It's hard to believe that after all the speechifying and anguish, proposed "reforms" will not change much. The only hope is on two other fronts: the courts and the streets.
Starting the process of reining in the banks is the antidote to the bailout and to future bailouts -- both politically and in terms of better policy. And it's Republicans and Wall Streeters who are trying to kill it.
Senator Brown's proposal looks good in the short term. But in the long term it does precisely what the Senator cautions against -- adding to the nation's deficit burden over the long term.
When Democrats oversell this bill they leave themselves open to the criticism that they don't understand what's happening out here on Main Street.
Now that Scott Brown has managed to score the same backroom deals he opposed during his campaign, he's threatening to vote against the financial reform bill he said he was for.
by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger More than two years after the collapse of Bear Stearns, the House and Senate finally ironed out their differ...
The core of all democratic rights is the right to political speech. When citizens engage with one another and with their elected representatives, the outcome is always good. That is why the Tea Party movement deserves both our praise and our thanks.
Whitman rejected Brown's call for town hall debates on the illogical grounds that she has a plan and he doesn't. Huh? If I had a plan and my opponent didn't, I'd love to debate him. Who wouldn't?
The Wall Street reform effort enters a new phase on Thursday, as the conference committee between the House and Senate will meet to begin hashing out the differences between the House and Senate versions which have already passed.
Auto dealers may get a pass on financial reform despite outstanding car loans totaling $850 billion, greater than national credit card debt and second only to home mortgages.
This week, Congress will consider historic legislation that will end a barrier to service -- an impediment that inflicts grievous harm on our Nation's military readiness.
Scott Brown is living the dream and New England politics are still adjusting to the new reality. The same swing voters who fueled the blue tide that c...
Does the social Web -- the blogging, tweeting, Facebooking Internet -- work better for insurgent candidates? The answer, of course, is not that simple. If it were, Ron Paul would be president by now.
A referendum is a direct election, not an indicator of popular opposition. The only referendum Obama has faced was the presidential election.
A hundred-plus everyday folks from Massachusetts paid a visit to their newly-elected Senator to ask him to live up to his "big tent" promises.
The main result of 18 months of calling the Obama administration extremists is that it is the Republicans themselves who will seem like the extremists by the time November comes around.