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Kill a Worker? You're Not a Criminal. Steal a Worker's Pay? You Are One.

Rena Steinzor | Posted 07.20.2015 | Crime
Rena Steinzor

Secretary Perez needs to upgrade health and safety enforcement to the level of wage and hour enforcement. Workers must be paid a fair wage, but they also need to survive a day on the job.

McConnell Says Our Worst Problem Is Not High Inequality, Low Wages, Limited Jobs or Crumbling Infrastructure but... Overregulation?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Republicans like McConnell love to talk about bureaucrats gumming up the works. But what they really want is to get government out of the business of protecting consumers and workers from unscrupulous corporations, too many of whom will take every chance they get to maximize profits without concern for the dangers those risks pose to the rest of us.

New Proposals to Rein in Payday Loans Show Why Unscrupulous Corporations Want You to Hate Government

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Reining in the payday loan industry has been in the works over at the CFPB for a while now, and it's not a moment too soon. Why isn't there national regulation? Although some people are willing to do so, liberals believe that our country cannot permit such behavior.

The Reality of Making Progressive Change in Washington

Keith Gaby | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green
Keith Gaby

So we're left with a dilemma. Support a big improvement over current law even though it's imperfect, or say we won't stand for the shortcomings and forgo any change.

The State Bar of California Intends on Silencing Its Members

Mark Baer | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

If the Bar does decide to require certain disclaimers in lawyer blogs, how does that impact previously published blogs over which the attorney does not have editorial control?

Zach Carter

Congress Revives Gingrich-Era Law To Thwart Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress aim to revamp an anti-regulatory law from the Newt Gingrich era in an effort to paralyze new financial, environm...

Middle Class 'Chasm' Increasing Due to Mortgage Regulations

Lorrie Febus | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Lorrie Febus

Owning a home is a primary value of the middle class. The mortgage regulations that went into effect earlier this year are making it harder for many to get approved for home loans.

President Obama's Home Stretch: Saving Lives, Conserving Natural Resources, and Securing His Legacy @HuffPostBlog

Rena Steinzor | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Rena Steinzor

The world is unlikely to leave the President any space for malingering, and his most vehement congressional critics are likely to attack him with such fervor that the faint path toward legislative compromise vanishes.

Capitalism: Republicans and Regulations

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Despite their claims to the contrary, regulations and restrictions are a staple of the Republican agenda, and they always will be as long as the Republicans and their friends are the ones who benefit in the end. Just follow the very clear money trail.

Obama Hits The Gas On Regs

The Hill | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics

Groups that closely follow regulations are expecting the Obama administration to continue issuing controversial rules through the midterm elections, d...

Zach Carter

House Passes Bill To Aid Koch Brothers, Deregulate Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a financial deregulation package that would benefit the Koch brothers and the nation...

Defenders of Dirty Power Plants Use Doublespeak to Shape Debate

Keith Gaby | Posted 08.21.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

Few opponents of the federal Clean Power Plan want to stand up and say they favor unlimited carbon pollution. So they're apt to frame their arguments in more clever ways.

Republicans used to support "job killing" minimum wage increases

Dale Hansen | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The public's opinion of a particular political action is often colored by that person's political affiliation. So when President Barack Obama adopts ...

Will Proposed Airline Rules Really Help Passengers?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

At 36,361 words, the document laying out the latest proposed Transportation Department passenger protection rule is an epic, a few pages longer than Franz Kafka's novella "The Metamorphosis."

New EPA Rule for Dirty Power Plants Fuels Strange Debate

Keith Gaby | Posted 08.03.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

The impacts of unlimited pollution are scary, as outlined in two recent scientific reports that outline the situation globally and in the United States. Kids will have more asthma attacks, storms will be more destructive, drought more severe, and lots of other dangerous problems.

Kate Sheppard

EPA To Call For 30 Percent Cut To Power Plant Emissions By 2030

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed standards for power plants will call for a 30 percent cut in emissions by 2030, accordi...

Tiny, Risky, Unlabeled and You're Eating it

Erich Pica | Posted 05.23.2014 | Green
Erich Pica

The last place we should be putting untested, unregulated nanoparticles is in our food. Yet, according to a groundbreaking new report by Friends of th...

If Taxi Cabs Want Business, They Must Learn to Compete

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

Innovation drives progress, and ultimately consumer choice reflects the relative strength or weakness of a particular product.

Zach Carter

You Didn't Even Know These Wall Streeters Were Ripping You Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Private equity firms are routinely ripping off their clients, harming pension funds, universities and charitable foundations, according ...

A Tale of Two Air Quality Programs: China vs. the U.S.

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

So while the Chinese get to see the benefits of their air quality program almost immediately, we've got to live with some uncertainty. That's the price we pay for the decades of work we've put into cleaning up our air. Well worth the bargain.

Why Billboards Are Important

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

Recently, electronic billboards have been popping up alongside America's roadways, catching the eyes of motorists. The reactions vary wildly. Some op...

Kate Sheppard

Industry Not So Good At Predicting Cost Of Pollution Controls: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report from the Center for American Progress examines some historical industry claims about how much new pollution regulations wou...

A Cancer Drug Could Save This 7-Year-Old. But the Company Behind it Won't Give Him Access.

Jay Scott | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In the end, we are all human beings, and we owe it to these children to share this potentially lifesaving drug. No matter the obstacles in the way, when a child's life is on the line, you do what you have to.

Kate Sheppard

After Chemical Spill, Poll Finds Most West Virginians Want Tougher Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

A large majority of West Virginians think that last month's chemical spill, which left 300,000 residents without access to safe tap water, was a "wake...

From West Virginia to Wall Street, Greed Shows the Need for Tough, Smart Regulation

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Ian Reifowitz

For Freedom Industries, all that matters is the bottom line. Their goal, like that of too many other corporations, is to have as little interference from government as possible so that they can go about their, ahem, business, as they see fit. But it's not just West Virginia where this happens.