We Need a Consumer Champion to Lead the Consumer Bureau

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By Mike Litt, U.S. PIRG Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director Mick Mulvaney has said, “Look, I’m not here to shut the place down because the law doesn’t allow me to do that.” His actions speak louder. Mulvaney requested $0 for this quarter’s budget from the...
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Honoring Dr. King and Memphis Sanitation Workers on 50th Anniversary

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By Shanna Devine, Public Citizen February 1st marks the 50th anniversary of the deaths of Memphis sanitation workers Robert Walker and Echol Cole – who were crushed to death in the back of their malfunctioning garbage truck. Three years after that tragic event, the Occupational Safety and...
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Sen. John Kennedy Could Be the Internet’s Hero

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By Candace Clement, Free Press Who isn’t talking about Net Neutrality at this point? Burger King has thrown its weight behind it. Massive tech companies like Amazon and Google support it. Eighty-three percent of the American public —  including three out of four Republicans — opposed the FCC’s...
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