The president's power grab

Obama is not a dictator, but there is a danger in his aggregation of executive power.

Jonathan Turley Op-Ed The Los Angeles Times 3/9/2014

Recently, a bizarre scene unfolded on the floor of the House of Representatives that would have shocked the framers of the Constitution. In his State of the Union address, President Obama […]

“The center of the financial world has moved from Wall Street to…the Treasury Department.”

Peter Suderman 7/26/2010

A major reason the financial reform bill passed was that Democrats and a handful of moderate Republicans felt the need to do something, anything to show that Washington could stand up to Wall Street. But as I’ve argued before, few legislators really understood the industry they set out to change, or […]

How Fannie and Freddie foiled regulators

Washington Examiner Editorial 4/12/2010

Mismanagement of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and obstruction of their regulators by Congress and successive presidential administrations played a pivotal role in creating and then bursting the housing bubble at the heart of the economic meltdown of 2008, according to testimony of officials before the congressionally chartered Financial Crisis Inquiry […]