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CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS AND POLITICAL STALEMATE BY ROBERT KUTTNER

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-kuttner/constitutional-crisis-and_1_b_9395958.html?utm_hp_ref=politics The 2016 election year is shaping up to be America’s most serious constitutional crisis since the Civil War — and the most important partisan re-alignment since 1932 or maybe since 1860. To appreciate what’s at work, it’s important to understand these two trends, and how they interact. The essence of the constitutional crisis is […]

The Beginning of a Political Revolution Led By Young Women By Robin Barnes

Parsing Talk of Danger, Targets, Hell and Bimbos This blog is largely devoted to media analysis, featuring original posts or those written by others that speak to issues surrounding media influence in public debate. The 2016 Election coverage offers the more grist for the mill than nearly any other source, as it provides a first-hand […]

Donald Trump is to Bernie Sanders as Archie Bunker is to Jon Stewart

Elite media often blur distinctions between right-wing populism and progressive populism — as though there’s not all that much difference between appealing to xenophobia and racism on the one hand and appealing for social justice and humanistic solidarity on the other.

Senator Bernie Sanders: History-Making Grassroots Support

Question of Media Black Out? Is the Democratic National Committee trying to undermine the presidential campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders? That’s the charge Sanders’ team is making amid a dust-up over a breach of voter information. On Friday, the DNC suspended Sanders’ access to a critical database after finding his staffers improperly viewed front-runner Hillary Clinton’s […]

The Banking Industry’s Transparent Attempt to Weaken the CFPB By Senator Elizabeth Warren

In fact, the CFPB has been operating for only four years, but the success of the single-director structure is already apparent. Under the leadership of Director Richard Cordray, the CFPB already has:
•returned more than $11 billion to over 25 million consumers who were cheated on their credit cards, checking accounts or other financial products;
•built a complaint hotline that has exceeded all expectations, handling more than 700,000 complaints and building an information database that is beginning to level the playing field for consumers; and
•issued new, common sense rules on mortgages and other financial products and services that have helped consumers compare costs and understand risks — all while making markets safer and more resilient.