Congress’ approval rating is abysmal, and thefailure of the congressional “super committee” to find a compromise on reducing the national debt has set off a new round of recriminations. One senator on the super committee, Democrat Max Baucus of Montana, told The Washington Post, “We’re at a time in American history where everybody’s afraid — afraid of [...]
By the end of this year, the State Department will decide whether to give a Canadian company permission to construct a 1,700-mile, $7 billion pipeline that would transport crude oil from Canada to refineries in Texas. The project has sparked major environmental concerns, particularly in Nebraska, where the pipeline would pass over an aquifer that [...]
More than 6 million Americans are behind on their mortgage payments or facing foreclosure. Housing prices have continued to drop, and many neighborhoods across the U.S. are filled with foreclosed homes. What exactly has the administration done in the face of such historic need? We’ve put together a guide to the administration’s major efforts to help homeowners, laying [...]
This is the second installment in a series of reading guides on 2012 presidential candidates.
For decades, a discreet nonprofit has brought together state legislators and corporate representatives to produce business-friendly “model” legislation. These “model” bills form the basis of hundreds of pieces of legislation each year, and they often end up as laws. Asmedia scrutiny of the nonprofit—the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC—has grown, we’ve built both a guide [...]