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The Other Main Street: Unemployment, Deficits & False Choices

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. Wilson

Life is grim on most Main Streets, but some Main Streets are far worse than others. Take Martin Luther King Boulevard in Austin or Martin Luther King Street in Jackson, MS.

Things About Money You Don't Learn in College

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Don McNay

College seniors are entering a world of money -- and without very much preparation for what is about to hit them.

My 'Daniel Fast'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I believe our nation is in deep trouble. Sometimes things get so bad that you really don't know what to say or do. When that happens, it's a good time to fast and pray.

Financial Reform From Soup to Nuts

Reshma Saujani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Reshma Saujani

Going forward, it's important that we achieve more than reasonable financial industry regulation. We also need financial industry participation to create new jobs in emerging industries.

In The Public Interest: A Senator Stands Up To A Deceptive TV Ad

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ed Mierzwinski

Kudos to U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) for criticizing TV ads running in Montana and around the country which claim that Congressional efforts to rei...

Elizabeth Warren and Goliath

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Wallis

As Elizabeth Warren, a good Methodist, warns: The banks are trying everything they can think of to kill financial reform. And we must not let them do that.

Valentine's Day and Leaving a Tip for the "Little People"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Take a good look around and if you're looking down Put a little love in your heart -Jackie DeShannon In the early 1990's, I was one of the nation...

Fix the Income

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jamie Lee Curtis

I am thinking about the millions of workers who were cut loose by their partners, their government, their businesses, their bosses, their schools, institutions. The rope has been cut.

Obama Is Right to Fight for Real Financial Reform: Let's Organize to Hold Big Banks Accountable

Heather Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Booth

Last night in his State of the Union address, President Obama reinforced his ambitious agenda to fix the economy and enact financial reform, including...

Main Street Stores Serve Up Discounts and Drinks Today -- The First Last Friday

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Terry Gardner

Main Street shops in Santa Monica will stay open late Friday to inaugurate a monthly event: Last Fridays. Discounts will be served up with snacks and cocktails at select stores

Wall Street Bonuses and Tax Equity: A Modest Proposal for the State of the Union

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael J. O'Neil

Multimillion dollar compensation is much more akin to dividends than to normal salaries--so such compensation should be taxed the same way dividends are taxed.

'Rediscovering Values': A Book I Didn't Expect to Write

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jim Wallis

How will this economic crisis change us? Could there be good news in, through, and even because of this Great Recession? What is our role in creating a moral recovery?

Before And After Obama's Speech, With Populist Caucus Chair Bruce Braley

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news from the White House for the past week, post-Massachusetts and pre-State-Of-The-Union, has had a decidedly Populist bent to it. So, when thi...

State of the Union Scorecard

Mark Penn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Penn

It's the Super Bowl of politics - the SOTU is watched in some years by up to 60 million people, and it's usually the President's best opportunity to address the country, tell them his plan, and bolster his approval.

Jason Linkins

Obama Lunches With Jamie, Rex And Ed: Just Everyday Americans, Right?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As you may have heard, the White House is responding to the loss of a single Senate seat with an elaborate display of panicked populism that basically...

How to Live on $0 a Day: Finding Job Opportunities in a Trickle-Down Economy

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Are you one of the many Americans despairing that the trillions in taxpayer dollars spent stabilizing the economy still hasn't translated into job creation? Be patient, grasshopper, work will come.

Video for Bernanke and the Wall Street Versus Main Street Litmus Test

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The Bernanke vote is different. It is not about Republican and Democrat. It is a vote on whether a senator is listening to Wall Street or Main Street.

Taking Tea Partiers Seriously

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There has been an interesting alignment which has slowly happened over the past year, between two groups not normally in agreement -- inside-the-Beltw...

If JFK went to Haiti

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Goulston, M.D.

On January 22 Los Angles Times writer Joe Mozingo wrote: "In Haiti, some see the spirit world behind the quake". That caused me to think of another s...

AIG and Bernanke

Cate Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cate Long

Ben Bernanke was thick in the middle of the AIG bailouts with Henry Paulson, Tim Geithner and Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs. Watch the five-minut...

The Message of Massachusetts: Jobs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Bill Clinton saw it clearly when he was running for President against Bush I. It became his mantra: "It's the economy, stupid." Clinton wanted to ref...

Friday Talking Points [108] -- Obama's Pivotal Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since Democrats are taking some time to figure out what to do next, we shall do the same here, and skip over the entire health care reform subject, after highlighting two hilarious commentaries on the situation.

Changing the Script with Jon Stewart

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Bank bonuses are merely a symptom of a deeper erosion of societal values and the new maxims that have overtaken us: Greed is Good and It's All About Me. Those values wreak havoc on economies, cultures, families, and our very souls.

The "Let Obama Be Obama" Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's about time to start fighting for the little guy and against the fat cats. It's about time to start fighting, when it comes right down to it.

Arianna On 'The Ed Show': Obama Must Offer More Than Words (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

President Obama must move beyond rhetoric and acknowledge yesterday's Democratic loss in Massachusetts by making substantive policy and personnel chan...