For the country's biggest financial institutions, it's always worth it to break the law, because the government has no way to make the banks pay for acting illegally
Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist, and the GOP had a master plan to turn the U.S. into a low-tax, small-government society back in 1994, they would be ahead of schedule today.
Rick Perry and Herman Cain have made tax plans that would make millionaires vastly richer while raising taxes on the middle class. It's voodoo economics gift-wrapped for rich voters.
Letting the tax cuts die is not a panacea, but a first step toward a making more progressive policies possible.
It's becoming clear that Freddie Mac offered Bank of America a sweetheart deal in a case that suggests something worse than ignorance.
We must require companies to reveal how much money they are spending and where it's going.
Steve Jobs is unique, but one lesson we can take from his story is more universal. The first executive often makes for the best executive.
Printing money isn't "treason." It's Ben Bernanke's job. And it's high time for the Fed chair to do it.
S&P's downgrade underlines the need for U.S. lawmakers to come together to raise revenues. Let's reform the tax code by filling the holes in the cheese.
Social Security and Medicare should depend on how much risk we want to pool--not on whatever happens with everything else.
The idea that there is one thing called "government"--and that you can measure it by looking at total spending--makes no sense