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Republic Report

Republic Report

Republic Report is dedicated to rooting out the corruption that is so corrosive to American values. We investigate and uncover the buying and selling of politicians and of institutions entrusted with upholding the public interest. We expose how big money distorts major policy decisions – harming our economy and our people.


Trump Terrible 10: Self-Imposed National Crisis Edition

October 15th

Donald Trump is darn angry and unhinged. He’s insulting his own cabinet members, malevolently tearing down health care, imperiling national security, acting as if Puerto Rico, where co…

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Trump Terrible 10: Adult Day Care Edition

October 9th

  We had hoped Donald Trump’s disgracefulness wouldn’t include provoking a nuclear war. Lordy. Yeah, this was another disgraceful week in Trumpland. In fact, it’s been…

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Trump Terrible 10: Great Job A+ Moron Edition

October 5th

Since mid-2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in the Trump administration. (Actually, the disgrace…

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Privatization Watch

PrivatizationWatch is a daily news blog covering privatization, and is a joint project of Essential Information and The Center for Study of Responsive Law.


August 18, 2015

August 17th

Smoke and Mirrors Lie Behind Balanced-Budget Rhetoric. There are few things more creative than a state government in dire financial straits, which is to say most of them. States are wel…

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August 17, 2015

August 16th

Social Security Still Strong at 80. . . Despite such a strong record, Social Security is under attack from profiteers and their political allies who claim it will not be around when people r…

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August 10, 2015

August 9th

Privatize the VA? Senators Get Behind a Radical Program for Vets that Could Cost Billions. . . The bill, unveiled just before the Senate left town for a month, surprised many in the veteran&…

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Center for Corporate Policy

Center for Corporate Policy

The Center for Corporate Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest organization working to curb corporate abuses and make corporations publicly accountable.


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