Financial Reform: The Road Behind, The Way Forward

The House and Senate have reached a deal and we have a financial reform deal. That means we will see significant improvements over the status quo as it existed yesterday. […]
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Interview on Financial Reform, Santa Barbara Talk Radio

Did an interview this morning on Hannah-Beth Jackson’s radio show, Progressive Talk Radio in Santa Barbara.  The topic was the current state of financial reform in Washington.    Click on […]
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The Unbearable Lightness of Reading Dana Milbank

Feel free to read Dana Milbank if that sort of thing appeals to you, but don’t imagine for a minute that you’re learning anything. That would be like studying the […]
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Liveblogging in AFN: Financial Reform Panel Discussion

We’re here at AFN – the America’s Future Now conference – liveblogging a session called “Curbing Wall Street: Strategies Going Forward.” It’s a subject close to our heart. The panelists […]
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Law and Order: AIG

President Obama’s Department of Justice announced last week that there would be no indictments in the collapse of AIG, an event which led to a worldwide economic collapse and cost […]
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Some Games Are Zero-Sum, Mr. President

Turning conflicts of interest into “win/win” situations can be a form of brilliance. Pretending those conflicts don’t exist can be a form of indifference. That’s why it was troubling to […]
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Wall Street: Terminators in the Casino

Anyone who’s ever seen a Terminator movie knows that civilization ended when a computer system called “Skynet” came alive and tried to terminate the human race by starting a nuclear […]
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Shorting Democracy

This may be the single biggest lie in modern American history: “Most Republicans want a bill,” said Sen. Richard Shelby, “but they want a substantive bill.” We’ve criticized the Democrats […]
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The President Has Spoken. Now Let’s Help Him Act.

If you’ve ever wondered what the phrase “the sound of silence” means, you should’ve been listening when the President invited “the titans of industry” to join him in promoting financial […]
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