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City Hall’s Inaction on Interest-Rate Swaps Is Indefensible (Chicago Sun-Times)
In a letter to the editor, Roosevelt Institute Fellow Saqib Bhatti points out what the Sun-Times missed in defending Mayor Emanuel’s inaction to recover funds from these toxic deals.
Changing the Future of Sexual and Reproductive Rights (HuffPo)
In light of the Women and Girls Rising conference, Roosevelt Institute Fellow Andrea Flynn and Campus Network Lower Northeast Policy Coordinator Ariel Smilowitz examine the policy shifts needed in the U.S.
Eric Schneiderman is Still Seeking Justice for the Financial Crisis (WaPo)
Katrina vanden Heuvel, a member of the Roosevelt Institute’s Board of Directors, praises New York’s Attorney General for almost single-handedly keeping up the fight to hold Wall Street accountable.
Amazon Warehouse Workers Head To Supreme Court Over Unpaid Theft Screenings (HuffPo)
Dave Jamieson lays out the arguments in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk, which broadly looks at whether employers can require nonessential tasks – like security screenings – off the clock.
The Great Wage Slowdown of the 21st Century (NYT)
David Leonhardt examines President Obama’s optimistic take on why wage growth will finally start to pick up in the next few years. Leonhardt isn’t quite sold.
John Boehner Just Admitted on Twitter That Republicans Have No Jobs Plan (TNR)
Danny Vinik says that while it’s fun to joke about Boehner’s empty tweet, the truth is that without a real jobs plan, Republicans have caused significant damage to the economy.
Tens of Thousands of Walmart Workers Are About to Lose Their Health Insurance — and It’s Good News! (Vox)
Sarah Kliff explains that while Walmart’s decision was almost certainly based on saving money, this gives part-time workers access to subsidies on the exchanges and cheap insurance.