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Barbarians, Masters & Thieves

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joanne Bamberger

"Mommy & Daddy have saved and worked hard for a long time so we will have food and a house and money for college. Don't worry, sweetie," I said. In retrospect, I was a fool.

After the Wrecking

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Frank

Conservatives have wrecked government so massively that it fails in New Orleans, fails in Iraq, and fails in its most basic regulatory missions. And this is the reason we need to elect more conservatives to high office?

Forgetting the Past

Wayne Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Wayne Rogers

No one seems to have commented that just a few years ago we had legislation called the Glass/Steagall Act which separated the commercial banks from the investment banks.

Take a Dose of Battle in Seattle to Relieve Washington Fatigue

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Under the right set of circumstances -- like impending balloting on their re-election -- Congressmen do respond to public outcry.

Friday Talking Points [50] -- Can I Call You Joe?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I refuse to get too wrapped up in the question of who "won" the debate. In general, unless one candidate obviously self-destructs, this question is answered subjectively and personally. That's not to say I didn't think Biden did better. I did.

Boston Tea Party, 2008

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

How dare you throw that tea into Boston Harbor! Such is the anti-democratic arrogance of telling us if we don't instantly give Wall Street $700 billion, then we are destroying America.

Principles in an Unprincipled Crisis

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Wallis

Restoring both the idea of the common good (which has been lost) and the practice of moral behavior in regard to money (which has been forgotten) are now critical to our future.

How We Got into this Mess: A Brief History of Republican Economics

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy L. Cohen

John McCain, the reborn populist, wants to divert your attention from the architects of our economic crisis: the Republican Party and its free market ...

Goldman's Revolving Door: Who is Protecting Whom?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robyn O'Brien

Goldman went on a shopping spree buying up mortgages -- yours, mine and your neighbors, and bought 8,274 of them.

Now That's Change We Can Believe In!

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Bush and McCain have undergone a total transformation. They have changed from being the most influential advocates for deregulating the economy into calling for a new regulatory regime.

John McCain: Suffering from Irregularity

Justin Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Justin Frank

John McCain lurches from plan to plan, from statement to statement, from action to action. His behavior reminds me of my most manic patients when I w...

Fire, ready...AIM! Does McCain Have the Temperament to Lead?

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ryan Mack

I don't know about you, but being smart has always been a characteristic that I look for in a potential President. I hope America agrees.

Children's Defense Fund Founder: McCain Will Leave Millions Of Children Uninsured

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"Sen. McCain has no specific plan for children. We keep a Congressional scorecard... Senator McCain received the lowest score of anyone in the Senate in 2007."

McCain's Health Care Plan Would Limit State Regulatory Authority, Leaving People Vulnerable

John Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Schwarz

McCain's proposals would allow health insurers to offer the same health plans throughout the nation without any or little state oversight.

Hammering Home the Keating Five Message

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

To try to deny that McCain's formative economic experience was intimidating banking regulators -- and that he was rebuked for doing that -- is trying to perpetrate a fraud on the American people.

Fifty Chimpanzees or One Toothless Gorilla

Deborah Senn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deborah Senn

AIG's financial meltdown this past week was not the result of failed insurance regulation. (Go ahead. Read that one more time, real slow.)

Fundamentally Wrong

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

American families have already seen what unregulated corporate gurus can do, yet McCain wants the insurance industry to enjoy the same kind of unregulated excess that he gave the investment bankers.

It's Time for the "Deregulators" Like McCain to Step Aside and Shut Up

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

How can a guy like John Boehner, who got us into this mess in the first place, have the unmitigated nerve to try and dictate the terms of how to fix things?

Now is the Time to Resist Wall Street's Shock Doctrine

Naomi Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Klein

There are no saviors who are going to look out for us in this crisis -- the only hope of preventing another dose of shock politics is loud, organized grassroots pressure on all political parties.

Jed Lewison

McCain Defends Deregulating Wall Street | Jed Lewison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Well, I guess we can toss aside the notion that John McCain is going to reinvent himself as a support of tough new regulations, because on 60 Minutes ...

A Contribution for Obama Before the Debates

Roxana Badin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roxana Badin

I've never submitted so much as a slip of paper through the slot of a suggestion box before, nor have I ever worked for a political campaign. But, th...

Jed Lewison

John McCain: The Fundamental Deregulator (VIDEO) | Jed Lewison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McCain has talked a decent game when it comes to enacting new regulations to protect American families from another financial crisis. But as this new video demonstrates, his talk is just hot air.

Why Canadian Babies are Safer from Toxins: The Case for Banning BPA

Susan Kane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Kane

We get that more research needs to be done to truly understand the effects of this chemical on our bodies, but that doesn't mean the public should remain the guinea pigs.

McCaskill: Republicans Like "Transformer Toys" on Financial Crisis

Bob Geiger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Geiger

McCaskill jumped on how GOP opportunists like McCain suddenly think government has a role in protecting American taxpayers and now advocate a law-and-order approach with their Wall-Street benefactors.

Friday Talking Points [48] -- Throwing Out The Rulebook

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in Volume 36 of this Friday Talking Points column, I pointed out what seemed to me to be an obvious observation -- that the media was going a lot...