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'Populist' Trump signs order to roll back banking reform

‘Populist’ Trump Punks His Credulous Fans (Again)

The ‘populist’ president delivered a multi-billion dollar gift to Wall Street by eviscerating the Dodd-Frank financial regulations passed in the wake of the 2008 crash. One of Trump’s two executive orders instructed the Department of Labor to delay and ultimately destroy the fiduciary rule that required financial firms to offer advice only in their clients’ best interest — rather than deceptive schemes for self-enrichment.

February 3, 2017
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Clinton’s Wall Street Speeches Were Actually Brilliant

Why Hillary Clinton insisted on keeping her brilliant Wall Street speeches secret will remain an enduring mystery of this campaign. Heck, why didn’t she just post them on her website?

October 20, 2016
Supporters of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders react to primary election results during a campaign rally in Phoenix

What We Get Wrong About Presidential Power

In “Listen, Liberal” the author of What’s the Matter with Kansas? mounts a scathing indictment of the Clintons and their Democratic Party.

April 25, 2016

Marco Rubio’s Radical Alignment With The Financial Industry

The establishment “lane” has gone to Marco Rubio. That lane has become far more radical, and far more in sync with financial wealth, than anyone should have expected a year ago.

February 22, 2016
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The Coin-Toss Victory — And Other Hillary Clinton Myths

Hillary Clinton didn’t “win” Iowa.

February 4, 2016
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5 Obama Accomplishments & Successes Republicans Have To Pretend Never Happened

Despite the GOP’s best efforts, Americans can’t ignore President Obama’s legacy.

March 23, 2015
ouse Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) (Photo: House GOP via Flickr)

Republicans In Congress Begin New Effort To Water Down Dodd-Frank Law

Congressional Republicans wasted no time before trying to roll back Wall Street reforms.

January 14, 2015

House Approves Volcker Rule Delay Despite Obama Veto Threat

The House is continuing to chip away at Wall Street regulations.

January 14, 2015

Citigroup Becomes Its Own Self-Serving Lawmaker

It’s easy to dodge government regulation when you write the laws yourself.

December 24, 2014
Elizabeth Warren

Unzipping The Elizabeth Warren Package

When it comes to Wall Street, Senator Warren is actually far more conservative than the GOP.

December 23, 2014
US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (C), and Speaker of the House John Boehner, attend a ceremony at the US Capitol, Washington, DC, December 10, 2014 (AFP/Saul Loeb)

The ‘Hunger Games’ Economy

The “cromnibus” spending bill embodies the worst qualities of our government — and our media.

December 15, 2014

Just How Did Big Banks Get That Win In Washington?

The inside story of how Wall Street won. Again.

December 15, 2014

Congress Could Enact Rollback Of Dodd-Frank Limits On Derivatives

If Democrats want to avoid a shutdown, they may have to gut Wall Street regulation.

December 11, 2014

5 Things For Progressives To Hate In The New Spending Bill

Congress’ new budget bill has something for everyone to hate.

December 10, 2014

Gripes About Excessive Regulations And Taxes Often Are Baseless

Ignore the hysteria — tougher regulations will not sink the economy.

November 20, 2014

Book Review: ‘Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise With Corporations’

How big business gets away with crime — and you get stuck holding the bag.

October 3, 2014

One More Step Toward The Next Meltdown

The delaying tactics we told you about nearly two years ago have worked beautifully. The bailout worked (if not for homeowners, at least for the banks). It worked so well that the underlying problems that led to the financial crisis have remained largely ignored. The regulations that have been written (and continue to languish during […]

June 27, 2014

Wall Street Bonuses Vs. The Minimum Wage

Purveyors of Ferraris and high-end Swiss watches keep their fingers crossed toward the end of each calendar year, hoping that the big Wall Street banks will be generous with their annual cash bonuses. New figures show that the bonus bonanza of 2013 didn’t disappoint. According to the New York State Comptroller’s office, Wall Street firms […]

March 14, 2014