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Regulating the Deadwood on Wall Street

Marco Trbovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marco Trbovich

Greenspan's testimony is more likely to prove a momentary mea culpa than a harbinger of any real reform.

When It Comes to Slicing the American Pie, McCain Serves Only the Rich

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

McCain and Palin are running around the country pretending the GOP ticket represents the best interests of the working class and small business owners. It's all false rhetoric and no real action.

The Battle for Obama's Economic Soul

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The battle for Barack Obama's economic soul is on in earnest, and it has nothing to do with the "European socialism" that John McCain attempted to use as an epithet against him.

McCain-Palin's Phony Love Affair With Main Street

Jack Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jack Rothman

The Republicans have always opposed regulation of business that protects the "little people" against greed-ridden and corrupt practices of insatiable corporate elites.

Passengers Suffer as Airlines Circle the Drain

David Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Goldstein

At 9:30 AM, about an hour into our flight to Philadelphia, our plane abruptly veered back toward Seattle. There was no terrorist threat, no elderly p...

Paint McCain a Red-Baiter

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

The "small government" Bush and Republican Congress increased spending, thus replacing the budget surplus bequeathed them with deficits.

The Constitution as a Regulatory System: Inaugurating a New President

Sanford Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanford Levinson

It would be wonderful if our current willingness to raise basic questions about our broken regulatory system extended to questioning the very heart of that system, the Constitution.

Wall Street Bailout Won't Do Much to Help Ailing Economy

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Weisbrot

The worst part about the bailout is that some politicians will say we can't afford the necessary stimulus because we just added $700 billion to the national debt.

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.