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“Visigoths at the Gates”: Congressional Hearing Expose Magnitude of Opioid Crisis

“Visigoths at the Gates”: Congressional Hearing Expose Magnitude of Opioid Crisis

By Angela Vullo Oct. 20, 2107-On Wednesday October 11, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, held a marathon hearing at the Rayburn Building on the nation’s opioid crisis. The hearing was open to members of the committee and others to present 3 minute testimonies on […]

by October 20, 2017 Comments are Disabled News
The American System Approach to Tax Reform: JFK Had It Right

The American System Approach to Tax Reform: JFK Had It Right

By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 19, 2017—The battle is on over the Republican tax plan, and there’s no felicitous end in sight. The Republicans are right that economic growth has to be stimulated—but their plan won’t direct money into crucial sectors of the economy. The Democrats are right that the nation […]

by October 19, 2017 Comments are Disabled Commentary, News
The Ruins of Detroit, photographed by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

As Report on “Despair in Rural America” documents: Opioids Can’t Kill the Pain of 40 Years of Post-Industrial Economy

By Angela Vullo Oct. 6–According to two Ohio State University experts, “despair caused by the lack of jobs and hope is the greatest single factor in the growing opioid addiction crisis in rural Ohio.” Mark Partridge, SWANK Chair in Rural/Urban Policy and Mike Betz, Assistant Professor in the Department of […]

by October 6, 2017 Comments are Disabled News
President Trump dumps “public-private partnership” model

President Trump dumps “public-private partnership” model

  Oct. 4–On September 26, President Donald Trump told a bipartisan group of lawmakers that he was convinced that PPPs—public-private partnerships—were not the way to go in rebuilding the nation’s collapsed infrastructure. The devastation of the recent hurricanes has put the issue of infrastructure at the center of national concern. […]

by October 4, 2017 Comments are Disabled Infrastructure, News
Webinar Launches Renewed Mobilization for Glass-Steagall

Webinar Launches Renewed Mobilization for Glass-Steagall

  by Nancy Spannaus Sept. 27, 2017—In an approximately 50 minute webinar, held at AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C. Sept. 26, representatives of several citizen and labor groups launched a renewed mobilization for reinstituting Glass-Steagall banking separation. The webinar was jointly sponsored by Public Citizen, Americans for Financial Reform, and […]

by September 27, 2017 Comments are Disabled Glass-Steagall, News
National Webinar on Glass-Steagall to be Held September 26

National Webinar on Glass-Steagall to be Held September 26

Sept. 25—Our Revolution, the successor organization to Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, has announced that there will be a national webinar at 1 pm Eastern Time on September 26, devoted to motivating immediate action to pass Glass-Steagall legislation now pending before Congress. The event will be accessible to citizens all around […]

by September 25, 2017 Comments are Disabled Glass-Steagall, News
Sanders puts Medicare-for-all on Senate Agenda

Sanders puts Medicare-for-all on Senate Agenda

by Nancy Spannaus Sept. 14—With great fanfare and a showing of Senate support that surprised many, Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced his Medicare-for-All bill of 2017 into the U.S. Senate on Sept. 13. Seventeen senators joined him as original cosponsors, and dozens of constituency organizations have voiced their support. In campaigning […]

by September 14, 2017 Comments are Disabled Medicare For All, News, Uncategorized
Elizabeth Warren

Time to Go to the Mattresses! A Review of Elizabeth Warren’s This Fight is Our Fight

This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class By Senator Elizabeth Warren, Henry Holt and Co., 2017, 321 pp. By Angela Vullo Aug. 29–In her newest book, This Fight is Our Fight, released in April of this year, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren tells her story of […]

by September 4, 2017 Comments are Disabled News
FDR Knew How To Respond To a Monster Storm

FDR Knew How To Respond To a Monster Storm

The following was written in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, but the lessons apply today with the mega-disaster of Hurricane Harvey. by Stuart Rosenblatt   Among the more brilliant accomplishments of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) was the creation of a mobile workforce that could be […]

by August 29, 2017 Comments are Disabled History, Infrastructure, News
German Conference Features Warnings of Imminent Financial Crash

German Conference Features Warnings of Imminent Financial Crash

Aug. 23—Today marked the opening of the Lindau Nobel Laureates meeting on economics, a yearly event, where 18 former Nobel Laureates in economics (a rather compromised bunch, to be sure) are scheduled to meet with hundreds of young economists from around the world to discuss the current state of the […]

by August 23, 2017 Comments are Disabled News