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Debunking the Bad Science on Abortion and Women’s Health (The Hill)
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Andrea Flynn explains the truth behind the anti-abortion myths that are presented as fact by lawmakers who pass legislation that harms women’s health.
Setting the Table for Housing Reform (Progressive Massachusetts)
Alex Lessin summarizes Roosevelt Institute | Boston’s deep dive into housing policy, which led them to focus on increasing public participation at zoning meetings as a key step for fair housing.
Some Republicans Push Compassionate, Anti-Poverty Agenda Ahead of 2016 Contest (WaPo)
Zachary Goldfarb speaks to Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal, who says many of these Republican reform ideas only put a nicer spin on radical proposals like the Ryan budget plan.
Parts of Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan Even a Liberal Can Love (U.S. News & World Report)
Fixing mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines and limiting unnecessary professional licensing in some occupations are opportunities for bipartisan agreement, writes Pat Garofalo.
United Airlines’ Outsourcing Jobs to Company That Pays Near-Poverty Wages Is Shameful (HuffPo)
Robert Creamer decries United for eliminating hundreds of middle-class jobs for the sake of financial performance. He writes that companies can’t be permitted to put stock performance ahead of people.
Forget Too Big to Fail. Banks Bro-down to Borrow, and It May Cause a New Crash (The Guardian)
Heidi Moore calls on regulators to push new requirements on banks for their short-term lending, which she sees as a key piece of financial regulation to keep banks from failing.
New on Next New Deal
With Congress in gridlock, Julius Goldberg-Lewis, Midwest Regional Coordinator for Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network, praises the White House Summit on Working Families’ focus on states and businesses.
In his speculation on the future for the Next American Economy initiative, Mike Mathieu, founder of high-tech business incubator Front Seat, says data-mining is coming for the human brain.