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The capitol is awash in money and conflicts of interest, with no true ethics cops on the beat.
New analysis reveals key trends, from a major increase in the influence of a few wealthy donors to proliferation of dark money.
The State of the Union was something of a valedictory, but it was not free of political gamesmanship.
Aggrandizing the violent acts of a handful of marginalized individuals as existential threats to western civilization will only drain our resources and encourage more violence.
Newly uncovered documents reveal previous community outreach programs may actually have been used by law enforcement to collect intelligence on American Muslim communities.
On the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Church Committee, 17 former Church Committee staff members put forward key reforms to help Congress rein in intelligence abuses and repair weakened oversight structures.
Bans on personal solicitation by judicial candidates not only insulates future judges against possible bias, but helps build public confidence in the fairness of our courts.
A new Brennan Center brief argues that a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Arizona legislature would undermine the ability of citizens to combat the problem of gerrymandering.