Will JPMorgan Chase Bankers Finally Pay the Piper?

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RJ Eskow: Will Kamala Harris hang tough in her new lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase, the first to target individual bankers accused of defrauding the public? If so, it would be the first time in five years that executives at a major bank have personally paid a price for their misdeeds.

Homelessness Can Strike Twice!

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Charley James: For the estimated 10-to-12 million Americans who’ll be homeless for at least one night this year, the impact is devastating enough when you lose your own place once.

Mitt Romney’s Soliloquy

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Walter Moss: Krugman simply doesn’t understand in government there’s too much fat (and if you’re a teacher or state worker, probably a Democrat).

A Victory for Homeowners

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Caitlin Vega: It’s not about the numbers. It’s about the thought of taking your child’s drawings off the wall while telling him you cannot keep him in the place that represents safety and security.

Foreclosures 101 – Part 3

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Kwazi Nkrumah: Foreclosure Crisis Continues – There are over 3.5 million American households that are over 4 months in arrears in their mortgage payments.

The Austerity of Hope

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Vijay Prashad: The “safety net” that Romney mentioned has been frayed beyond recognition since the 1980s. One of the most grotesque problems is hunger.

Foreclosures 101 – Part 1

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Kwazi Nkrumah: For years the banks, real estate agents and investors in real estate securities on Wall Street were making money hand-over-fist. They did all this while pretending to break from their previous established history of gross discrimination and red-lining against the disproportionately non-white borrowers whose limited financial resources forced them into “sub-prime” status in the first place.

Ex-Marine Fights Freddie Mac to Save His Home

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Peter Dreier: recent report sponsored by bank reform groups reveals that if banks lowered the principal balance on all underwater mortgages to their current market value, it would pump over $70 billion per year back into the economy.