Big Tech Wants a Privacy Law Rigged in Their Favor. Here’s How We’ll Know If It’s a Scam.

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By Emily Peterson-Cassin and David Rosen, Public Citizen New digital privacy legislation is expected to be introduced in Congress in the next few weeks, and there’s every chance the legislation will be the result of a con job. With California’s digital privacy law taking effect in January 2020,...
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The Part of Capitalism CEOs Hate

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By Bartlett Naylor and Rachel Curley, Public Citizen There’s an iconic New Yorker cartoon that pictures a CEO at his annual shareholder meeting, and he’s listening to an apparently unhappy, bepearled, matronly investor. At the dais, one senior executive mutters to another: “This the part of...
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Civil Servants Are Becoming More Visible Heroes, and the Public is Noticing

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By Andrew Rosenberg, Union of Concerned Scientists It’s tough reading or listening to the news these days, from impeachment to racial attacks to sidelining science. But what is that? I think I see one! A ray of hope in all of the storm clouds: a growing appreciation for the role of...
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Feeling the Heat on Climate Policy from Members and the Public, Chamber Announces Climate Task Force

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By Craig Sandler, Public Citizen A decade ago, Apple Inc. and three large power utility companies famously ended their membership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its policy of obstructing any and all meaningful climate action. This may have stung for the Chamber, but not enough to move...
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9 Justices, 30 Minutes: Our Lawyer’s Big Moment at the Supreme Court

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By Jessica A. Knoblauch, Earthjustice One out of thousands. That’s the chance of having your legal case picked to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. The odds are so long you’re more likely to be struck by lightning. Oddly enough, Earthjustice attorney David Henkin has experienced both...
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Trump’s SEC Chairman Proposes to Disenfranchise Investors and Reduce Shareholder Democracy

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By Brandon Rees, AFL-CIO In a partisan 3-2 vote, the Trump administration’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed to curtail the rights of investors to file proposals for a vote at company annual meetings. If adopted, these changes will hinder shareholder proposals by union members...
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