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Democracy 21: Reform Groups Strongly Oppose Efforts in the States to Call a Constitutional Convention

Apr 10, 2015

April 10, 2015 - Our reform organizations strongly oppose the efforts to pass resolutions in the states calling for a constitutional convention.

The organizations include the Brennan Center for Justice, Common Cause, Democracy 21, Issue One, People For the American Way, Public Citizen and USAction.

Our groups support a number of campaign finance measures to respond...

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Tom Steyer: Jeb Bush: Wrong on Keystone XL

Apr 10, 2015

April 10, 2015 - As the 2016 campaign begins to heat up, Republican presidential hopefuls are traveling around the country trying to win the support of Americans. A topic that has been noticeably absent from their campaign platform is a plan to address climate change, which comes as no surprise given the fact that...

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Richard Martin: Mitch McConnell’s quest to undermine the Clean Power Plan won’t rescue Appalachia

Apr 10, 2015

April 10, 2015 - Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell recently took the extraordinary step of calling on governors to ignore Washington’s Clean Power Plan, an EPA mandate to curb carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

“Declining to go along with the administration’s legally dubious plan will give the other two branches of government time” to determine...

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Why you need to shop at farmer’s markets

It is nearing summertime, when your home will be full of fresh strawberries, cherries, lima beans, nectarines, watermelon and summer squash. You just went to a local farmers market, where all of the produce is seasonal and grown by the people who sell it to you, for cash only. 



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Jill Richardson: The Right to Eat: The government shouldn’t deny food stamps on the basis of a criminal record

Apr 9, 2015

April 9, 2015 - There’s one group of people in this country who probably get less sympathy than anyone else: felons.

If you’re a convicted felon, very few Americans care about your plight. Can’t find a job or an apartment because of your record? Too bad, we tell them, you shouldn’t have committed a crime.

In...

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Jim Hightower: Bacon-Wrapped Cholesterol Bomb

Apr 9, 2015
Jim Hightower: Bacon-Wrapped Cholesterol Bomb

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Buckhorn Road
150 years ago today: The End

Apr 9, 2015
150 years ago today: The End

On this day 150 years ago, April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to Union General Ulysses S. Grant in the parlor of the McLean home in a small western Virginia village called Appomattox Court House. ...

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Mountain Lion Foundation: Debunking the myth hunters are the only true conservationists

Apr 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 - It's a myth commonly voiced by hunters that they finance wildlife conservation in America through their hunting fees and the tax dollars paid for ammunition and other equipment purchases. That worn out fairytale resurfaced again recent...

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Chuck Collins: America’s Billionaires Owe You a Thank You Note This Tax Season

Apr 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 - This tax season, America’s billionaires are toasting you, the ordinary taxpayer.

That’s because you’re the one picking up the tab for our nation’s ailing infrastructure of roads, bridges, and rail transport. You’re also footing the bill for military forces, disaster relief, veterans’ health services, and national park protection.

The share of taxes...

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Chris Toensing: Footing the Bill While Israel Thumbs Its Nose

Apr 8, 2015
Chris Toensing: Footing the Bill While Israel Thumbs Its Nose

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