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The Five Reasons People Blow Their Money

Don McNay | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Bad habits, bad advisers, lack of knowledge. People who spend more than they make will not suddenly be "cured" when they get a lump sum of money. In fact, whatever problems they had will now be magnified by having more money to get in more trouble with.

Want Money Out of Politics? Vote Garcetti and Prop C This Tuesday!

Wendy Block | Posted 07.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Wendy Block

Seven-ish months ago I hated Los Angeles, didn't care who ran for mayor, and had no conception that the city could do anything to hasten the day when the Big Money devil is no longer allowed to poison politics and, by extension, almost every aspect of life.

California Democratic Party Disses Fracking, Still Loves Money

Wendy Block | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Wendy Block

It's heartbreakingly clear that the Democrats won't act courageously. But a number of non-partisan outside groups will.

The Super-Rich and Their Enablers Are Playing With Fire

Allan Brawley | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Allan Brawley

Unfortunately, the inevitable social explosion that their grasping for unlimited political power and even greater concentration of income and wealth than presently exists will produce collateral damage and unpredictable outcomes.

Questions That Are Unlikely to Be Asked Wednesday Night

Robert Reich | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

You championed a small version of the Affordable Care Act in Massachusetts. Does that mean you believe it's more efficient for each state to have its own system for insuring the uninsured?

AT&T Presents: Your Congressional Representative™ Brought to You by Goldman Sachs

Ralph Nader | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Ralph Nader

It's no secret that in the wake of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, super PACs have flooded campaigns with more money then ever before. So what better way to inform voters of who they are really voting for then to adorn our elected officials with the very corporate logos that brought them to power?

Be Careful for What You Wish For

Carole Lutness | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Carole Lutness

I don't just want a two-party system; I want a system with Republicans, the Tea Party, Democrats, Greens, Libertarians, Labor, Socialists and any other party we can think of. It is the only way to provide "liberty and justice for all."

Michael McAuliff

Profits Of Politics: Shadow Super PAC Consultant Kabuki

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the burgeoning, opaque world of political consulting, even clients sometimes have no clue about the identities of the firms handling ...

Buddy Roemer for President: Pro-Life, Anti-Big Money, Pro-Awesome

Death Race | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Buddy Roemer and Gary Johnson are considered boutique candidates, dismissed by the Republican party. And yet when you consider the level of crazytalk that has pervaded the Republican nominating contest, it becomes apparent the only thing keeping them from recognition is money.

The Revolution Begins in 2012

Cenk Uygur | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

It's time for a revolution. Not a physical one, but a political one. A revolution that turns over the establishment's apple cart, challenges this corrupt system and brings back our democracy. Get ready for 2012.

Public Attitudes on the Unfolding Crisis at Penn State

Scott Widmeyer | Posted 01.22.2012 | College
Scott Widmeyer

Two-thirds of the American public thought the manner in which Penn State handled the recent child sexual abuse controversy was similar to how the Catholic Church handled its child sexual abuse controversies.

Roosevelt Explains It All to You, and to Obama

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock

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Taxation WITH Representation Isn't Too Great These Days

Tom Gerdy | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

Twenty-five years before the Revolutionary War began, Reverend Jonathan Mayhew was credited for having coined the rallying cry, "No taxation without r...

America's Two Economies, and Why One Is Recovering and the Other Isn't

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Next time you hear an economist or denizen of Wall Street talk about how the "American economy" is doing these days, watch your wallet. There are two American economies. One is on the mend. The other is still coming apart.

Third World America: Is Living a Normal Life a Political Statement?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Don McNay

America is going through economic chaos. But a lot of other things are going on, too. There aren't enough of us living normal, stable lives.

Caligula's Horse

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

We are at a turning point in our own history. What will we be? A government of the people, by the people, and for the people? Or a dictatorship, ruled by the Empire of Money?

Bailouts Don't Work: The Lotto Winners Study

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

You can see why bailouts fail. Wall Street and lottery winners have a common bond. They have access to easy money without restraints.

Make Me Do It

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

Your leader may not be who you hoped that he was, but even if he were, do you expect anyone to transform the system by himself? Leaders respond to pressure, to an aroused public.

On Winning the Lottery, "Sin City" & "Big Money"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Don McNay has been on a book tour, promoting his book, Son of a Son of a Gambler: Winners, Losers, and What to Do When You Win the Lottery. In a ...

Betting on a 2010 Kentucky Derby Winner

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Don McNay

Each year, I write a column on Derby Day, and if you have followed my advice, you have lost a lot of money. The large fields at the Kentucky Derby throw logic out the window. Still, the betting system I tour is a good one.

Losing at the Credit Score Game

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

It is not easy to get people to take a hard look at themselves. Addiction to credit is like addiction to anything else: people usually won't get help until they bottom out.

The "Don't Ever Give Up" Business Plan

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Seth Godin, who has helped thousands of entrepreneurs be productive, says that business people never realize that with a little bit of push, they can move past a seeming dead end and reach business success. I hope that is true in my case.

Kentucky's Ultimate Watchdog Journalist

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

In April, Al Cross is being inducted in the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. No one worked harder or longer to gather all the nuances of a story than Al Cross.

"Can't-Lose" Business Investments

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

"Funny how falling feels like flying, for a little while." - Academy Award Winner Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart I've been making the final edits on ...

Things About Money You Don't Learn in College

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Don McNay

College seniors are entering a world of money -- and without very much preparation for what is about to hit them.