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Lawrence G. McDonald: It’s Securitization Stupid: One Big Fix Needed in our Banking System

I remember it like yesterday, it was the Autumn of 2006. I was on the Lehman Brothers trading floor where I traded distressed debt, bonds of companies in trouble. One…

Roland Burris: Lack Of African Americans In Senate Is ‘Troubling’

In his farewell speech, Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.), the only African American in the Senate, said it was “troubling” that when he leaves at the end of the month, there…

I do? No, I don’t. 40 percent say marriage is ‘obsolete’

I do? No, I don’t. 40 percent say marriage is ‘obsolete’

Is marriage becoming obsolete? As families gather for Thanksgiving this year, nearly one in three American children is living with a parent who is divorced, separated or never-married. More people…

Democrats: New boss, same as the old boss

Democrats: New boss, same as the old boss

House Democrats gambled Wednesday they can return to power under the same leaders who just oversaw a 61-seat election loss, choosing Nancy Pelosi to remain their party chief when they…

Murkowski’s win dims Palin’s political star

Murkowski’s win dims Palin’s political star

Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s stunning write-in victory was a political poke in the eye to Alaska’s other favorite daughter, Sarah Palin. The former governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate backed scores…

Murkowski hails historic win in Alaska

Murkowski hails historic win in Alaska

An exultant Sen. Lisa Murkowski is celebrating her write-in victory over Sarah Palin‘s favored candidate in Alaska, saying the “most phenomenal coalition” of Republicans, Democrats and independents re-elected her against…

Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Now Even the Dead Rip President Obama

Here’s the really ominous and frightening thing that resulted from the act of the family of dead man Donald Charles Unsworth. It wasn’t their plea in his obituary when Unsworth…

James Denselow: The Invisible War Against Iraq

Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions by Joy Gordon, Harvard, 359 pp, £29.95, April 2010 Joy Gordon has crafted a well researched and sobering story of the…

Sharron Angle: ‘Sometimes Dictators Have Good Ideas’

Nevada Republican Sharron Angle — who fell short in her quest to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid earlier this month — found herself back in the spotlight on Wednesday…

Texas State Rep. Introduces ‘Birther’ Bill

Texas State Representative Leo Berman (R) furthered his campaign against President Obama Tuesday, a man that he has before characterized as “God’s punishment on us,” by introducing a bill that…