Miranda Green

Miranda Green is a reporter for DecodeDC.

File photo: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (R) during a town hall style meeting at Facebook headquarters on April 20, 2011 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

On the surface, the federal government and Silicon Valley appear to have little in common. The former is slow, antiquated and hung-up on policy. The

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Commercial market betting big on an emerging market.

Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum at Columbia University on April 29, 2015, in New York City. Clinton addressed the unrest in Baltimore and called for police body cameras and a reform to sentencing. (Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)

New book lays out more charges against presumptive 2016 favorite.

It’s Mother Earth’s birthday Wednesday, which for some means giving back to the environment, enjoying the great outdoors and doing whatever you can to clean up the planet. But for some politicians in Washington, D.C., it’s another day to grapple with the science behind global warming.

What presidential contenders say about science and the climate.

U.S. not backing off use of military contractors

U.S. use of private security contractors has grown sharply in the past 15 years and despite well-documented controversies, such as the most recent Blackwater trial,

Climate change reversal nets ex-politician award

Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis of South Carolina may have been late to the party when it comes to accepting climate change, but today he

Confederate states still have a lot in common

Exactly 150 years ago Thursday, the Civil War ended with what historian Bruce Catton would later describe as “A Stillness At Appomattox.” Robert E. Lee’s

2016 GOP hopefuls aim to prove their tech chops

Back-to-back presidential losses have the GOP rethinking how to run campaigns and the technology field is the first place the party’s looking to for a

The anatomy of a presidential announcement

The horses are out of the gate. With Sen. Ted Cruz’s Liberty University speech, the Texas conservative became the first candidate to officially announce he’s

Justice Ginsburg writes about women of Passover

The Supreme Court justice on the role of woman today.

Did #bringbackourgirls make a difference?
States review chokeholds, role of prosecutors
Satirists respond to Charlie Hebdo attacks

Jon Stewart, Tina Fey and Conan O’Brien speak out against tragedy.

The 113th Congress: Loud and lazy?

Even before the government shutdown last fall, the 113th Congress was scorned for the volume of its partisan rancor and paucity of legislative accomplishment. President