In government, corporate and nonprofit offices across the country are women who are smart, work hard and care about their profession but are regularly ignored because they are viewed as too mousy or too pouty or too inexperienced or too something.
Unless Americans step up the way Cypriots did and demand real regulation, as well as send the message that they don't trust Wall Street by moving their money to community banks and credit unions, they can bank on being bilked. Again.
The accolades for Timothy Geithner came on so thick and heavy in the last week that it's necessary for those of us in the reality-based community to bring the discussion back to earth.
TARP -- the infamous Troubled Assets Relief Program that bailed out Wall Street in 2008 -- is over. The Treasury Department announced it will be completing the sale of the remaining shares it owns of the banks and of General Motors. But in reality it's not over.
We need to hold bank CEOs and other corporate officers personally liable for their misconduct. Simply fining companies does not work since they obviously see this as just another cost of doing business.
I can't believe that the Scott Brown-Elizabeth Warren race is still uncomfortably close. How could anybody vote for the guy who basically asks the big banks, "What can Brown do for you?"
The profits were realized in 2009. Romney has not released his family's tax returns for that year and refused many calls to do so, apparently in part because they would have revealed the investment.
It's a good thing we have all decided not to care about the Libor scandal, or Tim Geithner might be looking kind of silly right now.
It's Obama's fault on a statewide level when the nationwide economy tanks, but when it recovers it's the individual states, and their respective governors, who are responsible for the growth. If that sounds like disingenuous political double-talk, it is.
Redistribution is an everyday occurrence and it is at the heart of the American political and capitalistic system.
Sheila Bair thinks maybe the bank bailout was a bad idea. The former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, in a new book about the financial crisis, says she worries that forcing the biggest U.S. banks to take $125 billion in government money in October 2008 caused more problems than it solved.
A deficit he alleges is stifling our economic growth and was caused by the Obama administration, when, in fact, he and his right-wing colleagues exploded the deficit.
Why is it that Occupy Wall Street is such a sad caricature of itself these days if the need is just as pressing? It's not for a lack of material. And it certainly shouldn't be for a lack of motivation. That's why it's so disappointing.
This guy, Edward DeMarco, the acting head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, is deliberately damaging America -- promoting foreclosures, high unemployment and excessive taxes. He has got to go.
Paul Ryan's voting record doesn't match his lofty conservative rhetoric. He's a big government hypocrite that has repeatedly turned his back on the principles of the Tea Party movement.
Embracing Paul Ryan's vision now is not only a gamble for Mitt Romney, whose flip-flop from Massachusetts moderate to severe conservative would give our Olympic gymnasts a run for their gold medals, but an unacceptable risk for millions of American families who need the benefits they've earned.