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Political Agenda

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A Small Business Boost from ... Regulations? A Small Business Boost from ... Regulations?
by Brooke Jarvis
Do regulations really hurt small businesses? Or do businesses thrive when local residents can afford their services, and a good quality of life attracts skilled workers?
No Papers, No Fear: Risking Deportation at the DNC No Papers, No Fear: Risking Deportation at the DNC
by Molly Knefel
Why did ten undocumented immigrants choose to get arrested in Charlotte, even when they knew they could face deportation?
7 Ways to End the Deficit (Without Throwing Grandma Under the Bus) 7 Ways to End the Deficit (Without Throwing Grandma Under the Bus)
by John Cavanagh
A new study suggests that ending the deficit doesn’t have to hurt, just as long as we cut in the right places. John Cavanagh finds seven places where budget cuts can create a more just, more secure, and more sustainable country.
Widespread War on Reproductive Rights Widespread War on Reproductive Rights
by Lynsi Burton
National polls show that most of the public supports birth control and abortion rights. So what’s with the trend of trying to limit them?
Make the Connections: Poverty, Obesity, and Diabetes Make the Connections: Poverty, Obesity, and Diabetes
by Doug Pibel
How to fight diabetes with better policy—and cut your own diabetes risk by 93 percent.
RNC Demonstrators Defy Expectations of Violence RNC Demonstrators Defy Expectations of Violence
by Amos Miers
While Republicans spent the RNC attending corporate-sponsored parties and listening to scripted speeches, protesters’ commitment to nonviolence built alliances that went beyond the usual suspects.
Obama Slams Citizens United Obama Slams Citizens United
by John Bonifaz
Who’s the latest supporter for a constitutional amendment to overturn the controversial Supreme Court decision? Just the President of the United States. No big deal.
Lockdown on the Pipeline: How a Houston Businessman Helped Shut Down Keystone for a Day Lockdown on the Pipeline: How a Houston Businessman Helped Shut Down Keystone for a Day
by Candice Bernd
Seven people—including Texas landowners whose land has been seized through eminent domain—halted work at the Livingston pipe yard, stopping construction of the Keystone XL pipeline for a day.
A Bill of Rights—for Homeowners A Bill of Rights—for Homeowners
by Seth Sandronsky
California’s new law gives increased protection to people threatened with foreclosure. Will other states follow?
Video: Elders at Risk in Ryan’s Health Care Plan Video: Elders at Risk in Ryan’s Health Care Plan
Sarah van Gelder appears on FreeSpeech TV to explain the consequences of Republican health care plan.
WTO Rules Against Labeling Meat WTO Rules Against Labeling Meat
by Lauren Hardy
Now the U.S. has to gut a law that protects consumers from imported mystery meat—or pay the price.
Video: RNC’s “Willful Ignorance” on Climate Video: RNC’s “Willful Ignorance” on Climate
Sarah van Gelder speaks on FreeSpeech TV about Mitt Romney's energy plan and why a majority of Americans want cleaner, safer, and more reliable sources of energy.
“The Fight Against Fossil Fuel Giants Is the Fight of Our Time” “The Fight Against Fossil Fuel Giants Is the Fight of Our Time”
Bill McKibben used to think that lack of action to stabilize the climate came from widespread apathy, denial, or comfort with the status quo. Here’s what made him change his mind.
Romney’s Dirtier, Deadlier Energy Future: Is There Another Way? Romney’s Dirtier, Deadlier Energy Future: Is There Another Way?
by Sarah van Gelder
The oil-dependent economy Romney supports is a step toward a less stable, more costly future. Renewables and energy efficiency offer real hope.
How Voter Suppression Could Swing the Election How Voter Suppression Could Swing the Election
by Greg Palast
It won’t be easy to protect our votes from being sidelined and stolen this year, but here are a few simple things we can do.
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