Fort Collins, Colo., joins the growing list of those opting out of big telecom, much to the disdain of giants like Comcast.
Public sector banks, rare in the U.S., are common elsewhere. Studies show that they are more profitable, less corrupt and more accountable overall than private banks.
The city's progressive agenda includes a new measure to shield residents from discriminatory acts by the Trump administration.
Mortgage debt overhang from the housing bust has meant lack of middle-class spending power, and low consumer demand is preventing the economy from growing. The problem might be fixed by a new approach from the Fed. But if the Fed won’t act, counties will, as seen in the latest developments on eminent domain and litigation over MERS.
While in these last months the NSA has cast a long, dark shadow over American privacy, don’t for a second imagine that it’s the only government agency systematically and often secretly intruding on our lives. A remarkable traffic jam of local, state, and federal government authorities turn out to be exploiting technology to wriggle into the most intimate crevices of our lives.
Local and state governments having a hard time making ends meet are "quietly taxing a group even more cash-strapped than they are: the poor," writes Leah A. Plunkett at Salon.