A big reason why financial crimes are so hard to prosecute is that authorities often lack witnesses who can testify in detail about such crimes. That means prosecutors must rely on others forms of...
August 10, 2011 | David Callahan
Last week Mike Huckabee started a firestorm by releasing an "educational" video about the 9/11 attacks. The video is part of a library of educational materials planned by Huckabee's TimeCycle Academy.
August 10, 2011 | Jennifer Wheary
In the wake of the S&P downgrade, the Federal Reserve announced yesterday that it would keep short-term interest rates near zero for two years. This was a departure from the Fed's previous...
August 10, 2011 | Elon Green
In an op-ed in today's New York Times, Jeffrey Ganns provides the most insightful explanation yet of why S&P downgraded the U.S. credit rating even though there is no evidence that the United...
August 10, 2011 | David Callahan
The cascade of budget cuts continues. The National Employment Law Project (NELP) reported last week that several states, including Michigan, South Carolina, and Florida, were cutting unemployment...
August 10, 2011 | Rakim Brooks
The stakes of our leaders’ surreal obsession with deficits just got a lot higher. The economy could tip from stagnation into a real depression. As it dawned on Wall Street that austerity...
August 9, 2011 | Robert Kuttner
Among the many questionable assertions in Drew Westen's Times article yesterday was that Obama's "half-stimulus" was "diluted" with "tax cuts that had already been shown to be inert."
August 8, 2011 | David Callahan
Like many progressives, I have been disappointed by President Obama for not staking out more aggressive negotiating positions and being a more forceful leader overall.
August 8, 2011 | David Callahan