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October 12, 2022
Tenant Organizers Call On Biden To Tackle Rent Inflation
The grassroots Homes Guarantee campaign has an executive branch playbook to protect tenants, but will the Biden administration acquiesce?
October 07, 2022 | Revolving Door Project Substack
Larry Summers And Jason Furman Aren't Really Democrats
Identifying people who don’t support the party’s key policies as Democratic thought leaders only serves to reinforce outmoded center right ideology.
October 07, 2022 | The American Prospect
How Banks Are Defending Their Right To Discriminate
To any normal person, the idea that discrimination might not be “unfair, deceptive, or abusive” is ridiculous.
October 05, 2022 | Revolving Door Project Newsletter
Another Eleventh-Hour Stopgap Spending Bill
October means a lot of things in the political world: the end of a fiscal year and the beginning of a new one; SCOTUS returning from a long recess; and, every two years, the final stretch before a general election. If the congressional appropriations process worked as designed, October would also be the month when federal agencies began implementing their new budgets for the next fiscal year. If only things could work so smoothly.
October 04, 2022
Possible Treasury Secretary Is Anti-Worker, Anti-Choice, Pro-Monopoly, Pro-Corporate
“Promoting Gina Raimondo would contradict every part of Biden’s rightly celebrated economic achievements.”
October 03, 2022
Gina Raimondo: Fire Acting Director of NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) Jamie Rhome
Today the Revolving Door Project released a petition calling on Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to remove Acting Director Jamie Rhome from his position running the National Hurricane Center (NHC) at the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA).
October 03, 2022 | The American Prospect
Pat Toomey Blockades Biden’s Housing Nominees Amid Historic Rent Hikes
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is lacking vital staff during a crisis of housing affordability.
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.