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Why Democrats Can't Be Trusted to Control Wall Street

Robert Reich | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Robert Reich

All these men are honorable. None has broken any law. But they and their ilk in congress -- the Democrats who are now rolling back Dodd-Frank -- don't seem to appreciate the extent to which Wall Street has harmed, and continues to harm, America.

GOP 'Cost-Benefit' Bill Benefits Wall Street and Costs Americans

Rep. Gwen Moore | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Rep. Gwen Moore

Republicans again have it all wrong as they bring to the House floor the SEC Regulatory Accountability Act, or the so-called SEC "cost-benefit" bill. The bill seeks to not only undo Dodd-Frank, but all financial market regulation past, present, and future.

Our Very Own West, Texas

Cliff Schecter | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

On April 25 -- Thursday evening -- American icon and humble hero George W. Bush took one small step for man, one slip-and-fall for humanity as he reen...

Mothers of Pure Food, Rebirthing a Movement

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

This Mother's Day, let us remember mothers and women who understood the patriotic nature of standing up for wholesome food, of standing up for the health of young children who would become our future.

Zach Carter

House Dems Embrace Wall Street Deregulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just one day after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote a letter urging lawmakers to reject a slate of Wall Street deregulation measures, n...

For Gov. Rick Perry, My Sincerest Regards...

Walker Bragman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

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Islamophobia: Fear in Perspective

Walker Bragman | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

We've heard it everywhere, on every station, every major news outlet, and every talk radio show: Islamophobia is alive and well in the United States.

George W. Bush: A Disastrous President

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The Bush presidency was a disastrous presidency which caused a range catastrophies including the Iraq war, the budget deficit, and the financial crash.

An Agenda for Regulatory Reform: Think Big (and Small)

Eli Lehrer | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Poorly thought-out government regulations can do tremendous harm. To date, the Republican Party's efforts against them have been heavy on bluster and light on action. By thinking bigger and thinking smaller, however, there's a good chance that the GOP could move forward with real regulatory reform.

Crackpot Realism and the Education of David Stockman

Michael S. Lofgren | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics
Michael S. Lofgren

The cultural hegemony of the moneyed classes enables them to use the mass media and elite institutions as a transmission belt for these economic ideas.

The Regulatory Nullification and the Cruelty of Big Business

Ralph Nader | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Ralph Nader

Despite negative public sentiment and the rise of the Occupy movement, the avarice on Wall Street arrogantly continues on. The big banks are now even bigger and more powerful than they were in 2008 when they were bailed out by the U.S. taxpayers.

The Triumph of Plutocracy

Michael Brenner | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Does this sort of perverse pride go before the fall? No sign of that happening yet. Plutocracy in America is more likely to be our destiny.

It Wasn't David Stockman Who Wrecked the Economy

Robert Scheer | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Why is David Stockman driving everyone crazy? The shoot-the-messenger frenzy that has greeted Sunday's New York Times op-ed by Ronald Reagan's former budget director leaves one searching for the message that has so unhinged his critics.

WATCH: Dem Lawmaker Wants To Weaken Wall Street Reform

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) spoke to HuffPost Live on Wednesday to defend his new bill that would weaken regulations on some financial deri...

Reverse the Policies that Are Destroying the Middle Class

Allan Brawley | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Allan Brawley

In their latest book, The Betrayal of the American Dream, Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele present a compelling case that America's middle class is in danger of extinction unless our government reverses course on major policies it has pursued over the last four decades.

The Inconvenient Truth About Jack Lew

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

I suppose that he can't be much worse than Timothy Geithner, but that should be scant cause for cheer over the news that the president has nominated Jack Lew as Treasury secretary.

Crony Capitalism's Power Couple

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Robert Scheer

Where is Phil Gramm hiding? The former Republican senator from Texas has not been heard from since his bank got nailed by the G-men. Or, as the Times put it, UBS now has the distinction of being "the first big global bank in more than two decades to have a subsidiary plead guilty to fraud."

A Sign That Obama Will Repeat Economic Mistakes

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
Robert Scheer

Please don't tell me that these reports in the business press touting Sallie Krawcheck as a front-runner for chairman of the SEC or even a possible candidate to be the next Treasury secretary are true.

Romney, Change? "From the People Who Brought You Economic Collapse and Iraq"

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If Romney and the Republicans take over, not only will Medicare's guarantee be gone -- forever -- but we will experience the same financial, housing and general economic collapse as we did under George W Bush.

Deregulation For Businesses and the Election

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 11.17.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Association of Manufacturers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Business are working to...

'Internet Freedom'? AT&T's Verbal Jujitsu to Close Down Telecommunications in America

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.10.2012 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

Internet Freedom in this case is actually freedom for AT&T and the other phone companies, not freedom for those who actually use telecommunications or even Internet services.

The Great Deregulator

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Obama has followed the examples of Summers and Geithner instead of those of Warren and Harris, and that is what has made the election a tossup as voters continue to suffer in an economy that Democrats as well as Republicans wrecked.

Reagan-Appointed Judge: Deregulation Movement Made 'A Fundamental Mistake'

Posted 08.24.2012 | Business

Apparently the financial crisis was a big enough disaster to convince even some of the firmest deregulation advocates that they were wrong. Federa...

Taxing and Spending: A Conservative Challenge and a Liberal Response

Alan Krinsky | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Alan Krinsky

After all, governments are made up of individuals, and how could these individuals have a better incentive than I do to spend my (hard-earned) money? Indeed, they have much less at stake, much less incentive not to squander this money.

Effective Regulation and Sustainable Economic Growth

Steven Cohen | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

It's true that regulation costs money, and some short-sighted business leaders seem to have a reflex that causes them to oppose regulation whenever it is proposed. On the other hand, it's also true that lawlessness and an absence of rules can be quite expensive.