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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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There Are No More Corporate Criminals

Panelists at the annual Corporate Crime Reporter Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday said they were concerned that the Justice Department is abandoning full criminal prosecutions of financial industries in favor of Deferred and Non Prosecution Agreements, which usually involve a fine and a set of conditions that must be followed.

Posted on May 7, 2013 READ MORE


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Wall Street Is Killing Dodd-Frank One Regulation at a Time

The already tepid reforms enacted by Dodd-Frank are falling prey to business leaders, Republican lawmakers and the son of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Posted on Apr 30, 2013 READ MORE


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Americans Suffer While Finance Tax Waits for Congress’ Attention

The Financial Transaction Tax, or Robin Hood Tax, would generate more than $300 billion a year in revenue, thereby doing away with the need for the sequester currently forcing across-the-board budget cuts.

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Abolish the Minimum Wage? It’s No Fantasy

The slow bulldozing of government protections has allowed lawmakers to re-examine programs and policies that haven’t been touched for decades.

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The President of Senegal Thinks Local

The nation’s communities and fisheries have bounced back over the last year with local fishermen seeing their catches increase.

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U.S. Breaks Promises to Iraqi and Afghan Refugees

Of the 1.5 million Iraqi refugees who have fled the country, only about 80,000, or 5 percent, have been resettled here in the U.S.

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Reports of My WMD Are Greatly Exaggerated

Ten years after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the American war machine might be revving up for another strike, this time in Syria.

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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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