Posts Tagged ‘Washington Post’

This past year we witnessed an unrelenting attack on public safeguards. Since the release of the infamous “Cantor Memo” (which announced House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s attack plan), it seemed like whenever you turned on the TV news or opened your favorite fishwrap (go ahead and google that one kids) all you heard about was the GOP war on regulations.

And even though the Republican echo chamber was loud and livid, the actual truth about regulatory protections got out – a lot. As 2011 winds down, here is a look back on the best coverage on the struggle to preserve our vital safeguards.

One of the best overviews of the fight came from the article Public Citizen President Robert Weissman wrote for the October 31st edition of The Nation magazine, “The GOP’s Deregulation Obsession.”

The Huffington Post followed with interest and a few posts captured the story well:  “Republican Nonsense on Regulation” by Jonathan Weiler, Jeffrey Hollender’s “The Harms of Regulation Phobia” and Marcia G. Yerman’s “National Poll says America Wants the EPA”

The New York Times had several good articles on the year’s regulatory battles, including a highly recommended analysis by Bruce Bartlett, a former senior policy adviser in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations, “Misrepresentations, Regulations and Jobs.”

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A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

BP Oil Spill
  • Behind scenes of oil spill, acrimony and stress (NYT)
  • BP official questioned about who had final responsibility in drilling work (WP)
  • Spill Damage Claims Absent the Spill (WSJ)
  • Hip implants are recalled by J&J unit (NYT)
  • The wrong prescription for Medicare (WP)
  • States press workers on health care (WSJ)
  • J&J’s Latest Recall: Hip-Repair Implants (WSJ)
  • Economic growth slowed by trade gap (WP)
Climate, Energy
  • Administration backs utilities in climate case (WP)
  • A Shaky Advance Led by Oil Money (WSJ)
Financial Reform
  • Credit reforms reach campuses (WP)
Social Justice
  • Nod to national security concerns advances bill to protect whistleblowers (WP)

A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

  • Despite reform, banks have room for risky deals (NYT)
  • Missing piece in oil rig inquiry: Who was in charge? (NYT)
  • Wal-Mart asks Supreme Court to hear discrimination suit (NYT)
  • Lawyers take over at spill inquiry (WP)
  • Scrambled deregulation (WP op-ed)
  • On Doomed Rig’s Last Day, A Divisive Change of Plan (WSJ)
  • Health-Insurance Market Moves Ahead in California (WSJ)
  • BP Casts Blame on Failure of Device (WSJ)
  • The Gulf Claims Racket (WSJ opinion)
  • Coal Gets Burned by Low Gas Price (WSJ)
  • Study Restores Damaged Corneas (WSJ)

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