Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Mario Cuomo, the Speech and the Challenge to Democrats Today (In These Times) Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Richard Kirsch and Dan Cantor point to Mario Cuomo’s vision of mutuality laid out at the 1984 Democratic National Convention as an example

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Full implementation of the UDHR isn’t a pipe dream, but it will require us to look beyond governments and international institutions. Sixty-six years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, who is responsible for upholding our most basic rights as humans? And are rights truly universal, or are they relative? These questions

(Last updated Dec. 5, 2014) In the wake of the announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not stand trial for the shooting death of Michael Brown, members of our Networks shared their views on what’s unfolding in Missouri and what it means for us as a nation. Marissa Charlemagne, Campus Network member and

Hospitals are buying private physician practices left and right, and state attorneys general should consider whether such mega-providers violate anti-trust laws. In 2002, only 22 percent of private physician practices were owned by hospitals. Today, this number has climbed to more than 50 percent, and 75 percent of newly hired physicians are entering the workforce

The financialization of the United States economy has distorted our social, economic, and political priorities. Cities and states across the country are forced to cut essential community services because they are trapped in predatory municipal finance deals that cost them millions of dollars every year. Wall Street and other big corporations engaged in a systematic

Public housing creates an opportunity to bring together resources to increase college attainment and success for some of New York City’s neediest students. “We are called to put an end to economic and social inequalities that threaten to unravel the city we love. And so today, we commit to a new progressive direction in New

As the election approaches, a number of close-call races could have disparate impact on women. This piece is the overview in our Election 2014: Women’s Rights in the Balance series. The state-by-state analyses, to be published over the course of Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31, can be found here. Pundits have long anticipated

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Alternatives to bail won’t just reduce overcrowding in jails: they will create a more just justice system. There is a bill pending in the Massachusetts House Committee on Ways and Means to build a bail jail in Middlesex County. Led by Representative Kay Khan (D-Newton), H.1434 proposes for a new facility for women charged of

Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Arkansas Internet Law Gouges Schoolkids (Bloomberg View) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford says support for the current law, which prohibits Arkansas from connecting K-12 schools to its high-speed fiber network, puts telecoms’ profits ahead of kids. Long-Term Jobless Perfectly Employable,

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Score: Why Prisons Thrive Even When Budgets Shrink (The Nation) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal and Bryce Covert look at the growth of incarceration even in times when presidents preach against “big government,” which the prison system certainly is.

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