They — along with a great many other high-achieving women — were all once Girl Scouts. So was Sylvia Acevedo. Raised in a poor, immigrant family, she was told that “girls like her” didn’t go to college. But she did, and then became a rocket scientist and tech executive. Now she’s C.E.O. of the very organization she credits with shaping her life. Acevedo tells us how the Girl Scouts are trying to stay relevant, why they’re…
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019 In committee votes this week and last week, the House Financial Services Committee sent a package of credit reporting reforms on to the House floor. It’s the first major Congressional action to rein in the so-called Big 3 credit bureaus – Equifax, Experian and Trans Union – and other smaller, specialized bureaus and…
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Former Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign rally at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has taken a strange attack line against his rivals. He claims supporters of Medicare for All want to “get rid of Obamacare,” while he is “building on Obamacare.” Yet by his own logic, his plan would effectively “get rid” of over half of Obamacare.
Biden’s newly released health-care plan is long on promises but relatively short on…
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A volunteer wears a credential before the start of a campaign event for Senator Bernie Sanders in Concord, New Hampshire.
CONCORD, New Hampshire—If a fire marshal came to the opening of this Bernie Sanders campaign office, she probably would have shut it down.
An overflow crowd of at least 50 people packed the long and narrow strip-mall space to hear the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate launch his campaign’s “political revolution”…
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A CVS Pharmacy in Pittsburgh
This week, Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is holding a Tunney Act hearing, which allows courts to scrutinize merger approvals by the Department of Justice (DoJ), on the CVS-Aetna merger. Judge Leon’s evidentiary hearing with testimony from concerned parties is a first of its kind.
In sharp contrast to the AT&T/Time Warner deal, another vertical merger that the DoJ sought to block, the…
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For the moment, Trump has given Democrats a common target and a respite in the infighting.
For the moment, Trump’s racist tweets have produced the one thing that Democrats couldn’t muster in their destructive infighting last week—party unity. But will it last?
And was Trump crazy to make himself and his racist comments the issue and divert the spotlight from the increasingly personal feud between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and AOC’s Squad of four? Or was…
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Teen migrants walk in line inside the Tornillo detention camp in Tornillo, Texas.
Last week, the House Oversight and Reform Committee held the first of two hearings on the Trump administration’s treatment of migrant minors. Members of Congress who recently visited immigration detention facilities at the border and the Department of Homeland Security’s acting inspector general provided testimony that confirmed recent accounts of children being held in appalling conditions.These conditions initially came to light after attorneys visited the border patrol…
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On April 4, 2019, thousands took to the streets in New York City, joining in the nationwide protest to demand the full release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
We are not in a constitutional crisis. We are in a crisis of courage.
Jeffrey Toobin, the chief legal analyst for CNN, argues that “our constitutional system never contemplated a President like Donald Trump” and the system “may simply be incapable of responding to this…
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Police patrol in front of Trump Tower in Washington, D.C.
I keep hearing that the Democratic party has moved “left” and that some Democratic candidates may be “too far left”.
But in this era of unprecedented concentration of wealth and political power at the top, I can’t help wondering what it means to be “left”.
A half-century ago, when America had a large and growing middle class, those on the “left” sought stronger social…