September 1, 2011
U.S. Said to Be Ready to Sue Banks Over Mortgages – NYTimes.com. There’s a lot to this article, but i found this part particularly interesting: Besides the angry investors, 50 state attorneys general are in the final stages of negotiating a settlement to address abuses by the largest mortgage servicers, including Bank of America, JPMorgan […]
July 23, 2011
Kirsten Gillibrand: Off The Sidelines – YouTube. Senator Gillibrand is a boss. I appreciate the part about needing women, which I think is a lot more positive, and honest, than the energy generally aimed at women who aren’t involved in the movement.
June 8, 2011
boehner-is-the-only-member-of-the-house-accepting-a-hefty-expense-account… – StumbleUpon. John Boehner who is second in line to the Presidency, espouses fiscal frugality, however when he first stepped into power as the House Speaker in January, he not only expanded his staff and his own paycheck, he more than doubled the expense account check he cashes each and every month. We’ve seen […]
March 11, 2011
Do Academics Have A Duty To Join The Government? Abbott Gleason, Larry Summers, And Me. | The New Republic. I keep thinking of Cicero’s acerbic commentary on philosophers who refuse to serve the public realm: “Impeded by the love of learning, they abandon those whom they ought to protect.” Even worse, he accuses them of […]