Racism, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Trump Advisor Steve Bannon

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform What does Steve Bannon – who, despite his well-documented racism, anti-Semitism, and misogyny, was appointed as president-elect Trump’s senior counselor and White House strategist – have to do with a rarified and wonky policy exercise such...
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Texas Judge Wrongly Takes Away Overtime From Millions of Workers

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By Kelly Ross, AFL-CIO In a shocking and wrongly-decided opinion, a U.S. district court judge in the Eastern District of Texas has taken away overtime protection from millions of American workers. Yesterday, Judge Amos Mazzant issued an injunction to stop the Barack Obama administration’s...
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The Absurd, Illegal Logic Behind Trump’s “Two for One” Regulation Proposal

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By Ken Kimmell, Union of Concerned Scientists The President-elect recently described in a Youtube video what he intends to do on his very first day in office. Among other things, he will issue a new command to all federal agencies: “if you want to issue a new regulation, you must...
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Thanksgiving Toast Destroyed: Texas Judge Enjoins Overtime Rule

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By Andrea Johnson, National Women’s Law Center This year has been tough, making the traditional Thanksgiving “What Are You Thankful For” toast particularly challenging. But there was a beacon of light on the horizon: On December 1, a Department of Labor rule that would extend...
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