October 27, 2014 -
Predatory lenders continue to target members of the U.S. military -- and they're getting help from some state politicians like North Carolina House Speaker and U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis.
October 13, 2014 -
While the Affordable Care Act is helping more people get health coverage, it does nothing to thwart low-road employers like Wal-Mart from continuing to shift what should be their costs onto taxpayers.
August 27, 2014 -
Terminated without due process in the chaos that reigned after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans' unionized public schoolteachers have been fighting back in court -- and winning. After victories in district and appeals courts, they head to the Louisiana Supreme Court next week. Meanwhile, teachers in the charter schools that now control the city's public education system are beginning to unionize.
August 14, 2014 -
The immigrant workers who rebuilt New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina are the targets of brutal civil rights violations -- and they are showing extraordinary bravery in fighting to end them.
July 23, 2014 -
Environmentalists and others have condemned the Obama administration's decision to open up the Atlantic to seismic testing for oil and gas reserves, blaming political pressure from deep-pocketed oil and gas interests. Just how much is the industry spending to influence federal policy?
June 5, 2014 -
The EPA unveiled a rule this week requiring power plants to stop using the Earth's atmosphere as an open sewer for dumping carbon pollution. While the rule doesn't go far enough to halt dangerous global warming, it will reduce health-damaging pollution and save thousands of lives -- but some states vow to fight it.
May 6, 2014 -
The Obama administration has released the most comprehensive scientific assessment to date of climate change's regional impacts, and it offers a sobering message for the Southeast.