The Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network’s Rethinking Communities initiative is emblematic of the model for democratic and economic reform needed in this New Gilded Age. As the latest Census report highlights, economic inequality continues to worsen. With a sluggish economic recovery, continued economic insecurity for many Americans, and ongoing political gridlock, it is increasingly clear

A historical adviser to the film looks back at how the Roosevelts saved the American free enterprise system. Ken Burns’s superb documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, is in many ways a celebration of leadership, of the triumph of personal will over adversity, and of the belief in the age-old American story that each of

Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. On Campus (HuffPost Live) Caitlyn Becker speaks to Yvonne Montoya, President of the Santa Monica College chapter of the Campus Network, about her chapter’s work to get food stamps accepted on campus. Her segment begins at 19:20. New Deal Liberalism

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Pay Pressure (Financial Times) In a survey of economists about how to jump-start wage growth, Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz calls for fiscal stimulus, a minimum wage increase, and tax incentives for labor-intensive investment. Holder Launches Historic Study on

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The success of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History highlights the people behind the policies that reshaped America. As the CEO of the Roosevelt Institute, I am reminded almost daily about the very personal connection people feel to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. The extraordinary critical acclaim for the new Ken Burns documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate

Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Hillary Clinton Seeks End to Gender Violence by Terrorist Groups (CBS News) Clinton also spoke about issues of violence against women in the U.S., reports Hannah Fraser-Chanpong, reiterating her stance that domestic violence requires criminal, not cultural, responses. White House

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. How One Student is Fighting the College Hunger Crisis (MSNBC) Ned Resnikoff profiles Yvonne Montoya, President of the Santa Monica College chapter of the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network, and her work to get food stamps accepted on campus. A

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Roosevelts to the Rescue (NYT) In light of Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, Timothy Egan considers what President Obama could learn from the Roosevelts’ lives and political challenges. Cities Will Lead the Nation’s Technological Advances (FedScoop)

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Social Security Marks 79th Birthday with Declining Service (WaPo) Joe Davidson says that the Social Security Administration continues to aim for providing “the best possible service for the American public,” but budget and staffing cuts have hampered that goal. Roosevelt

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The Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network model of students creating policy change has impact beyond the college years. In 2004, when college students first started organizing under the Roosevelt name, I was still in elementary school. While they were busy working on national healthcare reform, I was busy watching The West Wing past my bedtime.