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Finance Reform

People's Climate Change March: Several Different Drummers

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Corinna Clendenen

Climate change is not happening in a vacuum, and speakers referred repeatedly to "corporate greed" as complicit in its profiting from mining and burning fossil fuels. Issues and answers filled the streets.

Why Do Americans Hate Politics? Follow the Money

Roy D. Cho | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Roy D. Cho

If you really want to know why ordinary Americans are being turned off by politics in record numbers, run for Congress. More than likely, you'll find out, as I have, that what's wrong with Washington has a common root: money.

What President Obama Must Do In His Second Term To Protect Main Street From Wall Street

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

The goal of a safer, sounder financial system, one that is less prone to crisis and failure and eliminates or dramatically reduces the need for taxpayer bailouts, is achievable. This is what the American people voted for last November. This is the president's clear mandate.

USA: Fiscal Reform or Failure?

Rob Taub | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Rob Taub

Call me naive, but I don't know anyone who would willingly let an incompetent manage their money, yet as taxpayers all of us allow the government to do so every day.

A Winning Game Plan

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Mr. Schultz and his cohorts are to be commended for stepping forward as concerned citizen-leaders at this time of great urgency.

Sam Stein

GOP's Public-Financing Defunder Won't Pass, But Reform Advocates Have Little Hope For Improvement | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This past week's passage of a measure to end the public funding of presidential elections was little more than a symbolic gesture by Hou...

Sam Stein

How The GOP Went From 48 To Zero In Support Of Donor Disclosure | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the political world descending into a prolonged, fiery argument over the capriciousness of the current campaign finance system, it's worth reflec...

StudentsVote! 2010

Lindsay McCluskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lindsay McCluskey

Each election, the United States Student Association (USSA) works to mobilize students nationwide through our electoral action project, commonly known as StudentsVOTE!

Brownback/Campbell Keeps Auto Lending Competitive

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

So why is the Obama administration trying to include auto dealers in their finance reform? Is it to make the a handful of banks even more powerful?

Financial Reform Conversion Diversion

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

There could be several reasons the Republicans are cooling their jets and peeking out from their bunkers where they had dug in for another fight-to-th...

Disappointing Finance Bill Still Has Issues Worth Fighting For

Kevin Zeese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Zeese

There is no question that the concentrated corporate power of Wall Street is working to weaken the already disappointing financial reform bill. There is only one antidote to their power and that is our power.

Don't Stop Fighting for Finance Reform

Francine Hardaway | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francine Hardaway

Many thousands of five-year adjustable mortgages will reset this year, and 25 percent of homeowners are still underwater in their mortgages even as these resets continue to occur.

The Ruse of Too Big to Fail

Sam Zamarripa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sam Zamarripa

Yes, systemic risks exist and interconnectivity extends risk into the fabric of our lives and businesses, but how did that risk get transferred to the federal government, then to you and me?

Brownback Amendment, Auto Dealers and What it Means to You

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

Call your Senator today and tell them to vote for the Brownback Amendment Bill so that consumers have choices of where to get their financing when buy...

Senate Caving in to Wall Street Lobbyists

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez


Democrats: The Massachusetts Lesson: Do the Right Thing

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Democrats are in trouble, but moving to a mythical "center," focusing on deficit reduction and abandoning health care, won't help.