Restoring both the idea of the common good (which has been lost) and the practice of moral behavior in regard to money (which has been forgotten) are now critical to our future.
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John McCain, the reborn populist, wants to divert your attention from the architects of our economic crisis: the Republican Party and its free market ...
Bush and McCain have undergone a total transformation. They have changed from being the most influential advocates for deregulating the economy into calling for a new regulatory regime.
Goldman went on a shopping spree buying up mortgages -- yours, mine and your neighbors, and bought 8,274 of them.
McCain's proposals would allow health insurers to offer the same health plans throughout the nation without any or little state oversight.
John McCain lurches from plan to plan, from statement to statement, from action to action. His behavior reminds me of my most manic patients when I w...
I don't know about you, but being smart has always been a characteristic that I look for in a potential President. I hope America agrees.
"Sen. McCain has no specific plan for children. We keep a Congressional scorecard... Senator McCain received the lowest score of anyone in the Senate in 2007."
To try to deny that McCain's formative economic experience was intimidating banking regulators -- and that he was rebuked for doing that -- is trying to perpetrate a fraud on the American people.
AIG's financial meltdown this past week was not the result of failed insurance regulation. (Go ahead. Read that one more time, real slow.)
American families have already seen what unregulated corporate gurus can do, yet McCain wants the insurance industry to enjoy the same kind of unregulated excess that he gave the investment bankers.
I've never submitted so much as a slip of paper through the slot of a suggestion box before, nor have I ever worked for a political campaign. But, th...
McCain has talked a decent game when it comes to enacting new regulations to protect American families from another financial crisis. But as this new video demonstrates, his talk is just hot air.
We get that more research needs to be done to truly understand the effects of this chemical on our bodies, but that doesn't mean the public should remain the guinea pigs.
How can a guy like John Boehner, who got us into this mess in the first place, have the unmitigated nerve to try and dictate the terms of how to fix things?
There are no saviors who are going to look out for us in this crisis -- the only hope of preventing another dose of shock politics is loud, organized grassroots pressure on all political parties.
Well, I guess we can toss aside the notion that John McCain is going to reinvent himself as a support of tough new regulations, because on 60 Minutes ...
McCaskill jumped on how GOP opportunists like McCain suddenly think government has a role in protecting American taxpayers and now advocate a law-and-order approach with their Wall-Street benefactors.
"We just went from Free Fall to Free Lunch. It turns out free markets are the greatest system on earth, but only when they go up. Market discipline is for low-income people and homeowners."
Why do Republicans point to Fannie and Freddie when asked about the current housing crisis? Only to change the subject and point away from the inevitable outcome of pervasive underregulation.
Back in Volume 36 of this Friday Talking Points column, I pointed out what seemed to me to be an obvious observation -- that the media was going a lot...
The Dow Jones Industrial average lost almost 450 points yesterday, closing at 10917.51, only a few points higher than when George Bush took office in ...
All Obama-Biden have to do now is talk about the banking crisis and the change in position of former deregulation champion John McCain.
The first major epidemiological study to assess the risks of bisphenol A -- a chemical found in baby bottles, canned foods, and in 90 percent of Ameri...
For ideological progressives long fighting the good fight to resurrect the common-good regulatory agenda of the New Deal, McCain's shift reflects a broader shift in the public debate.
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