Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Annual Bank Profit Falls for First Time in Five Years (WSJ) Victoria McGrane says the trend is primarily because seven of the 10 largest banks posted lower earnings, while other parts of the banking sector, like community banks, are thriving.

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Free the Middle Class (USA Today) Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Elijah Cummings argue that bringing back a strong middle class requires government intervention. Even Better Than a Tax Cut (NYT) Continually cutting taxes won’t be possible if the government

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. GOP Health Plan Would Leave Many Low-Income Families Behind (The Hill) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Andrea Flynn explains how the Republican substitute for the Affordable Care Act would leave people with higher costs, worse coverage, and fewer protections. Walmart Sends Wage

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. College as a Catalyst for Civic Engagement (Medium) Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network member Zach Lipp builds on a recent column by Frank Bruni, arguing that liberal education should develop the skills of civic engagement, not just citizenship. Walmart Is

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Obama Shames Companies Who Don’t Want to Provide Health Insurance (Melissa Harris-Perry) As guest host on Melissa Harris-Perry, Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren examines the president’s comments about a Staples policy that prevents workers from obtaining insurance. The State Where

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Cornell Roosevelt Institute to Benefit From Grant (Cornell Daily Sun) Stephanie Yan reports on how the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network’s MacArthur Award will impact the Cornell chapter, which will benefit from new national training programs. Philadelphia Joins the Growing

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Stock Buybacks Are Killing the American Economy (The Atlantic) Nick Hanauer blames the high percentage of corporate profits going to stock buybacks for our slowed economy; that money could otherwise go to higher wages or new corporate investments. Obama and

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Youth Agenda a Glaring Omission in Rauner’s State of the State (State Journal-Register) Campus Network members Rachel Riemenschneider and Samuel Wylde point to the NextGen Illinois youth policy agenda as a collection of young people’s concerns that are being overlooked. Amherst College’s

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. No Snow Days for Low-Wage Workers (AJAM) Most low-wage workers don’t have the option of missing work during snowstorms, writes E. Tammy Kim, and may risk being fired if lack of public transit prevents them from getting there. Supreme Court

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Obama Declares Recovery of American Economy (UP with Steve Kornacki) Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz discusses the tax proposals in the State of the Union address, and explains where they could have done more to promote prosperity. Roosevelt Take:

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