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Finding Common Ground on Democracy's Future

April 7, 2017

Common Cause national chair Robert Reich and Weekly Standard publisher Bill Kristol are longtime leaders on the left and right, respectively, of American politics. But they found plenty to agree on during a March 14 forum at Common Cause’s Washington D.C. office.

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Senate Committee's Russia-Trump Probe Stalls Out

April 24, 2017

Just a few weeks ago, the Senate Intelligence Committee looked like the best hope for those of us holding out hope that Congress might conduct a serious investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. No more.

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A Big Win for Campaign Finance Reform

March 30, 2017

Public support from Common Cause Mississippi members, other good government advocates and from the press gave campaign finance reform bill SB 2689 the momentum it needed to get passed.

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Blue Is the New Black

March 30, 2017

Most Americans are familiar with the grainy images of our nation’s Civil Rights struggles. But behind the pictures of Rosa Parks on the bus and lunch counter sit-ins was something more profound than a seat on a bus or at a restaurant.

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Big Telecom and Big Cable Score Another Big Win

March 29, 2017

Ever notice that when you go shopping online, ads for whatever you were shopping for show up in your Facebook and Twitter feeds and on other web pages you visit? Action in Congress on Tuesday dramatically increased the likelihood that you’ll soon be seeing even more such ads.

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Devin Nunes' Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

March 29, 2017

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is having a tough time of it. His mishandling of the committee’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election has triggered calls for him to surrender leadership of that probe – and even to give up his chairmanship entirely.

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'A Perversion of What the Internet Was Supposed to Be'

March 28, 2017

Congress has knuckled under to Big Telecom and Big Cable on internet privacy. If the bill passed today is signed by the president, broadband providers will have free rein to sell user data to the highest bidder - without ever informing consumers.”

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