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Princeton Report: American Government Isn’t a Democracy

A recent study conducted at two top universities concluded that the concept of an American democracy might have become more of a fable than...
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The U.S. is an Oligarchy? The Research, Explained

So you live in an oligarchy. A word usually associated with deranged Russian oil tycoons is suddenly front and center in many American’s minds...
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Why a Company That Makes $4.7 Million an Hour Still Gets a Tax Break

In 2012, Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey introduced a bill called the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act. Its explicit goal: “to eliminate unnecessary...
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Can We Still Call Our Country a Democracy? Bill Moyers Doesn’t Think So

Oligarchy: a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or a dominant class; government by the few  Sound familiar?...
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Yes, Your Congressman Has A Slush Fund 

Welcome to the shadowy world of leadership PACs: Barely-regulated fundraising vehicles that let members of Congress accept donations from corporate backers and lobbyists, and...
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Every Wonder Why Your Taxes Are So Damn Complicated? Thank TurboTax.

Today, as you well know, is Tax Day. If you’re reading this, you have probably already completed the frustratingly complex and often stressful yearly...
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How Tech Giants Get the Government to Pay Them for Dodging Taxes

Things I love about modern tech companies: They’ve made traveling a breeze with Google Maps I can see really cute pictures of cats 24/7...
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Why More Money in Politics = Fewer Women in Politics

Pay inequality has been at the top of the news recently, as President Obama announced his intention to enact two executive actions aimed at...
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Lawrence Lessig’s Unforgettable Return to TED: “The Unstoppable Walk to Political Reform”

Last February, esteemed Harvard Law Professor and renowned political activist Lawrence Lessig released a TED talk that was watched by over 1 million people and...
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Jon Stewart is at His Best When American Politics is at Its Worst

On April 2, The Supreme Court handed down a devastating ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (FEC). One person can now donate upwards of $3.5...