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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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AP/Mike Groll

With Minimum Wage Bill, Congress Is Just Trying to Keep Up With Inflation

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., said they would like to see the minimum wage hiked even higher than what they have proposed, but “We want it to pass through Congress.”

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Kenneth Lu (CC-BY)

The Last Picture Show

Independent theaters and films are struggling to survive the transition to digital cinema.

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Understanding Economics in Plain English

Fedspeak, vague and convoluted answers to economic questions, was popularized by Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006. It allowed him to essentially say “no comment” without admitting that he was avoiding questions.

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David Orban (CC-BY)

Three Men Who Wouldn’t Let the NSA Get Away With It

Whistle-blowers have warned that intelligence agencies are abusing the Constitution and lavishing private companies with expensive contracts in exchange for subpar results.

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AP/Bernat Armangue

Music and Tears as the Rockets Fall

Outside the White House on Thursday night, a pro-Israeli group from George Washington University sang traditional Jewish songs, danced in circles and smiled while others protested U.S. backing of recent Israeli airstrikes that have killed 19 Palestinians.

Posted on Nov 17, 2012 READ MORE


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InsideClimate News/Osha Gray Davidson

How Germany Is Getting to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

There is no debate on climate change in Germany, where architects of the clean energy movement estimate that from 80 percent to 100 percent of the country’s electricity will come from renewable sources by 2050.

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Office of the Speaker/Bryant Avondoglio

Elections Are Shrinking

The voters in Ohio’s 8th District had better be happy with Republican Rep. John Boehner. They have no choice.

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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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