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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.

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...

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...

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...

Obama To Propose New Limits On Banks, Revive 'Spirit Of Glass Steagall'

Wall Street Journal | DAMIAN PALETTA and JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Thursday is expected to propose new limits on the size and risk taken by the country's biggest banks, marking ...

Our Banks Becoming Casinos and Washington Yawns

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Why is a bank such as JP Morgan, supported by myriad government programs, permitted to gamble with money in the commodities arena?

Jim Wallis Talks Wall Street Ethics, Move Your Money On 'The Tavis Smiley Show'

The Tavis Smiley Show | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Tavis: Always pleased to welcome Jim Wallis to this program. The president and editor-in-chief of "Sojourners" is also a best-selling author whose lat...

Mass Hysteria: Another Victory for the Billionaire Bailout Society

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

The Obama administration bears much of the responsibility for the debacle in Massachusetts. Much of the failure also rests with the progressive community which is clueless about how to respond to our new billionaire bailout society.

Happiness in the Post-Shopping Economy

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My late mother used shopping as a hobby. If she were still alive, I wonder if she would be looking for something else to occupy her time. It seems many Americans are.

It's Time to Teach Children About Money

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I'm convinced that most of the mistakes made handling money result from lack of information and bad habits formed in childhood.

Move Your Money: Tell Us About Your Local Bank

Huffington Post | Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Take the pledge to Move Your Money! As national banks soak up bailout dollars, cut lending, and exploit overdraft fees, a number of Americans have de...

The Parable of the Unmerciful Bankers

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Wallis

It's estimated that the bonus pool of just one of these big banks would have been enough money to prevent or significantly delay foreclosure for all 2.3 million people who lost their homes last year.

Postage and Other Economic Outrages Against Soldiers

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
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Don McNay

America ships soldiers off to Afghanistan and Iraq for free. If you come back in a body bag, they ship that back for free, too. However, we make families who send soldiers socks, food and underwear pay shipping costs.

Obama Year One: The Public Is A Trust, Not An Option

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Siegel

One year since an historic election, where the Obama administration has fallen short in our hopes for a truly new direction, one finds the central conflict to be between public good and private gain.

Arianna: Move Your Money And Make Too-Big-To-Fail Banks Smaller (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann Thursday to explain Move Your Money, a project that encourages Americans to fight back against Wall...

Is There a Change In the Weather at Goldman Sachs?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

A news item appeared this week that at least seems to offer reasonable hope that Goldman is beginning to use its good fortune to help remedy the foundering fortunes of Main Street America.

Escape from Pottersville: The North Dakota Model for Capitalizing Community Banks

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

Where can our floundering community banks get the capital to make room on their books for substantial new loans? An innovative answer is provided by the state of North Dakota.

2009: The Year Wall Street Bounced Back and Main Street Got Shafted

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

If 2009 has proved anything, it's that the bailout of Wall Street didn't trickle down to Main Street. Mortgage delinquencies continue to rise. And people everywhere, it seems, are worried about losing their jobs.