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INSTITUTE INDEX: Follow the drone money

March 8, 2013 - In the wake of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) filibuster this week raising concerns about the Obama administration's policy on the domestic use of drones against U.S. civilians, we take a by-the-numbers look at U.S. drone use and drone makers' political clout.

The South and "the Great Gerrymander of 2012"

February 8, 2013 - The mismatch between who voters chose for Congress, and the actual makeup of the U.S. House after the 2012 elections, has sparked a new debate about gerrymandering. But what's the best solution to ensure the wishes of voters are honored?

Four years after Tennessee tragedy, politicians are blocking federal oversight of coal ash

December 21, 2012 - Dec. 22 marks four years since a coal ash impoundment collapsed at a TVA power plant in Tennessee, inundating a community and two rivers. As EPA drags its feet over issuing federal coal ash rules, politicians backed by industry interests are maneuvering to block the agency's ability to protect people and the environment -- even though their states have been adversely affected by poor regulation.