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Senator Levin

The JPMorgan Congressional Inquisition; 'Deja-Vu' All Over Again

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

JP Morgan has finally, finally been brought up to account in the congressional hearings yesterday. Senators Levin and McCain could barely contain their disdain and outrage suffering the self-serving and evasive responses to their incisive and deeply prepared questioning.

Our Next Secretary of the Treasury: A Woman or Jamie Dimon

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Selecting Jamie Dimon would be a gift to the powerful investment bank constituency plying their trade already in the all too comfortable niche of 'too big to fail.'

Barry Bonds Should Have Been Playing for Goldman Sachs

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

If the Justice Department can catch a baseball player, why can't it catch the guy who forecloses on peoples' homes, and whose actions pressured the economy to his own benefit while millions were losing their jobs?

Obama Echoes The American Petroleum Institute Mantra

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Raymond J. Learsy

The transfer of billions upon billions of dollars from American and world consumers to oil interests both domestic and foreign continues on and will continue in spite of the programs enunciated by the president.

Blackwater Strikes Again

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Here is one example of how a United States Senator was able to influence policy. It pertains to Blackwater.

A Tale of Two Companies -- Goldman Sachs and BP

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

Two societal disasters impacting our world and lives. At least one of the corporate of the players seems so far to understand its responsibilities.

Mr. President, Lead the Way to End Discrimination in the Military

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

This is the moment for the President to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." If Obama fails to seize it, many young LGBT service members will surely be fired, careers ruined.

Please, Mr. President, No More Studies

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Obama is telling gay rights activists that he "will have to study the implications for national security and enlist more Congressional support" before trying to overturn "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."