Tag Archives: Timothy Geithner

Elizabeth Warren… the woman who knew too much

Vanity Fair has a great feature on the troubled history of the Customer Financial Protection Bureau, and the forces on Wall Street, in Congress, and inside the White House that ultimately alligned against Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard Law professor who had created the ambitious new agency charged with protecting the American people from the predatory […]

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Matt Taibbi writes another great article that will outrage people, and ultimately make no difference

Every time I read a new article by Matt Taibbi, it occurs to me that I should probably stop making blanket statements about the poor state of American investigative journalism. I don’t say it enough, but I’m incredibly thankful that he’s out there, exploring that fertile strip of territory between those cultivated so successfully by […]

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Things aren’t looking good for Elizabeth Warren… now’s the time to act

According to the folks at Talking Points Memo, it doesn’t look likely that Elizabeth Warren with get the nomination to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Agency that she’s been championing so aggressively this past year. Here’s a clip from the article: Progressive pressure on President Obama to appoint Elizabeth Warren to head a soon-to-be-created […]

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Sprouting Populist balls, and going after Wall Street

One good thing to come out of Republican Scott Brown’s election to the Senate a few days ago, is that it seems to have lit a fire under our President. In an abrupt about-face, Obama came out late last week, saying that our unrepentant financial industry had to be reigned in. Distancing himself from Treasury […]

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Killing gays in Uganda, stealing money at home, and negotiating healthcare in secret

Tonight, I wanted to write about how fucked up things are in Uganda, where they’re now considering the death penalty for homosexuality, about how Obama is going back on his promise to negotiate the details of the healthcare bill in the light of day, and how it looks as though Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner may […]

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