Posts tagged “washington post”
October 22, 2012
Mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin performs songs from her newly released CD tonight at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington DC.. Laurie’s memoir, Do You Dream in Color? Insights From a Girl Without Sight, about her experiences growing up blind and becoming an acclaimed opera singer, is ON SALE TOMORROW.
You can watch her performance at the Kennedy Center live tonight at 6pm by clicking here.
Laurie was interviewed today on The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU. Listen to the entire interview here.
August 25, 2011
“Living-wage employment should be the centerpiece of all social policy. To achieve that goal, we need serious national efforts to create jobs that pay enough for families to meet their basic expenses and to provide the training and work support necessary to ensure that current and former welfare recipients can obtain and keep those jobs.”
July 15, 2011
Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us! got a photo op in Wednesday’s Washington Post, on the cover of the Style section.
April 7, 2010
Legislation that greatly reduces the liberties of U.S. citizens, the Patriot Act includes financial provisions that are the toughest anti-money laundering regulations so far introduced in a Western country. Too bad the regulations only apply to transactions in U.S. dollars involving U.S. banks and U.S. registered foreign banks.
… Far from destroying terrorist finance networks or even curbing money laundering, the new financial regulations prompted an outflow of money from the United States. Banks did not like the Patriot Act and advised clients to move away from dollar-denominated investments into euro investments. The infant euro at the time offered a perfect alternative.
Money launderers made similar decisions, and simply moved their activities across the Atlantic. The absence in the European Union of any legislation similar to the Patriot Act encouraged such a decision. In the space of a few months, Europe became the epicenter of money laundering activity in the world.
— Loretta Napoleoni at the Washington Post’s Political Bookworm column
March 2, 2010
… Bechtel paints an excellent portrait of these colorful racers and their Scotch-Irish culture, in which Rebel flags are not rare. So why on Earth were Leonard W. Miller, founder of Miller Racing, and his son, Leonard T. Miller — successful, educated members of the black elite — obsessed with NASCAR racing? It’s a question that perplexed their fellow African Americans, who regarded their quest as “a suicide mission into the country’s deepest pockets of racism.”
Joel Berg: Charities should support Obama’s proposal to reduce tax deductions for donating to charity
March 27, 2009
In an op-ed appearing in Friday’s Washington Post, Joel Berg, author of All You Can Eat and executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, explains why antipoverty organizations and charities should be embracing, not opposing the Obama plan to “roll back the amount of the tax deduction the very wealthiest Americans can take for donating to charity.”