How the midterm elections will turn out will be very interesting. But whatever the outcome, we can agree we want civility in D.C. And that means we need campaign finance reform and we need it now.
The roots of the debacle that awaits the Democrats on November 2 -- the "original sin", if you will -- reside in the cozy relationship that the Obama administration established with Wall Street even before taking office.
Those who suggest that Jon Stewart crossed a line should open their eyes and behold the new world. No one questions whether Glenn Beck is in the business of entertainment. Or politics. Or news.
What galls most Americans is the manner in which Wall Street rewarded itself after it was the public that took the risk of bailing them out.
In the 90s, the major "bipartisan" policies that Bill Clinton enacted when he faced a hostile Republican Congress were all disastrous for the country. What was needed then -- and now -- was nothing short of a wholesale reaffirmation of the role of government in society.
This election is too important to sit out. If you voted for Barack Obama in 2008, high on the promise of hope and change, do not stay on the sidelines now. Real change takes time.
I attended a screening this week of Alex Gibney's new documentary, Client 9. It's the story of the rise and fall of New York State Governor Eliot Spit...
Never in our history has the Independent vote been so crucial.
Because the banks' documentation is so weak, title companies are now refusing to insure mortgages on foreclosed homes even for people with the best credit records.
In the years since the nation's largest banks were bailed out by taxpayers they have shown very little in the way of thanks. They can begin demonstrating some gratitude by rebuilding what they broke.
Beck is just another conservative hack who wants to defeat Democrats, and will say anything, and give money to anyone, who can further that goal.
by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger A massive foreclosure fraud scandal is rocking the U.S. mortgage market. Wall Street banks and their lawyer...
Hardly deterred by the events of 2008, JP Morgan has been assiduously buying commodities trading assets spending more than $2 billion sopping up the trading operations of other firms.
The president, in the main, has done his job getting things done, but the White House Office of Communication has not communicated effectively. What is most dispiriting about this is that they were given the elements of a powerful story.
The housing crisis is just one piece of the big, ugly mess of the consumer credit debacle. It seems to me that our president must call for immediate reform and take action through executive order.
It is not whether families earning $250,000 are paying more or less taxes that is of visceral concern. The public still feels they have been held up and the Wall Street perpetrators are laughing all the way to bank.