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A Grassroots Mural Show Brings Explosive Color To New York

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.30.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

When the revered graffiti holy place named 5Pointz in Queens, New York was buffed and slated officially for demolition last fall the collective respon...

Behind The Bipartisan 'Austerity Class' That Rules Washington

The Nation | Ari Berman | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

In September the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), a bipartisan deficit-hawk group based at the New America Foundation, held a high-p...

Historical Context Missing From Debt Ceiling Reporting

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in 1995 and 1996, a government shutdown actually happened -- twice. The debt ceiling was not raised, but the country did not default. President Clinton actively used his veto pen, as the Republicans sent him bills that they knew he would not sign.

Did AIPAC Warn Obama to Back Off Israel?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.16.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

AIPAC's latest message was probably not designed to keep Obama in line. It was designed to make sure that the 3 percent of American Jewish voters who make their decisions on who to back for president based on Israel do.

Citibank: Will Anyone Hold Rubin and Prince Accountable?

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

When bankers think they can get away with rampant fraud and get paid very well to do it, they'll do it. Robert Rubin's best defense is that he really isn't all that bright -- he's either an idiot or a criminal.

Where Are the Prosecutions? SEC Lets Citi Execs Go Free After $40 Billion Subprime Lie

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

What is the penalty for bankers who tell $40 billion lies? Somewhere between nothing and a rounding-error on your bonus.

Four Obama Mistakes That Could Turn His Cheers into Jeers

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A year from now voters and the media will take stock of President Obama's mid-term performance. When they do four things will leap out as major Oba...

A Republican to Save Us

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

You probably don't know much about Sheila Bair, but she is looking out for you, and that is why the big guys on Wall Street and their allies in the Obama administration are out to get her.

Reagan Didn't Do It

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Ronald Reagan's signing off on legislation easing mortgage requirements back in 1982 pales in comparison to the damage wrought 15 years later.

Lessons from AIG

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weissman

What is vital now is that the public's righteous anger is not expressed only as "no." There are a lot of things to which We The People do need to say "no." But we need a lot of "yes's," too.

The Mines are Full of Canaries

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

We need a new guard, who know the system but didn't build it. Don't let anyone tell you they're not out there. They've been there for years.

Sucking Up to the Bankers: A Bipartisan Lovefest

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

Both of our leading presidential candidates are scrambling to enlist the "expertise" of the very folks who advocated the financial industry deregulations at the heart of this meltdown.