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He Wouldn't Lie, So He Quit

March 13, 2018

A tip of the hat this morning to a federal employee who took a stand on principle and gave up his job rather than mislead the public on behalf of the president’s political agenda.

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Oregon Set To Enforce Net Neutrality Protections

March 1, 2018

Oregon is on the verge of joining a growing list of states that are stepping up to protect the free flow of information online in the wake of the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal “net neutrality” protections.

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Defending Net Neutrality

February 27, 2018

Common Cause activists are joining their counterparts from other democracy reform groups today in pressuring lawmakers to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to end net neutrality protections for internet users.

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Future of Public Worker Unions On the Line In the Supreme Court

February 26, 2018

The Supreme Court is hearing a relatively little noticed case this morning that raises important questions about the breadth of the Constitution’s guarantee of freedom of speech and has huge implications for the future of public employee unions.

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Wisdom Beyond Their Years

February 26, 2018

Americans who’ve given up on our democracy should take a lesson from the outpouring of student activism following the massacre at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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