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The Lessons of Repealing Glass Steagall

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 11.11.2016 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Protecting the American people from another devastating financial crash and the economic wreckage it causes begins with reflecting honestly about the past and trying to learn the right lessons.

Going "Public"

ilona saari | Posted 09.23.2016 | Religion
ilona saari

When I was five my best friend received her First Holy Communion. Afterward she asked me what religion I was. She went to Catholic school and was a Catholic.

The Fed Just Handed Citi A HUGE Problem

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

This year has just been one headache after another for Citigroup, and the Federal Reserve has made it more likely that Citi kicks off 2013 with a migr...

Yesterday I Was Just a Sperm Cell. Now I'm a Person!

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.11.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Since the pro-lifers came up with this awesome personhood idea, I've been dating an ovum named Emily. She's a babe. Obviously, we can't have sex because that would form an embryo, which is a no-no, but we can do... um... everything else.

An Existential Occupy Moment

Arthur Bruzzone | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Arthur Bruzzone

The demonstrators outside got it right -- more than they could imagine. It wasn't just the foreclosures, bailouts and high executive salaries. It was my existential experience of the Occupy movement. They had reached me -- an independent conservative.

Gary Foster, Blind Former Citicorp VP, Embezzles Millions For Zebra Carpet

Posted 11.08.2011 | Black Voices

In former Citicorp vice president Gary Foster's world, being "legally blind" does not mean he doesn't appreciate the finer things in life like, say, e...

Citigroup: Too Big to Manage

Charles Gasparino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles Gasparino

Citi reminds me of the old Soviet Union, a massive bureaucracy run by people who thought they were smarter than the free markets.

Republican Defenders of Wall Street Beware: The Tea Party Is Coming

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Creamer

Wall Street is a powerful political "wedge" issue. Lining up with the Wall Street Banks this spring is going to be really bad politics for Republicans this fall.

FDL Launches "Students, Not Banks" Campaign

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jane Hamsher

Student lending reform could have passed the Senate long ago, but because it had to wait on health care, the lobbyists have had plenty of time to chip away at the Senate. But colleges across the country can't wait another year for relief.

Don't Blame China

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

In the great American tradition of finding foreign scapegoats for our problems, the hunt is on to somehow hold China responsible for the misery that Wall Street financiers inflicted upon the world.

Time to Get Real About the ACORN "Controversy"--and Republican Double Standards

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Right wing has always hated ACORN. Partially that's because the organization has been so effective at allowing poor people to vote. The Right hates it when poor people vote.

A Jealous Wife's Revenge Makes for Bad Law

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

What should be clear to everyone in the UAE is that sex outside marriage is against the law. This is not France. What isn't clear is whether the implementation of this law is even-handed.

AIG Bonus Scandal Spotlights the Bankruptcy of Wall Street's "Greed is Good" Values

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Creamer

Greed was never good. Normal people know that, but it has been completely lost on the Wall Street crowd and the American economic elite.

We Need a Rehab Program for Spenders

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The nation's economic system has also gotten addicted to shopping.To turn the economy around, Americans need to find a spender's version of rehab.

Will Obama Have To Bail Out Britain?

Ron Galloway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Galloway

Barak Obama had a fine day on his Inauguration Day. The British economy? Not so much.

Citi Merger "A Mistake," Says Dealmaker

Financial Times | Francesco Guerrera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The landmark merger that created Citigroup was a "mistake" that failed to benefit the financial services conglomerate's investors, customers and emplo...

Big Citigroup Bail-Out Fund Already In Trouble

24/7 Wall Street | Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Several banks with troubled fixed income and mortgage securities are making the rounds to raise $80 billion to $100 billion to build a fund to buy som...