Posts by Tamara Draut

As you read this, workers across the country from retail, fast food, home care, and the federal government are launching one of the biggest strikes yet, calling for $15 an hour and collective...
November 10, 2015 | Tamara Draut
In last Wednesday's Republican debate, not one candidate offered a tangible plan to raise wages, which have been stagnant for most workers since the 1990s. This wasn’t surprising—discussion about the...
November 4, 2015 | Tamara Draut
Politicians, especially during presidential election cycles, routinely attempt to appeal and relate to middle-class Americans. Indeed, during tonight’s Republican presidential debate, it’s a safe bet...
October 28, 2015 | Tamara Draut
Representative Paul Ryan, the increasingly-likely newest Speaker of the House, has a couple of stipulations before he accepts the job.
October 23, 2015 | Tamara Draut
In a speech at the Rose Garden today, Vice President Joe Biden announced that he would not be running for president.
October 20, 2015 | Tamara Draut
Over the summer, the call to return the United States to debt-free college has been loud and clear. To fulfill the promise of our higher education system, we must ensure that today’s...
September 16, 2015 | Tamara Draut
Hillary Clinton just released a bold plan to return the United States to debt-free public college for future students and relieve the burden for existing borrowers.
August 10, 2015 | Tamara Draut
Five years after Wall Street crashed the economy by irresponsibly securitizing and peddling mortgage debt, the financial industry is coming under growing scrutiny for its shady involvement in student...
November 16, 2012 | Tamara Draut