Despite assurances from federal regulators and lawmakers large financial institutions with concentrated positions in risky assets continue to pose a significant threat to our still fragile financial markets.
It's bad enough that consumers are likely to get the short end of the stick with the Dodd-Corker financial regulation deal. What may be even worse is that it's a recipe for bureaucratic gridlock and regulatory impotence.
Time to take back "populism" from Teabaggers and Palinites who've kidnapped it to only mean less government and taxes. Democrats need to define a phrase and philosophy that tells Independents we're on your side.