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The spending bill includes a provision that would repeal a key section of Dodd-Frank and allow more risky financial trades. Read more

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It is  wrong that we have economic institutions that leave many parents with resources so inadequate that they cannot buy things for their children. Why not help them out and pump money back into the economy? Read more

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After a tumultuous 16 months, a judge on Friday cleared Detroit to exit bankruptcy. Read more

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Evidence suggests that a significant part of the turnout problem is voting barriers. Read more

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Even though a federal judge ruled Texas's new voting law to be an unconstitutional poll tax, the high court said it must remain in effect for the coming midterm elections. Read more

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Conflicting Supreme Court actions in current cases have voters' heads spinning.  Read more

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Architect of the Capitol

If you want to know just how out of touch Congress is with the American people, look at education policy. Read more

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The overall wealth distribution picture is grim and getting worse. Read more

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Because of the persistence of racism and a relaxation of the fight against it, we are moving backwards. Ferguson is just the latest illustration. Read more

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Data debunks the popular belief that one's character is a factor in accumulating debt. Read more

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High poverty rates for children in single mother families is a policy choice. Read more

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Subsidies to the country's biggest employer help it remain immensely profitable. Read more

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Measuring the impact of income inequality on people's lives. Read more

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Was it inferior black culture that had blacks at 55 percent poverty in 1959? Read more

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In Ohio, reforms to restrict voting move forward. Read more

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How to ensure Obama’s minimum wage order is enforced Read more

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One of the best mechanisms for increasing voter turnout is given short shrift Read more

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The federal government pays a lot of money for the rich to retire. Read more

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In his State of the Union, Obama will announce an executive order so federal contractors earn over $10.10 an hour. Read more

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