Will the Democratic Nominee for 2016 Take on the Moneyed Interests?

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*+-Robert Reich: The candidate could also call for busting up Wall Street’s biggest banks and thereafter limiting their size; imposing jail sentences on top executives who break the law; cracking down on insider trading; and, for good measure, enacting a small tax on all financial transactions in order to reduce speculation.

Capitalism and Hillary

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*+-Brent Budowsky: A good opposition research team could create a powerful plan to lump together Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton as royal family candidates and run against them all in Democratic or Republican primaries, from the right or from the left.

A Passionless Presidential Race?

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*+-Robert Reich: Occupiers and others have had enough.

Yet paradoxically the presidential race that officially begins a few months from now is likely to be as passionless as they come.

The Saccharine Republican Ire

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*+-Joseph Palermo: The “conservatives” and “Tea Partiers” are quite convincing at playing the aggrieved victims, but what, exactly, do they have to be “aggrieved” about?

The Enthusiasm Gap and You

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*+-Robert Reich: Average Americans are hurting. But their pain isn’t coming from government. It’s coming from an economy whose benefits are concentrating ever more at the top, whose giant corporations are controlling ever more of our democratic process, and whose costs and risks are becoming ever more burdensome for the middle class and the poor

Niello Sponsors a Whine-Fest for Business, As Usual.

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*+-Adam Eran: Niello’s hearing is yet another bit of evidence that, no matter what the facts, the Republican narrative remains constant: We must reduce taxes and regulation, even if lack of effective regulation produced the current less-than-optimum outcome. And although “deficits don’t matter,” no matter how low they are, taxes are too high, especially on the wealthy.