Rep. Howard Berman’s legacy is a roadmap to more coherent US development efforts—whether or not it becomes law.
Some potential oases on the horizon?
“Wear a dark suit. You’ll be wearing an over-sized cardboard mask.” This is not a set of instructions I expected to hear in my new job as a writer, but here I was, being asked to play the Senate Majority Leader from Nevada. As the newbie, what was I going to do? Say no? The […]
With Farm Bill negotiations simmering on the back burner and an all-consuming Congressional focus on dealing with the fiscal cliff, the Alliance for Global Food Security, a group of Private Voluntary Organizations who have opposed common sense reforms to food aid programs, took the opportunity to launch a new study on the use of food […]
Maybe a window of opportunity in the US is opening for the Robin Hood Tax.
If the lame-duck Congress cuts America’s life-saving aid programs, millions of poor and hungry people could see their futures go down the drain.
Tomorrow is the fourth anniversary of TARP. Probably, there won’t be a lot of parties. Probably no one will mention it. Maybe you don’t even remember what TARP is. TARP was President Bush’s last-ditch effort to save the economy. In the face of a rapidly unraveling financial crisis, as many banks and insurers began revealing […]
In the early morning hours on Saturday, the Senate caved to industry pressure and dealt a blow to the planet. This action comes at a time designed to avoid public attention and as many Senators head out to the campaign trail to save their jobs. The Senate passed the “Thune Bill” (S.1956) by unanimous consent […]
Out of the tragedy of the 2010 BP oil disaster, we could soon see hope emerge. New legislation, the RESTORE the Gulf Coast States Act, just passed by Congress, could bring billions of dollars in resources and a range of new opportunities for environmental restoration, fighting poverty, and promoting economic mobility. According to the Pew […]