Cuomo Spent Nearly 40 Times More Than Teachout To Win Primary

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 11:26 am

Yesterday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo defeated Zephyr Teachout in the New York Democratic Gubernatorial Primary winning roughly 60% of the vote. About a third of voters supported Teachout and her running mate Tim Wu even though they had no major institutional backing or spent much on campaign ads.

 

Fetishized Markets and the Death of Democracy

By: Sunday February 9, 2014 10:30 am

Letting corporations make decisions about social matters like food supplies and using government to enforce those decisions is profoundly anti-democratic.

MF Global Was Just Following the Law Sort Of

By: Saturday June 29, 2013 10:30 am

Apparently the CFTC can’t prove something something about MF Global and crimes or there were none or something something. It’s all very confusing.

Preet Bharara Picks on Small Fry Again

By: Sunday February 3, 2013 10:40 am

Preet Bharara can’t figure out how to sue a Wall Street CEO, let alone investigate and indict one.

White House Promises to Dump Ed DeMarco if They Only Get the Chance in a Second Term

By: Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00 pm

In one of the more cynical campaign promises I’ve seen in a while, the Obama Administration has apparently been running around to housing advocates telling them they will fire Ed DeMarco as head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency… after the election.

Helpful Facts About the Civil Suit Against Wells Fargo

By: Wednesday October 10, 2012 8:15 am

I mentioned in passing yesterday this federal civil lawsuit against Wells Fargo for its conduct on some FHA loans. “Mentioned in passing” is all that the suit deserved, but I see that the PR shop at DoJ tried to turn this into a big deal, with the media playing along. So maybe I should put together a short and sweet FAQ on this lawsuit, to place it in the proper context.

An Open Letter to Rufus Gifford

By: Sunday March 4, 2012 10:30 am

Please keep sending me those e-mails, but don’t get hurt feelings if I don’t respond. And good luck with that re-election thing.

Time Out! This Man Isn’t Busting Wall Street

By: Wednesday February 8, 2012 9:45 am

How do you get puff pieces on the cover of Time Magazine? Inquiring minds want to know.

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