Peter Dreier and Donald Cohen

Peter Dreier and Donald Cohen

Peter Dreier is the Dr. E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, and director of the Urban & Environmental Policy Program, at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Donald Cohen is the director of the Cry Wolf Project, a nonprofit research network that identifies and exposes misleading rhetoric about the economy, regulation and government. He is also the chair of In the Public Interest, a national resource center concerned with privatization and responsible contracting.

triangle3

Remembering the Triangle Fire’s Lessons

Tuesday is the 103rd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, a major turning point in American labor history. On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers, most of them Jewish ...

Read More
(The New Yorker)

Raising the Minimum Wage for the Most Good

Business groups and their political allies have consistently attacked the idea of a minimum wage ever since President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed it during the Depression to help stimulate the ...

Read More
electionnite

Obama Reboot: A Second Term Transformation?

Despite President Obama’s important, even landmark, accomplishments, by the time November 6 arrived, many Americans were disappointed with his first term. They expected him to be a “transformational” president who ...

Read More
walmap

Measuring Wal-Mart’s Honest Graft

(Editor's Note: A slightly longer version of this post originally appeared in Dissent.) Last month Wal-Mart became the latest company to drop its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council ...

Read More
Scroll To Top