Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. Big Money in Politics (ABC World News) Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Jonathan Soros speaks with Brian Ross about political spending in the post-McCutcheon era, with no limits on aggregate campaign contributions. Supreme Court Decision Opens Floodgates for More Campaign Cash (Real News Network) Roosevelt Institute Senior

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Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. Faith in Values: The Conservative Fairy Tale About Government (CAP) Sally Steenland draws on Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal’s argument against “the voluntarism fantasy” to argue for the strength of the progressive narrative, in which government and private entities work together to help society. Roosevelt Take:

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Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. New Student Initiative Asks Anchor Institutions to Rethink Their Communities (Community-Wealth.org) The Democracy Collaborative interviews Alan Smith, Roosevelt Institute’s Associate Director of Networked Initiatives, to discuss the Campus Network’s Rethinking Communities initiative, which uses the Collaborative’s Anchor Dashboard to examine how institutions like colleges affect local

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Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. A Promise Cuomo Can Keep (Albany Times Union) Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Jonathan Soros and Frederick A.O. Schwartz call on New York’s Governor Cuomo to avoid compromise on public campaign financing where concessions just extend a corrupt status quo. The Tea Party and Wall Street Might

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Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. Ready for a Surprise? Money DOES Equal Access in Washington (WaPo) Matea Gold reports on a randomized field study that proves the long-held belief that campaign donations buy attention from legislators and their staff. Obama Will Seek Broad Expansion of Overtime Pay (NYT) Michael D. Shear

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Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. The Future is Public Financing of Elections (Times Union) Roosevelt Institute Board Chair Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, granddaughter of FDR and Eleanor, calls on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to fight for public campaign financing in the state for the sake of trust in democracy. IBM Fires

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Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. Making Every Voter Equal (Reuters) Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Jonathan Soros says Super PACs should be made irrelevant, and public campaign financing that magnifies the small contributions of ordinary voters is the way to do it. For Our Youth, Good Jobs Are Green Jobs (HuffPo) Rocky

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Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Robert Johnson will join Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow and Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz, Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Thomas Ferguson, former Lieutenant Governor of New York Richard Ravitch, and others today in New York City to explore the underbelly of the public pensions crisis. The following is adapted from Johnson’s forthcoming paper

Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. The Political Underbelly of the Pensions Crisis: What Broke the System, and How Do We Fix It? (Next New Deal) Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Rob Johnson explains how big money in politics can influence public pension funding decisions, and what must be done to ensure the

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Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. Washington Has Not Defeated Wall Street. Yet. (TNR) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal writes that for all that Dodd-Frank accomplished, financial reform isn’t done yet. He lays out four areas in particular where this fight is ongoing, and the solutions aren’t quite clear: enforcement, Too Big

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