Q&A with Auto Industry Expert William J. Holstein

Leo W. Gerard: The likes of Alabama Sen. Richard C. Shelby and other “Toyota Republicans,” as I call them, contend that GM and its partners in the Big Three American […]
Leo Gerard
  • 0

Creep of the Week: PennyMac’s Stanford L. Kurland

Ever since President Obama announced his plan to forestall foreclosures, many of those lucky enough to have burned their mortgages have angrily suggested that less frugal homeowners get the Creep […]
Leo Gerard
  • 0

Finally, a president who works for workers

It would be easy in these troubled times to shrink from campaign promises, to cower from the greatness that might have been, to claim that the beast of the Bush […]
Leo Gerard
  • 0

“Republicants” Deny The Sky Is Falling

The sky is falling. For the average Working Joe or Jane in America, it is anyway. Unemployment is at 7.6 percent and rising. The Economic Policy Institute estimates that there […]
Leo Gerard
  • 0

TARP is Welfare; Control It

A decade or so ago, some states gave welfare recipients food stamp debit cards. Welfare mothers could use them to buy groceries with plastic, just like virtually everybody else in […]
Leo Gerard
  • 0

Buy America

For a brief moment, when Congress authorized that $700 billion bailout for the Wall Street wise guys whose recklessness caused the financial crisis that we’re all suffering, federal officials actually […]
Leo Gerard
  • 0

Obama: Follow the Philosophical Footsteps of Abraham

Symbols of the 16th president of the United States surround the 44th. And they did so from the beginning. Barack Obama, formerly a Senator from Illinois, announced his plan to […]
Leo Gerard
  • 0

Toyota Republicans Should Cut Their Own Pay

President Bush took to the TV Friday to announce that he wouldn’t walk past the financial crash of America’s Big Three automakers and do nothing to save their lives. Refusing […]
Leo Gerard
  • 0

America’s Choice

From sea to shining sea, America is suffering. She is, however, afflicted with an avoidable condition she brought on herself, like a hangover. Only this one’s interminable and internationally contagious. […]
Leo Gerard
  • 0

Save the Jeep, Save the Nation

In 1941, car manufacturer Willys-Overland demonstrated the strength and sturdiness of its new Army scout vehicle — the Jeep — to Congress by driving it up the U.S. Capitol steps. […]
Leo Gerard
  • 0

This Moment Screams For Boldness

Within hours of Barack Obama’s election, naysayers chastened caution. Don’t go too far, they inveighed. Build trust slowly with restrained, moderate, and gradual actions, they admonished. In other words: Start […]
Leo Gerard
  • 0

The Middle Class’s Share Of The Pie

Protestors disrupted a convention of mortgage financers in San Francisco this week, storming the stage as former Bush advisor Karl Rove spoke, heckling bankers with bullhorns and badgering a panel […]
Leo Gerard
  • 0

Joe Sixpack Demands Answers From McCain & Co.

Sarah “Joe-Sixpack” Palin pulled her labor union roots out of the frozen Alaskan soil and started shaking them at normally union-allergic Republican crowds from the day John McCain announced her […]
Leo Gerard
  • 0

Chickens Home to Roost

While the recently passed bailout bill may or may not help to stabilize the credit markets (and on Monday it looked as if it may have in fact made it […]
Leo Gerard
  • 0
1 4 5 6