She has always been willing to push for what is right no matter how powerful the lobbyists on the other side are. And it was fitting that the event we did with her was in a church, because the politics she preaches are deeply moral - the politics not of right and left, but of right and wrong.
Because of a scrappy citizen movement and some great political leaders, we are finally showing some signs of progress. Let’s keep our foot on the gas, and finally force the Wall Street gang to pay what they owe.
Why am I not surprised that birther king, and fellow GOP scam artist who pretended he wanted to be president right along side Newt Gingrich, Donald Trump, has found himself on the receiving end of a lawsuit for ripping off anyone gullible enough to enroll in something called "Trump University."
Sen. Elizabeth Warren demanded to know why the government keeps accepting financial settlements from criminal bankers when they could instead be taken to trial, convicted and locked up.
It was predictable because in fact any neutral observer who knows anything about the way the big banks on Wall Street work has been saying it for years. But it was remarkable because Sachs is a tried and true member of the American establishment, a widely acclaimed Ivy League professor and <em>New York Times</em> best-selling author, and not exactly a raving populist in his economic or political views.
There is a new report out this morning once again reminding us of the greatest disappointment progressives have in the Obama administration: the lack of toughness in regards to Wall Street. <a href="http://www.campaignforfairsettlement.org/obama_legacy_threatened" target="_hplink">The report</a>, issued by the Campaign for a Fair Settlement (full disclosure: this is a coalition I have helped in various ways since their founding), is probably the most harshly critical analysis yet by a coalition aligned with traditional progressive Democratic groups. The report opens with this damning list of hard to dispute facts, and then just goes on from there.
Wow, what a week. Anyone who wants to try and tell a clear, uncomplicated picture of President Obama and his party this week has to end the week a little befuddled. The picture is murkier than ever in terms of the course Obama is trying to chart,
The news from the world of finance has been incredibly depressing of late, as the big Wall Street banks keep winning round after round in their battles with regulators. The flurry of deals, which in part were closed pre-Jan 1st to allow the banks to
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a civil complaint against JPMorgan Chase for fraud in the selling of mortgage-backed securities.
Concerned citizens and members of FtheBanks.org deliver a letter to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on May 4th, demanding that he hold a public hearing regarding the federal bank fraud investigation he co-chairs. The NYPD