Elizabeth Warren

Discrimination has no place in New York City. The City’s Human Rights Law is one of the strongest bodies of civil rights law in the nation, and the City Council and Mayor have taken bold action to update it to address emerging forms of discrimination. So it’s entirely appropriate that New York City...
10/01/2014
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Today’s economy doesn’t contain a lot of good news for working people. While the Great Recession officially ended five years ago, millions of Americans are still out of work and wages continue to lag. Yet this week, working people made some hugely significant gains as the fruits sowed by organizing...
07/30/2014
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Three years ago today the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened its doors. It was a new government agency produced by the Dodd-Frank Act: part of Congress’ attempt to address the rampant misconduct by banks, mortgage lenders, ratings agencies and other financial institutions that brought...
07/21/2014
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As the government shutdown continues well into the second week and we rapidly approach our debt ceiling, it’s hard not be cynical about the political process and our government, generally. After all, Congressmen are still getting paid while thousands of government employees are not. And, it’s not...
10/11/2013
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The Senate voted Friday to get rid of subsidies that “too big to fail” banks receive from what is, essentially, an unofficial insurance policy from the government. The unanimous vote, 99-0, is unfortunately nonbinding. It was an addendum to the Democrats’ 2014 budget proposal,...
03/25/2013
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Anyone who has hung around progressive circles for the past two decades has invariably logged a small chunk of their lives in frustrating "vision" conversations. The problem, always, was coming up with the elevator pitch for a Balkanized liberalism that was more a grab bag of specific causes than a...
09/06/2012
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Credit: stephenmasker Flickr Can candidates work together to prevent the domination of the airwaves by outside attack advertising? Will voters, if they don’t like the ads, just shut off their televisions? Or will voters, sick of the constant barrage of garbage, tune out from the political...
01/24/2012
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Richard Cordray, five-time Jeopardy! champion, competing on the show in 1987 The Associated Press is reporting that President Obama will appoint Richard Cordray today as the director of the Consumer Finance Protection Agency, all but ensuring a pageantry of exploding heads on the right. The...
01/04/2012
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