In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we're right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in -- the silly subject we're all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump.
As the campaign continues, voters deserve to know whether each candidate supports reinstating a Glass-Steagall-like law or other concrete proposals that will protect America's hardworking families and take them off the hook for future bailouts.
Clinton didn't show at this year's Netroots. Frankly, her campaign might not have survived the spectacle of her inevitable lukewarm reception. But her decision not to attend speaks volumes about what she knows about how progressives feel about her. She knows, and she is running scared.
This is one of those moments when there is broad popular frustration, a moment when liberal goals require measures that seem radical by today's standards. If progressives don't articulate those frustrations and propose real solutions, rightwing populists will propose crackpot ones. Token gestures won't fool anybody.
As if a reminder were needed, a variety of asset classes are once again frothy and it feels a lot like 2008.
Mika Brzezinski is the co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe and the author of three best-selling books. Her memoir All Things At Once became a New York Tim...
Many people who are watching the events unfold about Obama and trade are asking, "who is this guy?" What happened to the senator from Illinois who consistently argued that free trade was often unfair trade for average Americans everywhere.
This so-called "trade" package is made up of 29 parts, with only five actually dealing with trade. Written in secrecy by 600 representatives of corporations and their allies, and shepherded by Michael Froman, our Trade Representative who came to this job straight from Wall Street -- has anyone ever heard of a conflict of interest in this administration?
Dolezal's white-to-black "passing" is the complication of both white guilt and white rage in an era of Affirmative Action.
If TPP passes the Senate, other attempts to regulate commerce for the common good will be potentially gutted as well, from attempts at financial regulation to limits on the prices charged for drugs, to environmental rules and seemingly innocuous actions like requiring accurate labeling.
Elizabeth Warren has been a vocal proponent for college affordability and student loan reform since her election to the U.S. Senate. As Senator, she has used her fierce persistence and knowledge of the finance industry to advocate on behalf of student borrowers.
We, just like Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelly's great novel, had all good intentions. Increasing college access and affordability for students less able to pay, by making federal grants and low-interest loans available, seemed like the right thing to do.
Her name is in the news every week for opinions or actions she's taken in the Senate, but what has led Warren to the prominent positions she now enjoys on the national stage?
As a correspondent for two business news networks (CNN and Bloomberg), I had to listen to almost every public utterance of Chairman Greenspan and his successor, Ben Bernanke.
Will voters choose a president based on gender? Or on the issues?
Bernie Sanders wants to make public colleges tuition free. Plenty of people think that's wacko left. They ask where he plans to get the money to pay for it. But then along comes Senator Warren with a more expensive bill that would make public college debt-free for everyone. Both bills would mark a sharp turn away from debt as the main way to pay for college.