Posts by Rakim Brooks

If the Great Depression went down in history as the great equalizer (by razing the incomes of the wealthy), the Great Recession may be known for having the opposite effect. According to a new report...
July 20, 2012 | Rakim Brooks
An essential element of the American Dream is ensuring that each generation has greater opportunities than the last. What, then, do we make of a generation that can earn more than their parents, but...
July 13, 2012 | Rakim Brooks
The New York Times Editorial Board has raised another problem with declaring the Medicaid exception unconstitutional: Many people who live below the poverty line are likely to be left without...
July 6, 2012 | Rakim Brooks
The Supreme Court's ruling on the healthcare mandate was bittersweet. The Affordable Care Act's greatest virtue was the expansion of Medicaid to include all persons under 133 percent of the poverty...
July 2, 2012 | Rakim Brooks
Tuesday's New York Times editorial on the Chamber of Commerce's clandestine intrusion into American politics didn't go far enough in explaining why hiding the identities of donors to political ads is...
June 1, 2012 | Rakim Brooks
Hilary Rosen's challenge to Ann Romney, and Mrs. Romney's subsequent rebuttal, created just the kind of fanfare Republicans needed to label Democrats as out of touch. Rosen seemed to equate stay-at-...
April 16, 2012 | Rakim Brooks
Over the last year, the American public has been inundated with conservative austerity arguments. Medicaid and Medicare needed to be reined in (or handed over to the states entirely, according Paul...
January 24, 2012 | Rakim Brooks
A new study from Indiana University predicts that, while unemployment might be at its lowest rate since February 2009, the ranks of the poor will continue to grow in this decade. At the heart of the...
January 11, 2012 | Rakim Brooks