Alex Stevens

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California Probe of Campaign Donations Sheds Light on "Dark Money"

The Republican consultant and his team had raised piles of cash to use in California politics as last November’s election approached. But a wrinkle …

Nonprofits

Dark Money’s New Frontier: State Judicial Elections

In America, we expect that our courts are fair and impartial — that their primary interest is to serve justice under the law. But increasingly, state …

Government

Study: Everyone hates environmentalists and feminists

New research suggests people tend to hold negative views of political and social activists<p>Tom Jacobs<p>September 26, 2013 12:10pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>Why don’t people behave in more environmentally friendly ways? New research presents one uncomfortable answer: They …

Americans see government as focused on the rich

<b>(Reuters/Yuri Gripas)</b><p>Poll finds Americans believe in pro-rich government bias<p>Elias Isquith<p>September 27, 2013 1:27pm (UTC)<p>According to a new Huffington Post/YouGov poll, most Americans believe the government helps the rich at the expense of the poor and the middle class.<p>While only eight percent of …

Krist Novoselic: How to save money and reduce rancor in campaigns

The former Nirvana bassist and active political reformer explains how instant runoffs would transform our democracy<p>Krist Novoselic<p>September 27, 2013 12:53pm (UTC)<p>While Bill de Blasio’s win in the Democratic contest for mayor was the big story out of New York on election day earlier this month, …

ThatGameCompany, LLP

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What News Nerds Can Learn from Game Nerds, Day One — ProPublica

Today was the first day of the 10th Games for Change Festival, a conference in New York organized by Games for Change, an organization that seeks to …

Snowfall

Snowden versus the dragons

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. …

In Turkey, a New Form of Protest: Standing Silently for Hours

Overnight, Turkish choreographer Erdem Gunduz has inspired a new form of anti-government protest: Standing silently while staring at his country's …

Nate Silver vs. Politico: It's on Again

The war of words between Politico and Nate Silver appears to be escalating yet again. In a New Republic interview published Tuesday, the co-founders …

The 2013 Nation Student Writing Contest

<i>The Nation</i> launched an annual Student Writing Contest to identify, support and reward the numerous smart, progressive student journalists writing, …

Thousands Strike Greek Government Pulling the Plug on State TV

<i>Costas Lapavistas: State TV shutdown affront to democracy, time is ripe for Left to gain power.</i><p><b>TRANSCRIPT:</b><p><b>JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN PRODUCER:</b> Welcome …

Fighting for Our Classrooms, and for the Human Beings Inside Them

(Image: Erasing desk via Shutterstock)It seems as if the same battle is being fought in every aspect of American society. On one side are the forces …

Social Security

Syria: If People Don't Do Their Own Damn Revolution, It Won't Work

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Nation-Building

Education in Iceland

(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)Citizens of a country one major crisis away from falling apart at the seams, we Americans would be wise to examine …

Education

Students Push to Limit School Police After Newtown

After the Newtown, Conn., shootings, the urgency to secure schools shot up. California Sen. Barbara Boxer floated legislation to deploy the National …

Los Angeles

Bhaskar Sunkara: Beyond the Welfare State

The Collapse of Journalism, and the Journalism of Collapse

(Image: Newspapers stacked via Shutterstock)For those who believe that a robust public-affairs journalism is essential for a society striving to be …

Journalism

Why American Colleges Are Becoming a Force for Inequality

Higher education should be closing the gap between the rich and the poor. But college economics are driving them further apart<p>Reuters<p>We like to view higher education as the "great equalizer" that leads to social mobility. But selective colleges have long been accused of perpetuating class divides, …

May Day in NYC: Youth and Immigrant Rights Activists Demand Reform

<i>All photos by Allison Kilkenny.</i><p>This year’s May Day events featured the familiar tableau of union members marching in matching T-shirts and carrying …

Top 5 investigative videos of the week: Killing bin Laden

<b>Scene still from "The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden"</b><p>Searching for Sugar Man and finding Osama: A look at the best docs YouTube has to offer<p>Amanda Pike<p>May 5, 2013 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Where can you find Navy SEALs, horse racing, forgotten musicians and the shadowy trade in human body parts all in one place? …