Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Census Says 16m U.S. Children are Living on Food Stamps, Double the Number in 2007 (The Guardian) One in five American children would go hungry without food stamps, writes Jana Kasperkevic, which makes continued Republican efforts to cut the program

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Hard Choices on Easy Money Lie Ahead for Fed Chief (WSJ) Janet Yellen’s second year as Federal Reserve Chair begins with the difficult task of creating consensus on raising interest rates, write Jon Hilsenrath and Pedro da Costa. U.S. Companies

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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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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Politics of Economic Stupidity (Project Syndicate) Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz says the economy’s “near-global stagnation” is the result of “stupid politics,” meaning austerity policies that slow demand. It’s ‘Pathetic’ What Politicians Have To Do To Stay In

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Obama’s Proposal On Inequality: Is It Enough? (Here & Now) Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz speaks to Jeremy Hobson about the State of the Union, emphasizing that the president’s proposals don’t go far enough. Is Net Neutrality the Real

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Problem With Obama’s Bold SOTU (MoJo) David Corn thinks President Obama needs to advance a stronger narrative about the GOP’s obstructionism preventing his policy agenda from becoming reality. In State of the Union Speech, Obama Defiantly Sets an Ambitious

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There will be no new Daily Digest on Monday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Daily Digest will return on Tuesday, January 20. Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Barack Obama: The FDR of Internet Access? (Moyers & Company) Roosevelt Institute

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Daily Report (AM950 Radio) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal discusses his recent article about the benefits of the president’s free community college plan. Mike’s segment begins at 28:00. How Congress is Crippling Our Tax Collection System, in Charts (WaPo)

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Mario Cuomo, the Speech and the Challenge to Democrats Today (In These Times) Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Richard Kirsch and Dan Cantor point to Mario Cuomo’s vision of mutuality laid out at the 1984 Democratic National Convention as an example

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