Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Democrats, in a Stark Shift in Messaging, to Make Big Tax-Break Pitch for Middle Class (WaPo) Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane explain Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s proposal, which is being pitched as the Democrats’ “action plan” for fighting income inequality.

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Did Obama Just Introduce a ‘Public Option’ for Higher Education? (The Nation) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal says free community college for all would be easier to run and more popular than means-tested financial aid models like Pell Grants. Why

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Mike Konczal and David Beito Debate Charity vs. Government (Stossel) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal counters right-wing arguments that charity can take the place of government in protecting social welfare. Roosevelt Take: Mike explained his argument on the “voluntarism fantasy”

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Zero for Conduct (Medium) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford says “zero rating,” a practice of allowing mobile users to access a limited network of apps without data charges, is monopolistic and anti-innovation. Food Stamp Benefit Cut May Force a Million

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. U.S. House Votes to Adopt Contentious Changes to Cost Estimates (Reuters) Under new rules passed by the House, cost estimates on fiscal legislation will be measured using dynamic scoring, which could mask the impact of tax cuts, reports David Lawder.

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Nobel Laureate Stiglitz Blocked From SEC Panel After Faulting High-Speed Traders (Bloomberg News) Dave Michaels reports that Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz believes he was blocked from the advisory panel because he is not “owned” by the industry in

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Roosevelt Institute Fellow Saqib Bhatti’s proposal to allow the Fed to lend directly to municipalities is one of many ideas you can vote on in the Progress Change Institute’s Big Ideas Project. The top 20 ideas will be presented members

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The Daily Digest is taking a break for the holidays. It will return on Monday, January 5, 2015. Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Americans Are Sick to Death of Both Parties: Why Our Politics Is in Worse Shape Than We Thought (Alternet) Roosevelt Institute Senior

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Markets Bounce After Yellen Announcement (Melissa Harris-Perry) As guest host, Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren leads a roundtable discussion about how Janet Yellen’s statements are impacting the current economy. Wall Street Is Dismantling Financial Reform Piece by Piece (TNR) Friday’s

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Uncharted Interest Rate Territory (U.S. News & World Report) Jason Gold points out that since interest rates have been declining for 33 years, none of today’s lawmakers know quite what they’re in for when the Fed begins to raise rates

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