September 30, 2022
Politico Rolls Out The Red Carpet For Ripple And Securities Fraud
Boosters of Ponzi products should not be granted the freedom to tout their products without ample pushback and skepticism. Because, as is all too common in Washington, when this media cover is combined with other forms of political pressure including lobbying and campaign donations, industry interests take precedence over the public’s. Politico knows where to find skeptical voices; they had Healthy Markets President and CEO Ty Gellasch on the panel that followed Alderoty’s remarks, albeit alongside three other preachers of crypto’s so-called greatness.
September 28, 2022
Big Business Sues For Their Right To Be Bigots
“This lawsuit is simply about big business’ personal fear of and resentment toward Rohit Chopra.”
September 28, 2022 | Revolving Door Project Newsletter
The Return of SCOTUS
We certainly haven’t missed parsing the legal hocus pocus of this extremist SCOTUS over the past couple months of summer recess. Tragically, we’re now only days out from the beginning of the 2022-2023 term on October 3. Heedless of John Robert’s pleas to treat his overwhelmingly distrusted council of nine as a legitimate authority, we expect he’ll find as SCOTUS returns to the news cycle that the public has yet to get over the ongoing consequences of the Court’s betrayal of the public interest. Another nightmare term might just hasten Democrats building the power and will to actually reform a broken SCOTUS.
September 23, 2022 | Revolving Door Project Substack
Hack Watch: So About Those Rate Hikes...
Few of the pundits who sprang to Jerome Powell’s defense last year have acknowledged that their analysis was exactly wrong.
September 23, 2022 | The American Prospect
The Problem With Emission Reduction Models
They are partially based on what even some of the modelers acknowledge are faulty data, particularly on methane.
September 22, 2022
FOIA Request: Is Big Tech’s Favorite FTC Commissioner Going To Lobby For Amazon?
Outgoing FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips recused himself from a recent FTC vote involving Amazon and BigLaw firm Covington & Burling. Revolving Door Project filed a FOIA request seeking information on Phillips’ post-employment plans and looked back on Phillips’ corporate-friendly record.
September 21, 2022 | Revolving Door Project Newsletter
Backing Labor is More Powerful Politics Than Ever
For all the hours that people spend at work, stories about working (and working people) rarely get the spotlight. Labor makes headlines mostly when it’s no longer guaranteed. That pattern is clear in the headlines of late, with teachers in Columbus striking for air conditioning and teachers in Seattle striking for raises that barely keep up with inflation; with Minnesota private sector nurses striking to protest understaffing and safety issues that hurt both nurses and patients—all long-standing issues that have seen no national traction for years. Currently, the big labor story is that of the barely-averted freight worker strike, whose demands include such basic requests as not being disciplined for going to the doctor.
September 16, 2022
Hack Watch: From Inflation To Rail, The Media Beats Up On Workers
This week: inflation hawks double down on brutal rate hikes that will harm workers and the mainstream media goes out of its way to undermine rail workers.
September 14, 2022 | Revolving Door Project Newsletter
Revolvers Return to the White House
There was something of a family reunion vibe at the White House last Wednesday. A couple hundred guests gathered to witness the unveiling of the official White House portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. The guests included dozens of former Obama administration staff, many returning to the White House for the first time in years.
September 13, 2022
New RDP White Paper: Who’s Afraid of Rohit Chopra?
Corporate criminals are terrified of being held accountable by a true public servant, a new Revolving Door Project report reveals.
September 09, 2022
The CEA's New Antitrust Guy: Should We Be Worried?
According to Marshall Steinbaum, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Utah, “This appointment signals that the CEA isn’t on board with the administration’s anti-monopoly agenda.” And that could be dangerous.
September 09, 2022 | Revolving Door Project Newsletter
Hack Watch: Morning Joe's Favorite Sleazebag
Rattner has ridden his seven months in the Obama White House to an extremely influential punditry career, in addition to the millions he rakes in as Bloomberg’s money manager.
September 08, 2022 | The American Prospect
To Save The Climate, Hire More Civil Servants
The kind of civil service we build is indicative of what our climate strategy will be.
September 07, 2022
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The Confirmations Crisis
As we at the Revolving Door Project have long argued, the crisis surrounding the confirmations (or rather, the lack thereof) of Biden’s highly qualified nominees remains an issue of critical importance.
September 07, 2022 | Revolving Door Project Newsletter
What A Whole-Of-Government Climate Response Would Look Like
On Monday, the Revolving Door Project released a report seven months in the making: a comprehensive look at un- or under-utilized executive branch powers to combat climate change, hold big polluters accountable, and make a tangible difference in the environment and economy for ordinary Americans. Our press release on the report is here, and a two-page summary of some of the highlights is here.