YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Federal Regulators Bare Their Teeth
Also: Build Back Better passes the House of Representatives, and the Teamsters union elects a reform slate.
Biden Just Nominated Joe Manchin-Lite
The president has quietly nominated an energy consultant who has long championed carbon capture incentives as a way to sustain the fossil fuel industry in a burning world.
A Shadow Lobbyist At The Vatican
Biden’s nomination of former Sen. Joe Donnelly for ambassador to the Vatican illustrates the insidious nature of the “shadow lobbying” loophole.
Pharma Dems Saved The Drug Industry Half A Trillion Dollars
Corporate Dems saved Big Pharma $450 billion by watering down the party’s drug pricing plan.
How Workers Are Inadvertently Propping Up Fossil Fuels
As pension funds buy into private equity, workers’ retirement savings are being used to bankroll oil and gas companies’ climate destruction.
Lies, Damn Lies, And CBO Statistics
The GOP-led Congressional Budget Office is using gimmicks and fuzzy math to doom the Democrats’ Build Back Better bill.
How Dark Money Captured The Supreme Court
A new Senate report lays out how corporations have taken control of the nation’s highest judiciary authority.
WEEKEND READER: It’s The Economy, Stupid
Despite all the doomsaying, the economy is on the mend.