- February 8, 2016Surveying the real estate choices of Washington’s contractors, lobbyists and corporate lawyers reveals the raw, nouveau-riche tastes of our capital’s shadow government.
- November 9, 2015It's not just structural advantages that give the GOP an edge; it's the unsettled, angry mood of the nation.
- August 5, 2014As an inquiry into the complex subject of international terrorism, the 9/11 Commission's 10th anniversary reprise falls far short — but it does serve official DC's purpose.
- April 14, 2014A court that consistently decides all relevant cases on behalf of corporate interests undermines its own legitimacy, as well as the Constitution.
- February 25, 2014"Truth is always stranger than fiction," notes this week's guest, Mike Lofgren. "It is also more urgently connected to the information we need to know to live as citizens. Yet fiction is more compelling."
- February 24, 2014Watch clips from Bill's interview with a former GOP congressional analyst on the Deep State.
- February 21, 2014We asked a number of people, including Andrew Bacevich, Henry Giroux, Juan Cole, Danielle Brian and others, to share their reactions to Mike Lofgren's essay analyzing the Deep State.
- February 21, 2014National security and law enforcement aren't the only areas where the state often operates unseen from the public. Other parts of the government also operate secretly.
- February 21, 2014The scholar notes that "if absolute power corrupts absolutely, invisible power corrupts invisibly," but says that the Deep State apparatus is vulnerable to a vigilant public.
- February 21, 2014POGO's executive director writes that we have made it possible for corruption to thrive by passing laws that make revolving doors, lobbying and campaign contributions acceptable in our democracy.