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Raising the Minimum Wage is a Political No-Brainer »

Raising the minimum wage is simply not a controversial issue — except on Capitol Hill. Poll after poll reveals that…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 740
Score: 12

Wages Up? Employment Could Suffer »

The authors of "Minimum Wages," a book released in 2008, reviewed 100 studies concerning wages that have been published since…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 271
Score: 11

We knew Wall Street was stacking the deck, but this much? »

Since the passage of the sweeping regulatory overhaul package designed to prevent another dramatic financial collapse, a new wave of…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 545
Score: 10

Least Productive Year for Congress »

As of the end of November, Congress has passed only 52 bills since January, making 2013 the third consecutive year…

No Labels
by: No Labels
views: 367
Score: 7

Citing Unprecedented Obstruction, Senate Dems Go ‘Nuclear' »

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced on Thursday that he will “go nuclear” by changing the Senate rules to end…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 314
Score: 6

Our Representative Body is Not Very Representative »

The U.S. may be a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, but wealthy, white males comprise the vast majority of…

United for a Fair Economy
by: United for a Fair Economy
views: 192
Score: 6

112th Least Productive Congress, 113th Might Be Even Worse »

The 112th Congress was the least productive in recorded history. And yet, the current Congress is, as of now, even…

No Labels
by: No Labels
views: 433
Score: 6

How Well Does The Government Represent You? »

Even though women and people of color can run for office, they have a hard time being elected. Our current…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 165
Score: 4

Got Diversity? See How The US Government Measures Up »

Currently the 113th Congress is the most diverse ever, yet 82% is white and 81% is male. Of the nine…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 306
Score: 4

Americans Give Congress Historic, Record Low Approval »

When Americans were presented a list of institutions and asked to respond with the level of confidence they placed in…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 77
Score: 4

What Does a Moderate Believe? »

In our day and age of deep partisan politicking, one does not often hear about those in the middle: the…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 263
Score: 4

Are Seniors Turning on the GOP? »

There's been a vast difference in the GOP approval rating from senior citizens since 2010. The same study also showed,…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 228
Score: 4

U.S. Views on Honesty, Ethical Standards in Professions »

Gallup has asked Americans to rate the honesty and ethical standards of members of various professions periodically since 1976, and…

Michael Collier
by: Michael Collier
views: 112
Score: 4

Americans Disapprove of Congress, Reelect Anyway »

With congressional approval ratings of the last half decade persisting at record lows, it seems paradoxical that 90% of incumbents…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 121
Score: 4

Fracking Industry Lavishes Contributions On Congressmen »

On November 20, the House of Representatives passed a bill preventing regualtion of hydraulic fracturing, better known as 'fracking'. As…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 492
Score: 4

Rare Show of Bipartisanship »

The Water Resources Reform and Development Act passed in the House with a vote of 417 for, 3 against. What…

No Labels
by: No Labels
views: 5149
Score: 4

Partisan Gridlock Top Complaint From Americans »

Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of Congress. In an Gallup poll, 59 percent of Americans listed a concern related to partisan…

No Labels
by: No Labels
views: 125
Score: 4

Fundamental Problems with Congress: Gerrymandered Safe Seats »

89% of House seats are considered safely in the hands of one party. The rest, excluding those that significantly "favor"…

Civil Politics
by: Civil Politics
views: 140
Score: 4

Are America's Best Years Ahead of Us or Behind Us? »

When Americans were asked whether America's best years were ahead of us or behind us, Republicans were more likely to…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 176
Score: 4

Mute Minorities: the 113th Congress »

White (not hispanic)s constituted 62.6% of the United States population in 2013. This means that Congress fails to represent the…

Alejandro Esquino Gomez
by: Alejandro Esquino Gomez
views: 206
Score: 3

Homogenous Demographics of Districts Exacerbate Polarization »

Much of the political gridlock plaguing Congress is centered in the House of Representatives. And much of this gridlock can…

Civil Politics
by: Civil Politics
views: 77
Score: 3

No Labels Calls Congress to Work Longer, Public Agrees »

While the length of Congress' session in 2012 included more days than in 2003, the average hours in-session each day…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 122
Score: 3

What Should the Government Do About Poverty? »

Over 50% of Americans believe the government should do "a lot" in order to reduce the rate of poverty in…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 186
Score: 2

America: Our Shifting Priorities »

For the first time since 2013, Americans' focus has shifted away from the economy as the United States' top priority.…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 154
Score: 2

#TortureReport: Does Religion Change Opinions on Torture? »

A poll following the recent Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing CIA "enhanced interrogation techniques" on suspected terrorists has found nonreligious…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 261
Score: 2

Top Ten Richest Members in Congress »

Out of the top ten, eight members are Democrats. In addition, only two of the top ten richest are women.

kendramayer2017
by: kendramayer2017
views: 1024
Score: 2

The #1 Reason For Congressional Gridlock? »

Congressional approval-ratings have been the lowest recorded for the last four years, yet 90% of incumbents continue to win re-election.…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 154
Score: 2

How To Fix Congress According to the American People »

This poll was open ended, yet 22% of people believe that every member of Congress should be removed and/ or…

Alejandro Esquino Gomez
by: Alejandro Esquino Gomez
views: 106
Score: 2

Thomas Jefferson: America's Throwback Founding Father »

When asked which among the Declaration of Independence signers they would like best to be in politics today, a plurality…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 40
Score: 2

Remember Financial Reform? Wall St. Is Ensuring No One Does »

Four years after the landmark regulatory overhaul-- Dodd-Frank-- was passed, barely half of the 398 provisions have been implemented. While…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 96
Score: 2

Congress Taking Action Against Defective GM Car Complaints »

Since 2003, more than 250 complaints have been made to GM regarding potentially deadly vehicle defects. Now under the scrutiny…

Matthew Lawlor
by: Matthew Lawlor
views: 177
Score: 2

5 Cuts Congress Can Make Instead of Punishing the Unemployed »

Congress is about to make a million of the nation’s most unfortunate citizens a little more unfortunate by simply doing…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 268
Score: 2

Why Senate Democrats Had To Invoke The ‘Nuclear Option’ »

A common mechanism used to gauge the frequency of filibusters is the number of “cloture motions” filed during a particular…

Michael Collier
by: Michael Collier
views: 124
Score: 2

It's Official...Americans Like Dog Poop Better Than Congress »

While Congress remains divided amidst the government shutdown, Americans are united in their disapproval of the legislating body. Of registered…

Michael Collier
by: Michael Collier
views: 163
Score: 2

No Labels Pushes for Greater Presidential Accountability »

In this modern era, presidents give 88% fewer press conferences than before the popularization of the television. News conferences serve…

No Labels
by: No Labels
views: 94
Score: 2

80% of Americans Disapprove of Congress' Performance, Why? »

Since 2011, Americans' approval of Congress has remained almost exclusively below 20%. 59% of Americans blame partisanship for congressional ineffectiveness.…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 120
Score: 2
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