A Banker Can’t Get Arrested in This Town

The Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission have broad powers to root out and punish financial fraud. The Interagency Financial Fraud Task Force, formed last November, is an […]
Richard Eskow

Facts Over Fantasy In A Gay Marriage Ruling

teworthy that the right-wing reaction to U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling against California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage is not based on coherent, substantive and scientific arguments […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Foreclosure Mills: Wall Street’s Latest Fraud Scheme

Financial giants have figured out yet another way to profit from fraud. After devastating communities across the country with shady subprime loans, the mortgage industry has launched a new assault […]
Zach Carter

The Bank Crisis: Where are the Prosecutions?

Where are the prosecutions of bank officers for defrauding investors or the government? This isn’t an academic question or an eruption of pitchfork populism. Personal accountability is vital in board […]
Robert Borosage

We Couldn’t Have Said It Better

AFL-CIO Now blogger Mike Hall lets President Obama tell it like it is. After President Obama finished delivering his speech to the AFL-CIO Executive Council this morning, AFL-CIO President Richard […]
Tula Connell

Do We Need A Democracy Tariff?

We need a Democracy Tariff, imposed at the border on goods that are brought in from countries where the people have not been able to build a strong democracy that […]

Forget Teddy Roosevelt! If the Rich Pay, Everybody Pays

There’s a new undercurrent in Washington debate, an unstated drive to undo the bipartisan consensus that’s governed American policy for a century. New pieces by Fareed Zakaria and Clive Crook […]
Richard Eskow

Conservatives Are Clueless On Jobs

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is the Republican Party’s latest effort at putting forward a credible economic ideologist. His recent interview with Ezra Klein reveals this effort as a complete failure. […]
Zach Carter

The State Aid Vote Today Is Not About The Deficit

The Senate is expected to vote today on providing $26 billion in aid to fiscally distressed states and cities. The vote is about many things. Jobs. Health care. Tax fairness. […]
Bill Scher

Alan Greenspan: Stopped Clock of the U.S. Economy

Even a stopped clock, the saying goes, is right twice a day. Taken figuratively, it means that even the people who have been most disastrously, abysmally wrong can occasionally get […]
Terrance Heath

Should Vanity Candidacies Have Us Worried?

A new study says super-rich candidates who personally bankroll their own campaigns almost always lose. But that, unfortunately, doesn’t make the rest of us winners. The ticker on billionaire Meg […]

The Strengthen Social Security Campaign

Social Security is once again under attack. Time after time Social Security has come under attack. Do you remember the Bush “privatization” campaign a few years ago? Each time the […]

LBJ: Medicare Because We Owe It To Them

On the 45th anniversary of the passage of Medicare, the blog corrente offers this charming story about LBJ talking with his press secretary, Bill Moyers, about why he’s for Social […]
Robert Borosage

Mort Zuckerman Is Not Incompetent

Mort Zuckerman’s recent opinion piece in the Financial Times, “Obama needs to stop baiting business,” is a tawdry, sorry spectacle. Paul Krugman’s already explained how Zuckerman, the publisher of US […]
Richard Eskow

The Conservative Smear Machine Has Failed Conservatism

Earlier this week, NYTimes.com highlighted the above Bloggingheads.tv clip of Conor Friedersdorf and myself discussing the effectiveness of, in Conor’s words, the attitude of parts of both conservative and progressive […]
Bill Scher

Our Politics of Powerlessness

In the metro-D.C. area, if it isn’t electricity it’s the water. The wind shifts direction or a simple summer storm is all it takes to knock out one or the […]
Terrance Heath
1 198 199 200 201 202 268