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Billionaire Betsy DeVos Can’t Buy Her Way Into The Education Department

The defection of two Republican senators has imperiled President Trump’s nomination of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos to serve as Secretary of Education. DeVos has contributed $5,000 to Susan Collins’ campaigns, but Lisa Murkowski’s no-vote was perhaps an even bigger surprise. DeVos’ family businesses have contributed $33,400 to Murkowski’s political campaigns since 1989, according to OpenSecrets.

February 2, 2017

Senate Panel Approves Obama’s Pick For FDA Commissioner

A Senate panel on Tuesday cleared President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration, cardiologist Dr. Robert Califf.

January 13, 2016
A rainbow over the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (Judith Slein via Flickr)

Congress: Protect Wildlife Refuge From Alaska’s Greed

Alaska has no right to balance its checkbook at the expense of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

March 25, 2015

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Women Make More Effective Legislators Than Men

Nobody in Congress does bipartisanship very well — but female legislators are more successful than the men.

February 20, 2015

Obama Plan Would Close More Of Alaskan Refuge To Oil Drilling

Environmentalists are hailing President Obama’s latest proposal.

January 26, 2015

The Democratic Party Is The Only Home For Centrists

This is a letter to political centrists. For those of you alarmed that Rep. Eric Cantor was not conservative enough for Republicans in Virginia’s 7th congressional district, I encourage you to read Charles Wheelan’s The Centrist Manifesto. Wheelan, a professor of economics at Dartmouth College, puts to words what we can all sense: Partisan gridlock is […]

June 16, 2014