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Behind a New Worker Overtime Rule: Hard-Hitting Policy Wonks and Generous Funders - Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence

Yesterday, we wrote about philanthropy’s major role in the Obama administration’s bid to regulate greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants through executive action. Well, here’s a similar story: As the administration unveils a tougher rule for overtime pay this week, foundations can justly claim some of the credit. 51 more words


TPP, TPA, TAA, Angry Democrats, and "The Week that Obama Won"

I like to say that I am economically liberal. For me that means: globalization and trade liberalization are good. If we can involve more people in global trade that will both help developed nations and developing nations. 1,038 more words


Dear Juncker, don't blame Syriza

From BBC Greece crisis live coverage

“EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker expressed concern about exactly how well-informed the Greek people were about proposed reforms, ahead of a referendum. 130 more words


Poverty is sexist

March 8 was International Women’s Day. On my x0 blog I wrote about a report by Maria Shriver that noted that in the U.S. (1) Nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women,  (2) The average woman is paid 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, and African American women earn only 64 cents and Hispanic women only 55 cents for every dollar made by a white man and (3) men make more money than women who have the same level of educational achievement, from high school diplomas to advanced graduate degrees. 215 more words

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Not for Nothin' But....Rhode Island Roads Stink! Sheldon Whitehouse Agrees

It really hits you how bad our roads are when they close the bridge on Park Avenue, so that we can’t even get to a friend’s house without having to go all the way down Reservoir and up Elmwood, making what used to be a 10 minute trip into a 25 minute ordeal. 307 more words

Greece budget update

As Eurogroup discussions with Greece continue, the latest budget execution bulletin from the Greek finance ministry has been published yesterday, comparing the actual budget execution with the estimates presented in the 2015 budget. 554 more words