Category Archives: Wall Street Banks

Crimeless Victims

(WARNING: This another one of those posts where I defy liberal orthodoxy and cause people to think I have turned into a whip-kissing racist Republican. You have been warned.) Forbes: Finding Little Evidence Of Foreclosure Fraud, Feds Give Up Over … Continue reading

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Wall Street Occupies The White House

Kevin D. Williamson: Not far from Zuccotti Park, where Occupy Wall Street was fragrantly encamped, I noticed a young man wandering into a store to buy a pack of cigarettes on a bright Saturday morning, wearing blue jeans, a T-shirt, … Continue reading

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Bunker mentality

Democrats Dare Not “Abandon” the White Working Class It’s an enduring myth of modern American politics that the white working class is what stands between Democrats and a majority. Even before the character of Archie Bunker became a liberal scapegoat … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Clinton Bashing

Even though it’s been out for a couple months now, Dan Froomkin decided to bring up Ron Suskind’s Confidence Men again: In the book, Suskind describes how Obama made the conscious choice to staff his economic team with former Clinton … Continue reading

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Occupy Workplace

I wasn’t one of those people who experienced the prosperity of the Clinton administration. I had a pretty long run of unemployment and low paying jobs in the 1990s. When Bush was president, I had more years of sporadic, but … Continue reading

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Shut Down Wall Street Live Blog

It’s Der Tag! Rise up and throw off your chains! Death to Smoochy! Thursday November 17th, marks two months since the start of Occupy Wall Street as well as International Students Day. To commemorate this two month anniversary, Occupy Wall … Continue reading

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Sacred Tropes and Right-Wing Cows

Sister Toldjah: Remember when Barack Obama was upset at the bonuses paid to AIG execs? […] When the bubble burst in 2007, Fannie and Freddie began to lose billions of dollars of investments in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) guarantees. In September … Continue reading

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Where did the money go?

Let’s say it’s 1986, you’re in your mid-twenties and you and your spouse decide to buy a home for you and your two young children. You live in a medium-large city and you both have good jobs. With a little … Continue reading

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