The FHFA's decision preserves unfair practices in the mortgage servicing and insurance industries. It means the new approach and lower rates will not be implemented and therefore the status quo will continue.
For the social compact of the United States, most of the Congressional Progressive Caucus has gone missing.
In November, the power of the fast-growing Latino electorate seemed to be conversation topic one for those interested in politics. This week, Latino Decisions, a polling firm that specializes in tracking and gauging the opinions of Hispanics, brings us an interesting reminder that the real power of the Latino vote has not yet been tapped.
When Mitt is releasing tax returns to change the subject, you just know he's in a bad place politically. It may still be way too early to confidently predict the outcome of the election, but it isn't too early to call Romney's campaign (so far) an unmitigated disaster.
We've come a long way in the battle against HIV/AIDS. However, we must remain vigilant: We cannot ignore the startling statistics of new HIV infections of gay and bisexual men, especially among black and Hispanic men.
When even Maxine Waters and Nader are shrieking about Obama, it's high time the Obama supporters get over their excessive denial and man-up. America needs to pull together to reverse this gigantic mistake and right this foolhardy experiment.
Are there some good things in the American Jobs Act? To be sure. But, in the words of Martin Luther King Jr., the bill "is like a check that comes back marked insufficient funds."
I doubt that any members of the Congressional Black Caucus got any sleep last night. I'm sure they were tossing and turning, sick with worry and regret, trembling in fear over Allen West's threat to leave the caucus.
Maxine Waters may say 'to hell with the Tea Party,' but Americans should be saying, "Thank you, God, for allowing the Tea Party to rise up; thank you, God, for giving us that much of a chance to save this nation."
The argument that publicly criticizing our first black president is an act of racial disloyalty is immature. We must be grown up enough to know that politics at its best is about engaged citizenship, not tribal worship.
Politicians are like an "IT" bag, and each season, there is a new "must-have." This Presidential season is going to be the Chanel of wind bags. You fi...
The non-case against Waters has meandered off and on for far too long for anyone to take the probe or, for that matter, the ethics committee that's supposedly probing her seriously.
June 17 will mark forty years since President Richard Nixon officially declared a "war on drugs." A trillion dollars and millions of ruined lives later, the war on drugs has proven to be a catastrophic failure.
Terminating HAMP without a credible and stronger alternative would be contrary to our goal of helping homeowners stay in their homes, despite some of its flaws.
Popular protest can bring down the government in an Arab country. Who knew? It's a whole new ballgame. You think today's events in Tunisia are going to affect conversations in Algeria and Egypt? Maybe even in Haiti?
To fail to act in the interests of the majority of Haitians, with the argument that a new election would be too costly, would be "penny-wise, pound foolish." It's worth $30 million to protect $11 billion.