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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.

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 READ MORE


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AP/Seth Wenig

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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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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AP/Bernat Armangue

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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The Business of Standing in Line

Paying someone else to secure you a seat at committee hearings is a for-profit concern on Capitol Hill, but some people are worried it has weakened the influence of the public.

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AP/ Hasan Sarbakhshian, File

What Will Tighter Restrictions on Trade in Iran Do?

A bipartisan team of U.S. senators has introduced a bill that would expand sanctions against Iran by targeting an estimated $100 billion worth of the country’s foreign currency reserves that are parked in overseas accounts.

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Relax, Relax at the Dying of the Light

AARP magazine, which boasts the largest circulation of any periodical in the world, used to focus on injustice, something it now calls “negativity.”

Posted on May 8, 2013 READ MORE


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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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