U.S. Health Care Spending Reaches All-Time High: 15% of GDP

A Department of Health and Human Services totaled health care costs at $1.55 trillion, the highest ever recorded.

Democratize Energy Production

Centralized power production based on fossil fuel and nuclear resources has served to centralize political power, to disconnect communities from responsibility and control over energy, and to create a vast wasteful system. We need to recover democracy. And one key element is democratizing power production.

Wal-Mart Stores Locked In Night Shift Workers with No Key

An unusual practice of locking in night stockers, which Wal-Mart says is to prevent theft, leaves injured workers stranded with no way of getting out.

Mainstream Marketing Services, et al. v. Federal Trade Commission: Resources and Legal Analysis

Analysis of legal precedent and ongoing proceedings in the evaluation of the limits of commercial speech.

Expansion of “National Security Letters” Gives Unaccountable Power to FBI

In 2003 President Bush quietly signed into law a new bill that gives the FBI increased surveillance powers and expands the reach of the USA Patriot Act.