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.


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 ...

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(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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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