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Obama Is Right to Fight for Real Financial Reform: Let's Organize to Hold Big Banks Accountable

Heather Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Booth

Last night in his State of the Union address, President Obama reinforced his ambitious agenda to fix the economy and enact financial reform, including...

Main Street Stores Serve Up Discounts and Drinks Today -- The First Last Friday

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Terry Gardner

Main Street shops in Santa Monica will stay open late Friday to inaugurate a monthly event: Last Fridays. Discounts will be served up with snacks and cocktails at select stores

Wall Street Bonuses and Tax Equity: A Modest Proposal for the State of the Union

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael J. O'Neil

Multimillion dollar compensation is much more akin to dividends than to normal salaries--so such compensation should be taxed the same way dividends are taxed.

'Rediscovering Values': A Book I Didn't Expect to Write

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jim Wallis

How will this economic crisis change us? Could there be good news in, through, and even because of this Great Recession? What is our role in creating a moral recovery?

Before And After Obama's Speech, With Populist Caucus Chair Bruce Braley

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news from the White House for the past week, post-Massachusetts and pre-State-Of-The-Union, has had a decidedly Populist bent to it. So, when thi...

State of the Union Scorecard

Mark Penn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Penn

It's the Super Bowl of politics - the SOTU is watched in some years by up to 60 million people, and it's usually the President's best opportunity to address the country, tell them his plan, and bolster his approval.

Jason Linkins

Obama Lunches With Jamie, Rex And Ed: Just Everyday Americans, Right?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As you may have heard, the White House is responding to the loss of a single Senate seat with an elaborate display of panicked populism that basically...

How to Live on $0 a Day: Finding Job Opportunities in a Trickle-Down Economy

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Are you one of the many Americans despairing that the trillions in taxpayer dollars spent stabilizing the economy still hasn't translated into job creation? Be patient, grasshopper, work will come.

Video for Bernanke and the Wall Street Versus Main Street Litmus Test

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The Bernanke vote is different. It is not about Republican and Democrat. It is a vote on whether a senator is listening to Wall Street or Main Street.

Taking Tea Partiers Seriously

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There has been an interesting alignment which has slowly happened over the past year, between two groups not normally in agreement -- inside-the-Beltw...

If JFK went to Haiti

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Goulston, M.D.

On January 22 Los Angles Times writer Joe Mozingo wrote: "In Haiti, some see the spirit world behind the quake". That caused me to think of another s...

AIG and Bernanke

Cate Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cate Long

Ben Bernanke was thick in the middle of the AIG bailouts with Henry Paulson, Tim Geithner and Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs. Watch the five-minut...

The Message of Massachusetts: Jobs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Bill Clinton saw it clearly when he was running for President against Bush I. It became his mantra: "It's the economy, stupid." Clinton wanted to ref...

Friday Talking Points [108] -- Obama's Pivotal Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since Democrats are taking some time to figure out what to do next, we shall do the same here, and skip over the entire health care reform subject, after highlighting two hilarious commentaries on the situation.

The "Let Obama Be Obama" Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's about time to start fighting for the little guy and against the fat cats. It's about time to start fighting, when it comes right down to it.

Changing the Script with Jon Stewart

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Bank bonuses are merely a symptom of a deeper erosion of societal values and the new maxims that have overtaken us: Greed is Good and It's All About Me. Those values wreak havoc on economies, cultures, families, and our very souls.

Arianna On 'The Ed Show': Obama Must Offer More Than Words (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

President Obama must move beyond rhetoric and acknowledge yesterday's Democratic loss in Massachusetts by making substantive policy and personnel chan...

Obama To Propose New Limits On Banks, Revive 'Spirit Of Glass Steagall'

Wall Street Journal | DAMIAN PALETTA and JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Thursday is expected to propose new limits on the size and risk taken by the country's biggest banks, marking ...

Our Banks Becoming Casinos and Washington Yawns

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Why is a bank such as JP Morgan, supported by myriad government programs, permitted to gamble with money in the commodities arena?

Jim Wallis Talks Wall Street Ethics, Move Your Money On 'The Tavis Smiley Show'

The Tavis Smiley Show | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Tavis: Always pleased to welcome Jim Wallis to this program. The president and editor-in-chief of "Sojourners" is also a best-selling author whose lat...

Mass Hysteria: Another Victory for the Billionaire Bailout Society

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

The Obama administration bears much of the responsibility for the debacle in Massachusetts. Much of the failure also rests with the progressive community which is clueless about how to respond to our new billionaire bailout society.

Arianna: Move Your Money And Make Too-Big-To-Fail Banks Smaller (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann Thursday to explain Move Your Money, a project that encourages Americans to fight back against Wall...

Is There a Change In the Weather at Goldman Sachs?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

A news item appeared this week that at least seems to offer reasonable hope that Goldman is beginning to use its good fortune to help remedy the foundering fortunes of Main Street America.

Escape from Pottersville: The North Dakota Model for Capitalizing Community Banks

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

Where can our floundering community banks get the capital to make room on their books for substantial new loans? An innovative answer is provided by the state of North Dakota.

2009: The Year Wall Street Bounced Back and Main Street Got Shafted

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

If 2009 has proved anything, it's that the bailout of Wall Street didn't trickle down to Main Street. Mortgage delinquencies continue to rise. And people everywhere, it seems, are worried about losing their jobs.