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Obama's Populism and the Ghost of Teddy Roosevelt

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This morning Barack Obama channeled one of American history's truly transformative figures by visiting the tiny Kansas town where Teddy Roosevelt gave his "New Nationalism" speech over a century ago.

Jamie Didn't Know: The Tragic Legacy of JPMorgan Chase's CEO

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We can already suspect that Dimon's legacy will be written with the words "Jamie didn't know." Given the level of corporate malfeasance in his organization during his tenure as CEO, it seems that he's been a remarkably unobservant executive.

Letters From Foreclosure Hell

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Somebody in a position of power should read the emails I get from foreclosed homeowners. Despite widespread bank criminality and despite the fact that help for struggling homeowners would help get the economy moving, we're not seeing the leadership we need.