Hunger and obesity: two of the greatest threats to the health of America's children and the future of our nation. And Congress is running out of time to do something about it.
We want Fed money to be fueling business and consumer lending -- we don't want it to be encouraging gambling in the securities and derivatives casinos.
As the details emerge on the financial reform bill, it becomes apparent that it will do little to avert another financial crisis in the coming years.
There actually is some positive, progressive law being voted upon, but members cannot resist watering down the outcome. Even in the summer heat, the loophole remains more tempting than the swimming hole.
We're going to begin today with the news that a popular New Jersey beach is considering allowing women to sunbathe topless. And then move right on to...
This bill is unquestionably deserving of support. It will make the global economy a fairer marketplace. But it will not end the too-big-to-fail incentives that encourage Wall Street to take wild risks.
While we are changing the way Wall Street does business, the real story is how reform will benefit Main Street by helping families save for college, protect retirees, ensure that small businesses can get loans and most importantly create new jobs.
Obesity is inextricably linked to our health --emotional, physical and financial. If we are going to fix our nation's economy, we literally cannot afford to ignore it.
If the Lincoln derivatives amendment passes at least we and the economy have a fighting chance. Without it, the financial reform bill is a joke meant to placate us until the next collapse.
Huffington Post's Senior Congressional Reporter Ryan Grim appeared on "The Dylan Ratigan Show" Wednesday to explain where things stand on the financia...
Senate progressives have just introduced an estate tax reform with some spine. The Responsible Estate Tax Act.
As bankers fight to defeat tough new rules on derivatives, all their sloganeers can come up with is that serious rules will send this business overseas. It'd be funny if Congress weren't taking it seriously.
As the fight for financial reform on Capitol Hill enters its final stages, it is worth reviewing what is being done to protect states and localities from the Wall Street con.
Politicians should know that we will call them out on their shenanigans, whether they are happening in the back rooms of Congress or in their front offices.
Elsewhere in the world, any time the working class is threatened, thousands take to the streets in loud protest, toppling governments. We have no such historical tradition.
A huge alteration in voting patterns during the 1960s created the context of modern American politics, making the once endangered Republican party the default preference in US presidential elections.