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Hillary’s Nightmare? A Democratic Party That Realizes Its Soul Lies With Elizabeth Warren (TNR)
Noam Scheiber explains why Senator Warren is at the heart of the debate about the Democrats’ identity. The argument between populists and Wall Street allies could be the central question in the Democratic primaries for 2016.
- Roosevelt Take: Senator Warren will give the keynote address at “An Unfinished Mission: Making Wall Street Work For Us,” where the Roosevelt Institute and Americans for Financial Reform will launch a new report on the policy questions that remain within and beyond Dodd-Frank.
House Dems Can Block GOP Food Stamp Cuts—By Killing the Farm Bill (MoJo)
Erika Eichelberger suggests that the best way for Democrats to stop cuts to food stamps would be to vote with the far right. If the farm bill fails, funding should continue at the same level, which makes voting with those who want even more cuts the way to go.
Could There be a Bipartisan Truce on Infrastructure? (MSNBC)
Suzy Khimm suggests that infrastructure could be one of the only issues in the budget negotiations that already has bipartisan support. The president’s $50 billion infrastructure plan seems unlikely, but smaller projects have already passed even as the GOP yells about spending.
How Badly Has the U.S. Economy Been Damaged? (The New Yorker)
John Cassidy looks at a research paper by three economists at the Federal Reserve, which suggests that the recession has harmed the economy’s capacity for growth. High unemployment and reduced capital investment may have cost up to seven percent of GDP.
“If You Like Your Current Health Insurance, You Can Keep It”: DeLong Analytical Failure Weblogging, Chapter CCXI (The Equitablog)
Brad DeLong looks at the reasons that some people are losing their current insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Of his four reasons, three are goals of reform, so it seems strange that those reasons are getting so much negative attention.
New on Next New Deal
Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Richard Kirsch argues that media bias means only certain (mostly negative) stories about the Affordable Care Act are getting serious attention. Supporters of the law need to ensure that the positive stories get covered, too.
Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network Senior Fellow for Equal Justice Erik Lampmann says that Millennials can’t understand why the GOP opposes the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, but that doesn’t mean they have to accept a flawed version of the bill.