According to a recent study, reportsThe Washington Post, the Security and Exchange Commission is in serious need of new employees, to implement the financial-reform law and attend to heightened regulation of financial firms:
The Securities and Exchange Commission needs more money to meet its expanding responsibilities, but it hasn't made the most of the funds it already has, according to a study of the agency ordered by Congress last year.
A recent report from the Greenlining Institute -- which focuses on issues of racial and economic justice -- uses the "racial resentment" scale to measure the racial dimensions of opposition to health-care reform. For those unfamiliar with the concept, here's a quick description:
Today's "Horrible Read of the Morning" comes from TheNew York Times, which reports on a terrible sexual assault in Cleveland, Texas, where 18 men and boys raped an 11-year-old girl. In telling the story, the Times reserves most of its sympathy for the victim, which isn't unusual. Unless, of course, your "victims" are the rapists themselves:
The case has rocked this East Texas community to its core and left many residents in the working-class neighborhood where the attack took place with unanswered questions. Among them is, if the allegations are proved, how could their young men have been drawn into such an act?