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Jimmy Dahroug

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Oversight of Credit Agencies Long Overdue

(3) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 9:06 AM

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's decision to regulate credit agencies is a significant step to protect consumers. Until now, there was no central entity in the federal government to oversee the major credit reporting agencies. The credit market affects just about every American family through car loans, mortgage application, and...

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To Dems: Don't Underestimate Paul Ryan

(10) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 4:37 PM

Paul Ryan was one of the last candidates I thought Mitt Romney would choose as his running mate. I always thought the risk of a Medicare fight would render Ryan an honorable mention on the short list. Despite my surprise, as a Democrat I am concerned the Obama team may...

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Class of 2012: This May Be Your Last Best Chance

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 3:03 PM

You'll have the rest of your life to be conventional graduates. Now is the time to chase your dreams, while you're still young enough to start over if you fall.

"This is maybe your one shot when you come outta here, so don't blow it by jumping at money, by...

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New York State's Pro Bono Requirement a Step in the Right Direction

(5) Comments | Posted May 24, 2012 | 5:48 PM

New York will soon become the first state in the nation to require pro bono service with Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman's recent decision to mandate fifty hours of pro bono work as part of admission to the bar. This is a step in the right direction that can significantly enhance...

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The Case for the Buffett Rule: Fairness for the Taxpayer

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 12:13 PM

Despite the recent GOP filibuster to block passage of the Buffett Rule in the Senate, the White House and the Democratic Party have vowed to continue the debate. While the proposal's popularity benefits President Obama in his bid for reelection, the Buffett Rule has merit because it is about fundamental...

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