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U.S. To Unveil Regulatory Reform Plan June 17: Reuters

Reuters | Karey Wutkowski and Rachelle Younglai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration plans to unveil on June 17 its sweeping plan to overhaul financial regulation, according to a source familiar with thinking a...

Obama Fuel Standards To Be Announced

AP | KEN THOMAS and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to propose the first-ever national emission limits for cars and trucks as well as average mileage requ...

Education Reform's Big Stake

Marc Lampkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Lampkin

As we approach the 55th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the reality is there are still great inequities in the quality of education delivered to students.

Embrace the Possible: A New Direction in New York

Richard Aborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Aborn

Treatment of drug users is the most effective use of tax dollars to reduce illicit drug use and related crime, while mandatory sentencing is the least effective.

Hilarious Video: Health Insurance Companies Ruining Your Love Life?

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

Insurance companies want to do everything they can to stop us from having a public choice because they like having a monopoly and driving up costs (and their profits). And they'll win, unless you help us stop them.

Change FICO Credit Scoring to Stimulate Economy and Address Housing and Banking Crisis

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ronald B. Robinson

Republicans are proposing a 4% home mortgage Ponzi scheme that's the modern day version of "40 acres and a mule." It's every bit the false promise that dashed the hopes of ex-slaves after the Civil War.

Extra! Extra! Schools Not Cause of Current Economic Crisis!

Gerald Bracey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gerald Bracey

Since the launch of Sputnik in 1957, schools have been the scapegoat of choice for any social crisis, real or imagined.

President Obama: Sign New Emancipation Proclamation to Free Us From Debt Slavery and Free-up the Economy

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald B. Robinson

Mr. President, help us create "a more perfect Union" from the "bottom-up." You can be the Lincoln of our times and free us from the greed and "top-down" bondage that has brought us here.

Get Ready to Rumble: The Fight for the Next Economy Begins

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

Forget about a new era of bipartisan consensus and get ready to rumble. We're headed into pitched battles that will succeed only with massive popular mobilization.

Obama Planning "Substantial Overhaul" For Financial Markets

CNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama told CNBC he plans "a substantial overhaul" of financial markets in the coming months, including a major restructuring of...

What Real Financial Reform Should Look Like

Sean-Paul Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sean-Paul Kelley

The market will discover it's bottom, no matter what the Fed or Treasury does. But this could have been prevented. And don't let a single damned politician say it couldn't have.

Regardless of Who Wins the Election, Start Teaching Your Kids Mandarin

Christopher Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Ingram

Voters don't want change. When the American voting public goes to the polls and re-elects the same bunch of losers to Congress year after year, they should expect to get more of the same.

Advice for Obama: Listen to Mark Twain

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

The problem with the word "change" is that it's soft and vague -- and that's how too many blue collar and undecided voters perceive Obama.

Prebuttal: McCain's Reform Credentials Have Turned to Sand

David Donnelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Donnelly

The John McCain who fought for campaign finance reform in the past is not the same John McCain speaking tonight. Here's what he'll claim, and what the truth really is.