Securities and Exchange Commission


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Progressive groups highlight how the embattled company hired former senior SEC officials to represent its interests at the SEC. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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A new paper makes the case that financial regulators are ignoring the significant risks from a warming planet and even from efforts to green the economy. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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By custom, the Senate minority leader has broad authority to name commissioners to independent agencies. Schumer must select Democrats willing to take on corporate power. Read more


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The Business Roundtable’s vow to be kinder corporate actors was a fig leaf for building fortresses around management decision making. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The board charged with overseeing the firms that audit corporations has become a cushy landing place for Republican politicos averse to enforcing its rules. Read more

Economic Policy

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An El Paso, Texas, electric utility is being purchased by an investment fund with deep, undisclosed ties to the big bank. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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These government officials—like airport and oil rig workers, like Harvey Weinstein’s employees—need legal protections when they see something wrong. Read more



Victor Juhasz

Remaking the financial system does not require any new laws. Read more

Day One Agenda


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Urska Velikonja, a law professor, has a scant public record on securities policy matters. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The Senate Minority Leader mismanaged an appointment to the agency last year, keeping a Democratic seat open for months. Will he do the same again? Read more

, Economic Policy


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Republicans have stymied the filling of Democratic seats in independent agencies. There doesn’t appear to be any plan to confront this. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power


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Rumors of Rob Jackson’s departure would give Wall Street a boost, with anti-regulatory Republicans in complete charge of the agency. Read more

, Economic Policy