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[OP-ED]: Preparing for the next panic -- or not

 06/06/2017 - 17:15
The “American economy will need a coordinated response, particularly if the entire financial system suffers a panic or lack of liquidity.” Bankruptcy judges cannot provide this response. It is best left to the Treasury, Federal Reserve and FDIC.
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When the next financial crisis hits -- an event that may be years or decades away -- we will learn whether this Congress and the president drew the right lessons from the 2008-09 financial crisis. Congress is arguing over whether government can avoid “bailouts” of large financial institutions and still prevent a full-blown crisis. With all of President Trump’s trials and tribulations, hardly anyone is paying attention.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
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The “American economy will need a coordinated response, particularly if the entire financial system suffers a panic or lack of liquidity.” Bankruptcy judges cannot provide this response. It is best left to the Treasury, Federal Reserve and FDIC.

The quest for wage equality in Philly takes a hit

 04/06/2017 - 17:46
The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is holding on to its promise and suing the city for the wage equality law.
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A law that could ensure that women are finally paid equally to men is in danger.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
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The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is holding on to its promise and suing the city for the wage equality law.

Sisters from Guatemala claim Border Patrol agent sexually assaulted them

 03/28/2017 - 17:53
U.S. Border Patrol Agent supervises Guatemalan police officers with the Interagency Task Force Tecun Uman, during 9 mm weapons training in Guatemala, June 12, 2013. The U.S. Army worked with U.S. Border Patrol to train the newly formed Guatemalan Task Force with the mission of interdicting the flow of illicit activities on the Guatemalan borders. Source: Wikimedia

US Customs and Border Protection officer allegedly took sisters into ‘closet-like room’, told them to remove their clothes and sexually assaulted them. 

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 5:45pm
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U.S. Border Patrol Agent supervises Guatemalan police officers with the Interagency Task Force Tecun Uman, during 9 mm weapons training in Guatemala, June 12, 2013. The U.S. Army worked with U.S. Border Patrol to train the newly formed Guatemalan Task Force with the mission of interdicting the flow of illicit activities on the Guatemalan borders. Source: Wikimedia

[OP-ED]: Who’s afraid of the ‘administrative state’?

 03/07/2017 - 15:28
It’s time to make the administrative state a mainstream concept, through the creation of a regulatory budget. The point is not to justify the instant repeal of most rules, as Bannon’s critics fear, but to improve understanding and accountability.

Just what White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon meant when he recently suggested “deconstructing the administrative state” is unclear. To critics, he would gut the whole superstructure of social and environmental safeguards, starting with the Environmental Protection Agency (which, say news reports, may face a staff cut of one-fifth). But regardless of Bannon’s meaning, the relentless growth of the administrative state is a reality that we can’t escape.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 2:59pm
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It’s time to make the administrative state a mainstream concept, through the creation of a regulatory budget. The point is not to justify the instant repeal of most rules, as Bannon’s critics fear, but to improve understanding and accountability.