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An Iowa Voter Forced Ted Cruz To Confront The Human Toll Of Repealing Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics

Republicans have spent nearly six years promising to repeal Obamacare and, for most of that time, they have refused to acknowledge what that would me...

'The Big Short': A Big Wake-Up Call

Dan Solin | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Dan Solin

In my view, the goal of Wall Street -- under the guise of "managing" your money -- is to maximize the transfer of your assets to itself and to avoid regulation that would hinder its attempt to do so. It succeeds in these efforts through massive contributions to congressional campaigns.

AT&T Slams AT&T. AT&T & Verizon File to Block Kushnick from the FCC's "Special Access" Data... Again.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

On October 15th, 2002 -- over 13 years ago -- AT&T filed a Petition with the FCC to investigate the "special access" services that are controlled by the "Bell" companies, now AT&T, Verizon and Centurylink.

Wall Street Got Burned In Washington This Year, For Once

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.01.2016 | Politics

So, that happened. It was a tough year to be a bank lobbyist in the nation's capital. Wall Street's biggest banks worked both houses of Congress, the ...

Obama's 2 Mistakes That Lost the Country

David Morris | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
David Morris

Early this year President Obama spoke before the Cleveland Club. After the speech 7th grader Alura Winfrey inquired, "If you could go back to the first day of your first term what advice would you give yourself?" Obama reflected for a moment and then blithely explained he would have worked harder to sell his economic policies.

Lawmakers Sneak Help For White-Collar Criminals Into Justice Reform Bill

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday injected a controversial effort to curb prosecutions of white-collar crime into a bipartisan...

Elizabeth Warren Warns Democrats Against Wall Street Defections

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday warned House Democrats to oppose a series of GOP-backed bills designed to roll back the 2010 ...

A Culture of Cheating at the University?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.02.2015 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I will never justify any student engaging in cheating, I also must ask what we as educators and educational policy maker are doing that lowers students' zest for learning.

What Do Candidates Propose To Boost Stagnant Economy?

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

The Republican solutions are an agenda for their billionaire donors at the expense of the rest of us. But what else would you expect?

Who Is Ayn Rand Paul Ryan?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The so-called "Libertarian" battle cry of "liberty" and "freedom" through "personal responsibility" sounds wonderful on the surface, but we have to ask ourselves as individuals and as a nation, what do they really mean by and what are the costs of this alleged "liberty" and "freedom"?

Obama Officials Resurrect George W. Bush Deregulation Plan

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission has quietly resurrected a deregulation project from the George W. Bush administration, one with ...

Drawbacks of Deregulation and DIY

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Robert Whitcomb

Some say that expanding trade with Iran will somehow make it kindlier. They said that about Germany before World War I and China now. Nations have other reasons besides economics to be nasty -- for instance, paranoia, power for the sake of power and religion.

China, the Stock Market Crash, Scott Walker, and the Wonders of Economic Freedom (A Satire)

Tim Koechlin | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

Chinese-style "manipulation" is clearly a disaster. While it has generated 35 years of stunning economic growth, it has also forced rich people around the world to endure a week-long, anxiety-provoking drop in stock prices!

Super Uber or Uber Stupor?

Frank Islam | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Frank Islam

Uber is transforming the nation's car service transportation for hire landscape. This transformation presents the opportunity to revisit and reform the social and regulatory policies that govern this industry.

Looking For The Safest, Healthiest Pet Food? Good Luck With That.

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

Eight years ago, thousands of dogs and cats died after being poisoned by tainted food. The world's biggest pet food companies pulled more than 100 di...

Did Verizon NY, (With Help from NY State), Overcharge Phone Customers Over $752.00 for FiOS Services Most Will Never Get?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

In 2009, I came across a rate increase on Verizon New York's regular, residential local phone service which was granted by the NYPSC. It was based on Verizon's claims that they had undertaken a "massive deployment of fiber optics" and had major financial 'losses.'

Zach Carter

Republican Nirvana: Congress Votes On Bill To Aid Wall Street Banks ... And The Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will vote Wednesday on a bill to help Wall Street banks and the Koch Brothers avoid regulatory scrutiny for risky trad...

The Hypocrisy of 'Pro-Life' and the GOP

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

In actuality, the GOP conducts itself as a party that stands for life until birth; then one is left to fend for oneself.

Verizon NJ and State Cut Stealth Agreement to Raise Phone Rates

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

erizon and the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) cut a stealth agreement to raise rates on top of previous rate increases of 440 percent. Moreover, the State undercounted the additional charges and fees over the last two decades.

Verizon-AOL Merger? Hell No!

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While there are those who care about editorial issues and what will happen to Huff Po, Techcrunch and Engadget if Verizon takes over, as a telecom analyst, I have different concerns.

Zach Carter

House Republicans Hand Warren Buffett Big Win On Expensive Loans To The Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans approved a set of lucrative perks for Warren Buffett on Tuesday, passing legislation to help his mobile home empire se...

Jason Linkins

So That Happened: Rand Paul School Of Journalism Open For Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics

This week, we discuss the fallout from the Columbia Journalism Review report on Rolling Stone's discredited campus rape story, Sen. Rand Paul’s camp...

Zach Carter

Ted Cruz Plan Could Weaken The Enforcement Of Iran Sanctions

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just days after announcing his presidential bid, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is pushing legislation that would wildly escalate the Republica...

Zach Carter

House Republicans Just Let The Cat Out Of The Bag

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since taking control of the House in 2010, Republicans have crafted dozens of bills ostensibly devoted to "streamlining and simplifying"...

Zach Carter

House GOP Rams Through 2 New Deregulation Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans pushed through two bills this week designed to undermine key environmental and financial regulations by jamming federa...