On Wednesday, October 16, the Roosevelt Institute will present the 2013 Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards, honoring individuals and organizations whose work exemplifies FDR’s vision of democracy. Click here to RSVP for the free public ceremony.
Millennials are looking to environmental regulations to ensure their quality of life in the future, but those regulations don’t have to be seen as opposed to economic development. I am grateful for the clean, potable water that runs from my tap, for the peace of mind that the buildings in which I work and play
Cases like McCutcheon v. FEC aren’t about free speech. They’re about how much influence the wealthiest Americans should have over our elected officials. On Tuesday, October 8, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. This case is just the latest episode in the fight to define money as either
Carried interest, the share of profits that private equity fund managers receive, is currently taxed at the capital gains rate, but it should be treated as standard compensation. In recent months, there has been a growing consensus that the tax code is broken and must be reformed or overhauled. Unfortunately, that’s where the consensus ends.
The Justice Department’s ruling in Mia Macy’s lawsuit against the ATF is a significant win in the fight against employment discrimination for the transgender community, but there’s still more to be done. It has been over a year since I last wrote about Mia Macy and her lawsuit, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), and the
Austerity’s failure in Europe was easy to predict, even if politicians and economists didn’t see it coming. A few weeks ago we saw an interesting debate unfold in Europe: European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said that austerity in Europe had reached its limit, and a few days later, the German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble responded,
Americans are getting fed up with government. It’s time to get them directly involved. It has been nearly a month since the sequester went into effect, yet little is being done to reverse the deep cuts. It is a sad fact that our new normal is the inability to come to a compromise in Washington.
Though Superstorm Sandy is fading from the headlines, we must keep working to help its victims and build a safer future. On October 29, Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey, leaving damage strewn across the Caribbean in its wake. With a diameter of 820 miles, Sandy was the largest Atlantic tropical storm to date and
Filibuster reform is increasingly important, but just as important is the way it’s achieved. In recent years, Congress has achieved several unprecedented failures. Since 2007, an estimated 391 filibusters forced cloture votes. Compare that to only 49 cloture votes between 1919 and 1970. In the 112th congress alone, members of Congress have accomplished the passage of
As the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network begins work on building a Government By and For Millennial America, Elizabeth Stokes defends the idea of government as a steward of the common good. Despite no specifics on how they will slash taxes and also balance budgets, it is clear that the Romney-Ryan budget plan follows an