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Kate Sheppard

Kate Sheppard is a political reporter at Grist, and a former Prospect writing fellow.

Clubhouses and ACT are proven successes. So why aren't they better known or funded? Read more

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New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine is facing one of the nation's worst budget crunches. Can a man who was elected to clean up a state's financial crisis also enact progressive policies? Read more

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Concern over the predatory practices of the payday lending industry has forged an unorthodox partnership in Virginia between religious, consumer-rights, and anti-poverty groups. Read more

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The McCain Agenda: Despite the hype, McCain's environmental record shows a candidate who acknowledges the reality of climate change, but will do little to roll it back. A President McCain would only push for reforms that do not inconvenience businesses or trouble the conservative elite. Read more

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