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Senator Elizabeth Warren

Social Security's 2016 COLA Is Zero. Senator Warren Has a Plan to Fix That.

Nancy Altman | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics
Nancy Altman

By closing the "performance pay" loophole, Senator Warren's proposal would end a giveaway to the wealthiest in order to provide an extremely well-justified payment to tens of millions who have seen the value of their benefits slowly deteriorate for years.

Regina and I Take It On, Part 3: Violence Across Communities, Media Complicity, and Finding Common Ground

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.02.2015 | Black Voices
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Learning how to talk to each other in ways that are productive and respectful seems an essential skill in our modern times, particularly on the subject of race.

In Search of Elizabeth Warren

Llewellyn King | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Warren has star power. She is a natural at the podium, and revels in it. At least she did at Suffolk, where the cognoscenti came out to roar their affirmation every time she threw them some red meat, which she did often.

Poll: Duckworth Zaps Zopp in U.S. Senate Democratic Primary

David Ormsby | Posted 05.22.2015 | Chicago
David Ormsby

On Friday, May 15, the Chicago Sun-Times' Michael Sneed reported that Zopp, who has been recruited by ex-White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, had decided to run. Apparently, Zopp got her poll results back.

Sen. Warren Receives 240,000 Signatures Asking to Cancel All to Student Debt

Roger Hickey | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Senate's foremost advocate for lowering student debt and lowering the cost of college, received a petition signed by over 240,000 people. The petition called on Congress and the president to cancel all student debt.

Elizabeth Warren Fires Back After Wall Street Threats

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has a blunt message for the big Wall Street banks that may withhold campaign donations to Senate Democrats in hopes of...

The Bully Mentality -- Part II

Harlan Green | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

It's called the bully mentality that we have mentioned before. Bullies are those who want to dominate others without regard to reason or even common sense. And they appear periodically when prevailing cultures or societies lack strong leadership--positive leadership, that is.

In Elizabeth Warren We Trust

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The negotiations over Cromnibus show why Americans don't trust the government in Washington. While no sensible citizen wants the Federal government to shut down, most of us are sick of special-interest giveaways. Someone has to stop them.

Why I Am Voting for Women: I'm Not a Special Interest Group

Kristen Elechko | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Kristen Elechko

If we remain mired in the past, Massachusetts risks being swept into the sea of red that looms ahead for many states in this mid-term election. Therefore, it is critical that we vote with conviction and steady hand, as the way to lead ourselves to a much brighter future.

Elizabeth Warren: Saving the Democrats

Bob Burnett | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Reading Senator Elizabeth Warren's new book, A Fighting Chance, I thought about the parallels between her career and that of Barack Obama.

Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren's New Book Skewers The White House Boys Club | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new book skewers the boys club who basically ran the nation's fiscal policy in the early days of the Obama admin...

Petitioning Student Loan Servicers to Account for Cost of Living

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Brandon L. Greene

When loan servicers fail to consider the reality of individual living conditions while expecting us all to be able to manage the same monthly payments, it is not only wrong, but the underlying assumptions are intellectually dishonest.

Paying It Forward Is Sustainable Economic Growth

Harlan Green | Posted 02.07.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

The Fed has said it wouldn't begin to boost interest rates until sustainable economic growth was achieved. However, no one has actually defined what ...

Populism Isn't 'Disastrous' -- It's Democratic

Christine Pelosi | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

We need jobs, growth and the American safety net now more than ever. Why should President Obama give up his pledge to tackle the elephant in the room known as corporate welfare?

JPMorgan Chase's Culture as Economic Parasite

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

JPMorgan, so accustomed to the profits of their prop trading not to speak of their full court press to dismantle Dodd-Frank, presumes it is being bullied, that, all in all, it is but "a tempest in a teapot" -- which should become their corporate logo.

After Costing Americans Billions, Federal Reserve Reexamines Banks' Commodity Speculation

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

It is one of the grossest miscarriages of Wall Street power and government obeisance resulting in billions of consumer dollars going into the pockets of banks, hedge funds and traders producing and adding nothing to the economic wellbeing of the nation, other than lining their own pockets.

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Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Iran's Election Win Warrants U.S. Sanctions Rethink

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

As the elections signified, it is the Iranian people who will ultimately shape the destiny of Iran. And it is the Iranian people who have borne the brunt of sanctions, and it is these human impacts that must always be at the forefront of U.S. sanctions policy considerations.

Where Has All The Info Gone, Long Time Passing

Joel Sucher | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

With the termination of the Independent Foreclosure Reviews (IFR) via OCC caveat the question remains: What's going to happen to the so-called "work ...

Senators Urge New Energy Secretary To Save Nuclear Fusion Experiment

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D) and Mo Cowan (D) are protesting a plan to shut down a nuclear fusion experiment at the Massachusetts Institut...

Needed: A Mass Movement for College Debt Relief

Robert Kuttner | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The student loan program calls attention to the double standards of debt relief. Corporations are able to declare bankruptcy under Chapter 11 and write off old loan -- but college debt follows former students literally to the grave even if they go bankrupt. Big banks have gotten trillions of dollars of debt relief from the TARP program and the Federal Reserve's program of buying toxic assets from banks. But there is no debt relief for students and former students. Can't we build a movement around that? Refinancing of college debt would put the money to better use and provide an immediate stimulus to the economy. Pete Peterson and company love to invoke generational justice when they propose cutting Social Security. But debt relief for students and former students would introduce some generational fairness right now. Why doesn't the corporate-led "Fix the Debt Campaign," yet another group promoted by Peterson, start demanding that we fix the college debt?

Elizabeth Warren: 'Get Up And Fight'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) rallied a packed Cape Cod cafe Wednesday night, calling upon constituents to "get up and fight" big businesses, the Ca...

Elizabeth Warren Speaks Spanish At Immigration Rally

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

At a Boston immigration reform rally on Saturday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wanted her constituents to know she was speaking "from the heart." ...

Mark Gongloff

Warren vs. Bernanke Over 'Too Big To Fail' | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business

Newly minted Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday showed why big banks are not her biggest fans, grilling Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke about the ...

Warren Condemns 'Just Plain Dumb' Cuts

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) condemned the possibility of sequestration and urged her fellow lawmakers on Monday to reach a deal to avoid the autom...