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Congress


  • The Power of the 2017 Congressional Recess

    by Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin

    Leaders got involved because the country had fallen into the hands of a vile, dangerous bully. They were not going to put up with harassment in their own communities.



  • How Congress Passed an Assault Weapons Ban in 1994

    With Congress prepared to again clash over gun safety, in the aftermath of a murderous August, the circuitous route to passage taken by the assault weapons ban 25 years ago illustrates just how perfectly the legislative stars must align for contentious gun measures to become law. 



  • Black People’s Land Was Stolen

    by Andrew W. Kahrl

    In addition to invoking the 40 acres black people never got, the reparations movement today should be talking about the approximately 11 million acres black people had but lost, in many cases through fraud, deception and outright theft, much of it taken in the past 50 years.