Nicholas von Hoffman, a veteran newspaper, radio and TV reporter and columnist, is the author, most recently, of Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky, due out this month from Nation Books.
What would he tell Obama to do?
Bank of America's Ken Lewis has done his bit to reinforce the idea that the CEOs who got us into this mess are a pack of liars.
After all the help that's been given to banks or extorted from the public, we have the feeling financial institutions are not doing much with the money.
The rise of blue-water criminals may not be anything to cheer about, but it just might force us to consume less foreign oil.
President Obama needs to ditch the idiot savants of high finance and bring in advisers dedicated to doing something more than gaming the economy.
If unemployment keeps rising and people with jobs stop spending, the atmospherics are right for a typhoon of misery on a scale of what Americans suffered in the early 1930s.
People are beginning to say that the Big One has arrived. But how will we know? And what will it take to emerge from it?
America's largest financial institutions are insolvent. It's time to face the truth and take the painful actions that will allow the economy to recover.
As a horrified nation sees millions evicted, community organizations--and at least one lawmaker--advise them to hold their ground.
A lot of angry people in America are lusting to bring Wall Street geniuses who engineered the financial collapse to justice. And they just might succeed.