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Ted Kaufman

The Speech For Which We Have Been Waiting

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

We need a simple speech and a direct speech -- most of all a political speech -- about what exactly happened to our financial system. Thursday, hopefully, we should finally get the speech.

Shahien Nasiripour

Senator Calls For Aggressive Financial Reform, Deplores Current 'Incremental' Steps | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A senator is calling for the break-up of megabanks and a firmer separation between Main Street banking and Wall Street trading, joining the ranks of l...

Ted Kaufman Tangles With Tea Party: They 'Don't Follow What's Really Happening'

The Hill | Michael O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Voters expressing outrage at the federal government might not be the most politically aware, Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.) suggested Monday . Kaufman, in...

Congress, Not the Regulators, Must Draw Hard Lines

Ted Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ted Kaufman

Risk taking is a fundamental part of finance. Without risks, markets don't work. But the balancing act between safety on one side, and growth and innovation on the other, cannot tilt too far in the wrong direction.

The Best Defense In Afghanistan Is Good Governance

Ted Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ted Kaufman

At this critical juncture, we must hold the Afghan government accountable for its actions and urge renewed leadership, determination, and resolve. The Afghan people have a vision for peace and security.

Let The People Choose Their Senators

David O. Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David O. Stewart

Special elections are a lot of trouble and expense: Democracy is a lot of trouble and expense. Despotism is simple. In the eighteenth century, it was difficult to manage elections. Not today.

Along Came Caroline. And Andrew. And Beau.

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Speculation about Hillary Clinton's successor in the Senate will soon be moot, but the debate about America's political dynasties is hopefully just starting.

By Appointment Only: Blagojevich Mess Spotlights Inanity of Unelected Senators

Mario Correa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Correa

Doesn't the Kennedy vs. Cuomo angle smack a little of Macbeth, with Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Kirsten Gillibrand and Steve Israel stir the caldron and mumble nonsense in the background?

Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner Announces Biden's Senate Replacement

Erin Medlicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erin Medlicott

Gov. Ruth Ann Minner has named longtime aide to Sen. Joe Biden, Edward E. "Ted" Kaufman, to fill the U.S. Senate seat Biden will be vacating for the vice presidency.