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San Antonio’s Simple Appeal to Millennials: Diversity, Decent Jobs, and Cheap Living (Atlantic Cities)
Roosevelt Institute | Pipeline Fellow Nona Willis Aronowitz continues her series on cities “Where Millennials Can Make It Now.” San Antonio, she says, is a bit of an underdog compared to other Texas cities that attract Millennials, but many residents relish that status.
- Roosevelt Take: Nona speaks about how Millennials’ views on love and relationships have been affected by the Great Recession in the newest video in the Roosevelt Institute’s explainer series, “What’s the Deal.”
How Washington Is Wrecking the Future, in 2 Charts (The Atlantic)
Matthew O’Brien looks at the severe cuts to non-defense discretionary spending in the past few years with charts from the Financial Times. He argues that at these spending levels, government is only barely fulfilling its basic responsibilities.
Liberal Push to Expand Social Security Gains Steam (WaPo)
Greg Sargent speaks to Senator Sherrod Brown about why now is the time for Democrats to shift the conversation and go on the offensive for entitlement programs. The discussion should be about whether to make cuts to Social Security, not how much.
Shortchanging a Wall Street Watchdog (U.S. News & World Report)
Pat Garofalo argues that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s budget is eternally short because of intentional Republican strategy. An underfunded enforcement agency can’t enforce much of anything, let alone new Dodd-Frank regulations.
Will ENDA Be the Next Casualty of the GOP’s Internal Crisis? (The Nation)
Zoë Carpenter considers why the popularly supported Employment Non-Discrimination Act is unlikely to even get a vote in the House. Boehner claims it’s to protect business owners – but business owners aren’t speaking up against ENDA.
Higher Wage Is Approved in New Jersey (NYT)
Patrick McGeehan reports on the results of the NJ constitutional amendment, which not only raises the minimum wage starting on January 1, but also indexes it to inflation. That annual adjustment is key, because without it low-wage workers essentially get wage cuts each year.
Bulldozing Homes and Civil Rights (MSNBC)
Adam Serwer reports on the upcoming Supreme Court case Mount Holly Citizens in Action vs Township of Mount Holly, which he says could give the Court’s right wing an opportunity to collapse the Fair Housing Act, a pillar of civil rights law.