Congress passed the Dodd-Frank regulatory law to ensure that no failing bank ever receive such special treatment again. But legislation that favors very large banks and undermines those reforms is in the works again.
PresidentTrump’s aggressive rollback of the Obama administration’s climate policies is already changing the trajectory of the world’s efforts on global warming, with some analysts estimating it will mean billions more tons of greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere during the next decade and a half.
A virulent nationalism, tinged with bigotry, is on the rise across much of the world. In the United States, Donald Trump won the White House despite — and partly because of — his disdain for Mexicans, Muslims and African-Americans and his flirtation with anti-Semitic tropes. In the face of this ethnic nationalism, citizens often face difficult choices. They have to decide how much of a priority to place on combating it.
Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they want an independent, non-partisan commission instead of Congress to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election, Seventy-three percent of respondents prefer the independent investigation, versus 16 percent who pick Congress.
Greitens failed first test of leadership with his hypocritical position on transparency and ethics. It comes as no surprise members of the Missouri Legislature are using the governor’s secrecy as an excuse for their own reluctance to self-police.
Trump is in charge at a critical moment for keeping climate change in check. We may never recover.
President Trump’s environmental onslaught will have mmediate, dangerous effects. He has vowed to reopen coal mines and moved to keep the dirtiest power plants open for many years into the future. Dirty air, the kind you get around coal-fired power plants, kills people.
A broader plan to allow insurers in the individual market to charge a premium markup for enrollees with pre-existing conditions who could see premium increases of tens of thousands of dollars,. The proposed invisible risk pool would shave only a tiny sliver off these increased costs for the sickest consumers.
Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO is a close adviser to Trump, and two other manufacturers of organophosphates sent letters last week to the heads of three of Trump’s Cabinet agencies “to set aside” the results of government studies.
Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway issued a subpoena ordering Gov. Eric Greitens’ administration to turn over information on its management of income tax refunds as part of an audit to ensure the Missouri Department of Revenue is complying with a state law that requires income tax refunds be paid out within 45 days of filing…
The “Working Families Flexibility Act” (HR 1180)―also referred to as the comp time bill―would erode basic overtime protections for working people. The bill would allow employers to delay paying any wages for overtime work for as long as 13 months.