracy are going to use brass knuckles to pulverize us, we have to fight back with sharp elbows.” Continue reading

  • April 23, 2013 | Blog

    Michael Winship remembers the head of Common Cause as “an energetic and ebullient crusader for reform who delighted in progressive success.” Continue reading

  • April 23, 2013 | Eye on ALEC

    Several recent reports on the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, reveal more about the funding of the meetings between state legislators and corporate lobbyists — and what’s on the agenda. Continue reading

  • March 29, 2013

    Michael Winship says the Watergate scandal produced heroes and accountability, both of which are in very short supply today. Continue reading