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Rob Johnson: It's 'Pathetic' What Politicians Have To Do To Stay In Office

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business

Rob Johnson, executive director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, said it's "pathetic" what politicians have to do to stay in the U.S. Congr...

More Chaos At Juvenile Detention Center Where 32 Escaped

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 11.04.2014 | Crime

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Despite its idyllic-sounding name, the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center had seen a decade of violent clashes, breakou...

Another Disturbance Reported At Troubled Juvenile Detention Center

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 11.03.2014 | Crime

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Despite its idyllic-sounding name, the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center had seen a decade of violent clashes, breakou...

More Than 30 Teens Escape From Detention Center

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 11.02.2014 | Crime

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty teens "overwhelmed" their minders at a juvenile detention center by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories a...

WATCH: Catcher Pitches To Pitcher

Posted 08.08.2013 | Sports

Somehow even in 2013, baseball still finds ways to surprise us. On Wednesday night, the Dodgers walloped the Cardinals 13-4. In the ninth inning...

Waiting for Bernie

Len Levitt | Posted 12.15.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

Bernard Bailey Kerik is to testify in the Bronx this week at the perjury trial of his former pals, Frank and Peter DiTommaso.

Jon Ward

Rick Perry's Failed Campaign Dissolves In Snipes At Ex-Bush Aide And Massive Bar Bill | Jon Ward | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most unsuccessful political campaigns involve some measure of finger-pointing after they end. In Rick Perry's case, the back-stabbing be...

Money Is a Concept: Pain, Hip-Hop, and Economic Soul-Sickness

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

These are disastrous times for millions of people, and our zero-sum money system can only enrich the few by bringing pain to the many. Can we build an economic policy out of our shared crisis and find a common purpose in its solution?

Obama's Presidency: A Tale to Date of Missed Domestic Opportunities

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

President Obama was dazzling in his decision-making to send U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six to get Osama bin Laden. It's now time for him to adopt this same laser-like focus on creating jobs.

New Economic Thinking Conference To Shatter Illusion of Control

Steve Clemons | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

As INET Executive Director Rob Johnson said, "last year's conference punctured the mystique of market stability (not to mention real events). This year, the conference will shatter the illusion of control."

Restoring the Balance

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Picking a new head for the National Economic Council is an important moment for the president's rapidly realigning White House staff. It is an opportu...

Restoring the Balance

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Picking a new head for the National Economic Council is an important moment for the president's rapidly realigning staff. The old economic models are broken, and a little entrepreneurial populism is exactly what is needed.

Weekly Audit: Save Affordable Housing, Help Revive America's Middle Class

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Over the past decade, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac transformed themselves into some of the worst-run companies ...

IMF Protesters Try to Disrupt Cambridge University Address by Strauss-Kahn

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

IMF Executive Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn is "cool under fire", as Central European University President John Shattuck said when introducing him, and didn't break his stride during his presentation at Kings College, University of Cambridge.

Move Your Money Campaign Directors Detail The Grassroots Movement (AUDIO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Dennis Santiago, one of the directors of the Move Your Money campaign, sat down for interview with Damien Hoffman to offer some details on how the mov...

MSNBC Panel: Banks Cannot Be Allowed To Write Their Own Reform (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Josh Rosner and Rob Johnson joined Dylan Ratigan on his MSNBC show this afternoon to discuss the dangers facing the economy if significant financial r...

Shahien Nasiripour

Fresh Ideas From Leading Thinkers For True Financial Reform | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What will it take to fix the nation's broken financial system? If anyone really knows for sure, it's the great minds gathering in New York for a confe...

Rob Johnson Explains Crony Capitalism (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a new series of videos featured on the Real News Network, HuffPost blogger Rob Johnson offers his critique of the government's response to the fina...

Jason Linkins

Sen. Maria Cantwell Savages Derivative Reform Legislation: "The Treasury Department Should Be Ashamed Of Themselves" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On today's Morning Meeting, Dylan Ratigan brought on Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) to discuss the ongoing attempts to achieve a measure of financia...

Move Your Money: Arianna And Rob Johnson Explain How Moving Your Money Can Change The System

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huff TV

Arianna and Rob Johnson, director of the Economic Policy Initiative at the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, urged Americans to move their mon...

Bill Kurtis, Walter Jacobson Reuniting To Anchor CBS 2 News

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For one night only, the legendary CBS 2 news team of Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson will anchor the news this Friday at 10 p.m....

AIG Autopsy: Eliot Spitzer Calls For Investigation Like Swiss UBS

Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Inquiring minds want to know ... where's the inquiry? Three prominent former prosecutors are calling for the government to make AIG release interna...

Bond Fund Goliath Pimco Hires Head Of Government's $700 Billion Tarp Program; Citizens Pick Up Your Slings!

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

Pimco's hiring of Neel Kashkari is a slap in the face for a public who is sated with examples of government handouts to the undeserving and the revolving door coziness perpetuated at public expense and detriment.

"A New Agenda for America": Eliot Spitzer, Elizabeth Warren And 13 Others Reflect On The 80-Year Anniversary Of The Stock Market Crash of 1929

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"A New Agenda for America"- On the 80th Anniversary of Great Crash, What Have We Learned and What Lies Ahead? 80 years ago today, on October 29th...

Move Your Money's Rob Johnson On Tech Ticker: 'The American People Are Energized By This'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Economist Rob Johnson spoke with Aaron Task and Henry Blodget on Yahoo's Tech Ticker today about Move Your Money, the project that encourages people t...