It must've been like old home week when the old gang of Wall Street and Washington insiders finalized a couple more cushy settlements last week. But there was an empty chair at the negotiating table. That chair belongs to you, and it belongs to me.
There are doors in this deal -- doors that lead to a better deal for homeowners and a chance at restoring justice. Progressives need to recognize that these doors exist, and then demand that our elected officials use them.
Patti Smith wasn't wrong when she sang that "People have the powe." We do have the power to win a battle or two, even against those guys on Wall Street. We have more power than we realize -- but only if we're willing to use it.
Lately we've been hearing some strong words from the President about Wall Street crime. But when the cameras and lights aren't around, his Administration's been working feverishly to protect bankers from state law enforcement officials.