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Wall Street Bailout

The Difference Between Wealth and Money

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Ordinary people are outraged that the wealthy want to be given free money as a bailout, and at the same time they are frightened about losing their ow...

Now For A Green Bailout: Twice The Bang, Half The Bucks

Van Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Van Jones

I am willing to concede that Wall Street and the big bankers need some propping up. But while we are at it, we should find a way to bail out the little people -- and the planet.

The Whole World Is Watching--And It's Not Pretty

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

From halfway around the world, it all seems simple. The question is if we are going to keep blaming Washington, Wall Street, mortgage lenders--everybody but ourselves--for our problems.

Wall Street Bailout Threatens World's Poor

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

On Monday the House voted down the the Bush Administration's request that Congress authorize $700 billion for purchasing Wall Street's "toxic assets" ...

Behind Wall Street's Collapse

Walden Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Walden Bello

In a nutshell, the Wall Street meltdown is not only due to greed and to the lack of government regulation of a hyperactive sector.

Wall Street Credit Crash Threatens To Tank U.S. Auto Industry

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"Every job lost on Wall Street impacts two-to-three jobs on the outside. By comparison, every job lost at an auto plant impacts nearly 10 jobs on the outside... We don't want to know what happens if the domestic auto industry gets away from us."

McCain Country Protests Wall Street Bailout

Dave McLane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dave McLane

"It's a mess. So they're doing what they did in Iraq: spending billions and billions of dollars. And on what? In Iraq the billions went to war contractors, it went to the oil companies, and things like that."

The Failed Bailout: A Drop in the Bucket and Abusive to Renters

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Shahid Buttar

Beyond its uncertainty, the Administration also appears as disingenuous as it did on Iraq. Five years ago, officials cried wolf about weapons of mass destruction that were never found.

I'd Post About David Gergen Calling The House Bailout Vote "Shockingly Irresponsible," But It's Probably Not A Good Idea To Offend Anyone Right Now

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After the Wall St. Bailout: More Plutocracy, or the Rise of Net-Powered Politics?

Micah Sifry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Micah Sifry

The bailout bill, and the process by which it is being jammed through Congress, is an affront to democratic values. We can do better.

Now Look What You Made Me Do

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Thomas Frank

The next battle in the political war is going to be assessing responsibility for the destruction of the financial industry. Conservatives are now counter-attacking, in the way they do so well.

Fear Itself

Zachary Karabell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zachary Karabell

The fear is that we are on the precipice. It certainly feels close, but this isn't horseshoes, and close is still just that. Until it happens, it hasn't.

Debate #1: The Knockout that Wasn't. What Obama Needs to Do Next Time.

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

There was no knockout. And a knockout was what Obama needed. At best, it was a tie. And as the underdog in many ways, Obama needed to do much more than simply hold his own.

Republicans Released Ad Attacking Dems For Passing Bailout -- Before Vote Failed

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

It looks like the Republicans thought they'd use the bailout bill to sink the Dems, but the GOP leadership couldn't lead their own troops. This video...

A New Deal, or a New New Deal?

Howard A. Rodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard A. Rodman

If we don't use this crisis as an opportunity, the pigs at the trough certainly will -- as they did after 9/11, and as Paulson and his gravediggers have been doing for the past few weeks.

Fixing the Bailout Bureaucracy

Paul C. Light | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul C. Light

Here are 10 ideas Congress should consider to start building toward a more accountable bureaucracy.

Jason Linkins

For Bailout Analysis, Look Outside The Mainstream | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While the political press continues to play with the bright shiny ball that is Who Is To Blame For Everything That Happened Yesterday, I'm picking up ...

Palin's 10-Point Financial Recovery Plan

Bill Katovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Katovsky

Any news organization that wishes to have a sit-down interview with me will have to pay $25 million, and this money will then be placed in a Treasury Department blind trust.

GOP Fallback: When In Doubt Blame Pelosi

Robert Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Reed

If the ultra-conservative GOP wing has a real plan for rescuing this economy then let's see it. If not, then let's go with this plan and move on. But don't insult the country, or waste its time, with this political nonsense and talk of bruised feelings.

Waiting for the Deluge

Sasha Abramsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sasha Abramsky

In some ways, it's not only the economy that's now facing organ failure; it's also the GOP itself. Over the next few days we'll be seeing something approaching a civil war developing in the party.

Play Bail!

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven Weber

So the "bailout"'s gonna pass eventually -- you wait and see -- and the country's worst economic nightmare since the Great Depression will have been avoided.

McCain's Massive Fail

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

It was McCain's failure to even keep his finger on the pulse of his own party's caucus, showing himself to be utterly clueless as to where his House members stood, as late as Monday morning.

Fed Pumps Further $630 Billion Into Financial System

Bloomberg | Scott Lanman and Craig Torres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve will pump an additional $630 billion into the global financial system, flooding banks with cash to allevia...

Obama, Biden Storm Into Battleground Virginia

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"Last week 300 volunteers knocked on 10,000 doors! Even volunteers from Maryland drove down to help us. It was awesome."

Health Care Next!

Matt Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Miller

Now that we've socialized large chunks of the mortgage, banking and insurance industries, universal health coverage is among the most conservative initiatives left for America to pursue.