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Nearly half of Americans (46%) now say President Trump’s policies pose a greater threat to the nation than those of either major political party, according to a national poll released last week. The annual American Value Survey conducted by...

Study: Trump Is Dividing Americans
Nadja Linke, Common Cause intern,, December 11, 2017

"I will tell you this in a non-braggadocios way: there has never been a 10-month president that has accomplished what we have accomplished." – President Trump, Nov. 29, 2017 Donald Trump is such a self-promoter...

No Previous President Has Done So Much, So Fast
December 1, 2017

Editor's note: Micah Sims is executive director of Common Cause Pennsylvania. As part of the debate over “tax reform,” Congress is toying with legislation that would invite unholy alliances between religion and politics, allowing...

Repeal of the Johnson Amendment Would Be A Sin
Micah Sims, Common Cause Pennsylvania, December 1, 2017

The public’s growing awareness of – and anger at – how elected officials have rigged congressional and legislative elections across the country by manipulating district lines is fueling a national movement for independent...

Gerrymandering Fan In Line for Number Two Job At Census Bureau
November 22, 2017

Politics have no business in the Census but the Trump Administration’s leading candidate for the deputy director slot at the Census Bureau, Thomas Brunell, would introduce blatant partisan politics into the national headcount. Discontent...

Potential Nominee Thomas Brunell Would Politicize 2020 Census
November 21, 2017

An overwhelming majority of Americans are profoundly troubled about the condition of our democracy, even as their faith in democratic ideals remains strong, according to a recent Washington Post – University of Maryland...

Poll: Most Americans Believe Our Political System Is Broken
November 13, 2017

Today is Veterans Day, and it’s a lot more than an occasion for pre-Black Friday sales. Or at least it ought to be. This is a day for all of us to take a break from our daily routines to honor and reflect on the work of those who’ve...

Thank a Veteran Today
November 10, 2017

It looks this morning like at least one member of President Trump’s “election integrity” commission has come to the realization that the whole thing is a sham. Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, one of four Democrats on...

"Voter Fraud" Commissioner Charges Commission With Fraud
November 9, 2017

Democracy activists hit Capitol Hill this morning with personal messages from more than 150,000 Americans – including nearly 18,000 Common Causers – who want the Federal Election Commission to require disclosure of the purchasers of...

'We Have a Right to Know'
November 9, 2017

The American people do not expect that their charitable contributions will be used for partisan political ends. The tax bill amendment offered by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), and passed on a party-line vote, expands the bill’s previous rollback...

Tax Bill Amendment Offers Another Giveaway to the Rich
November 9, 2017

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