For over half a century, the Depression-era law known as Glass-Steagall kept traditional banks separate from the high-risk world of investment banks and hedge funds.
The U.S. is paying a terrible toll for our hubris in thinking we could reshape the globe (thanks neocons) and the rhetoric condemning Obama for not caring simply ignores reality.
The repetition of Washington's call to arms manifests as a form of black comedy: it is funny until you realize its horror.
Dear Ms. Palin: I feel sorry for you. I truly do. It must be terribly frustrating to be so irrelevant. To have your rabble-rousing, race-baiting drivel limited to Fox's Sean Hannity Show in your desperate, pathetic, never-ending quest for attention.
Recently, Phil DeLuca, a retired Long Island Railroad worker, was profiled on a national news television program. Suffering from a potentially fatal red blood cell deficiency, he receives a weekly shot of Procrit. Simple enough, but that shot costs a staggering $1,500, of which his co-pay is $196.
Republicans hope to gain control of the Senate in the upcoming midterm elections by capitalizing on the president's unpopularity in several key Senate races. But an attempt to impeach the president would only strengthen the party's "obstructionist" image, and not sit well with a majority of the American public.
The best medicine for America's veterans is to remove politics from their care, and redesign the way it's delivered going forward.
Everybody’s in, right? So what’s first class medical care? Maybe Bill Gates’s plan? The President’s? D...
GOP Congressman Steve King's Republican Party has triumphed in killing immigration reform -- and now Republicans will pay the price at the ballot box for a long, long time.
Elizabeth Warren and John McCain aren't often on the same side of a debate in Washington. But the freshman Democratic senator and the veteran Republican lawmaker do agree that banking should be simpler and safer.
For the United States and many other foreign leaders around the world, from Great Britain to Australia, this sentence was a vivid reminder of Egypt's grotesque reality: that of a country dominated by the military, where the right to a fair trial, a free press, and free expression are blatantly crushed.
Many American Iraq war veterans must be disappointed; after all, they didn't risk their lives for all those years so that the country they believed they were helping liberate can fall into the hands of extremists.
By invading Iraq in 2003, George W. Bush made the single worst foreign policy decision in our country's history. Today, when Barack Obama looks in the mirror, he'll see the man who understood just how dumb a decision that was.
Shrum and Matalin agree it's the definition of insanity for the president to reinsert U.S. into centuries-long religious war when likeliest conclusion a tripartitioned Iraq back to pre-1919.
Obama quickly recognized the GOP trap and made it clear that there will be no massive redeployment of American troops, and will rely on diplomacy to press the al-Maliki regime for political reforms. This didn't silence Obama's GOP critics.
If a ticket of two women offers economic revival and transformational change based on financial justice championed by Pope Francis, the most popular figure on the world stage, support from women would be stratospheric and many men would join them.