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Study: Trump Is Dividing Americans

December 11, 2017

Nearly half of Americans 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.

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'A Two-Tiered Society'

November 21, 2017

Twenty-three years ago, as Secretary of Labor, Common Cause National Chair Robert Reich warned of a coming threat to our democracy.

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Tom Mathews, Common Cause's First VP, Dies at 96

October 17, 2017

There’s sad news today from Utah, where the Salt Lake Tribune reports that Tom Mathews, recruited by Common Cause founder John Gardner in 1970 to serve as the fledgling organization’s first vice president, died Saturday at age 96.

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