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Thomas Hedges
Thomas Hedges

Thomas Hedges works with Ralph Nader as a reporter at the Center for Study of Responsive Law, which is based in Washington, D.C. He wrote for his...

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Politicized Nonprofits and the Real IRS Scandal

The mainstream media have decided that the IRS scandal wasn’t a scandal after all. News outlets are calling the dwindling accusations of tea party Republicans empty, and saying that the only disaster is that the IRS is disorganized. But underneath all the drama lies a real scandal.

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Rosy Predictions of New York Insurance Exchange Might be Premature

By Thomas Hedges

The New York Times reported last week that New York State’s health plans are set to fall 50 percent in cost. Missing from the conversation was the fact that insurance companies, who are driven not by the public’s interest but by profits, still control the market.

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Why They Hate Eliot Spitzer

Corporations have revved their engines back up for round two of the smear campaign against Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York who has announced that he will run for New York City comptroller.

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“Everyone Is Corrupt I’ve Come to Learn”

By Thomas Hedges

Imprisoned CIA whistle-blower John Kiriakou has advice for Snowden—and a warning for the rest of us.

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Center for Auto Safety Dissatisfied With Chrysler’s Jeep Recall

The nonprofit group The Center for Auto Safety says that Chrysler’s Jeep recall, which the car manufacturer finally agreed to June 18 after an ongoing battle with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is insufficient and will not fix the vehicle’s defect.

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How American University Got Involved in Israel’s Public Interest

A 30-year-old program has snowballed and given vigor to the civil rights movement in the Holy Land.

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Thomas Hedges
Thomas Hedges

Thomas Hedges works with Ralph Nader as a reporter at the Center for Study of Responsive Law, which is based in Washington, D.C. He wrote for his college newspaper, the Colgate Maroon News, until he was banned for writing exposés on Greek life and hazing. Hedges is also a contributor for PolicyShop.net—the Demos political blog—for whom he covers money in politics. He is moving to Paris in September to begin a year-long graduate program in history and literature through Columbia University. Follow Thomas Hedges on Twitter: @ThomasHedgesTD.

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