Unless you live under a rock (and perhaps even if you do), by now you have heard a good deal about the Panama Papers, the 2.6-terabyte news leak orchestrated by nearly 400 journalists, currently being hailed as one of the largest document leaks in history. The documents detail the operations and clients of Mossack Fonseca, a

Please note: There will not be a new Daily Digest on Monday, October 13, in observance of Indigenous People’s Day. The Daily Digest will return on Tuesday, October 14. Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Connected Feminism Shows A Muscular Commitment To Change – And Civil

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Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. Is Wall Street Making a Killing Off Cities’ Debt? (Next City) In an illustrated essay, Susie Cagle shows how Wall Street profits off swap deals tied to cities’ municipal bonds. Roosevelt Institute Fellow Saqib Bhatti explains pension obligation bonds. Will the UN’s New Development Goals Downplay

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Overpaid CEO (Democracy) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Holmberg and Mark Schmitt argue that exorbitant executive pay cannot be addressed without reconceptualizing a corporation as more than just an agent of its shareholders. Independence Has Costs and Benefits (The Scotsman)

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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. Why This One UN Report on Sustainable Development is Different from the Rest (UN Dispatch) Campus Network Senior Fellow for Defense and Diplomacy Nehemiah Rolle says the Global Sustainable Development Report incorporates a broad array of both science and policy

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Spreading democracy abroad requires more than military power, as history has shown from the two World Wars. The very philosophy of the Axis powers is based on a profound contempt for the human race. If, in the formation of our future policy, we were guided by the same cynical contempt, then we should be surrendering

Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our Monday through Friday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. New Study Shows Who Wins if Oakland Hikes Minimum Wage (San Francisco Business Times) Eric Young reports on a study coauthored by Roosevelt Institute Fellow Annette Bernhardt, which shows 48,000 workers could benefit if Oakland approves a $12.25

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If the United States wants to maintain influence in the conflicted Middle East and legitimacy in the international arena, it’s time to open up to diplomatic relationships with Iran. With many states in the Middle East still politically torn, economically disadvantaged, and serving as hotbeds of extremism in the wake of the Arab Spring, Iran has come

When the mainstream media ignores crises abroad, the crisis doesn’t stop or disappear, and that lack of attention can shift a situation from bad to worse. Given the recent revolutionary events in Ukraine, it is understandable that much of American media attention on foreign politics is concentrated on that country, and that country alone. But