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Eric Schneiderman

Law enforcement agencies have not undertaken a thorough investigation of the banking crisis. But Eric Schneiderman is digging into it.

Put the Banksters on Trial

In the foreclosure scandal, the crooks are still calling the shots.

How Wall Street Crooks Get Out of Jail Free

Over the past decade, the Justice Department has gone soft on corporate crime.

The commission's report offers an indictment of the leading players in the economic catastrophe, but ignores the out-and-out swindling.

In Griftopia Matt Taibbi argues that America has been corrupted by the merger of crime and policy, of stealing and government.

Why would President Obama, whose legacy has been sabotaged by a housing crisis that Tom Donilon helped create and conceal, hire him to run the most sensitive position of public trust in his administration?

The Titanic that is the US housing market has just sprung its biggest leak.

Surely Michelle Obama knows that this administration has thrown trillions at the banks in hope that they would respond with mortgage relief for struggling homeowners—and gotten nothing in return.

Paul Volcker, head of Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, nailed the cause of our financial hardship in a series of blistering remarks on the sorry state of our economy.


A majority of senators want the former Ohio attorney general to head the Consumer Financial Products Bureau. The president should use a recess appointment to make it so.

December 8, 2011

$209 million isn't enough. Revoke Massey's corporate charter.

December 8, 2011

The Court says that the nation's largest private employer can't be taken to task for discriminating against women because that discrimination appears to have taken place on a massive scale. Say what?

June 20, 2011

Bank of America shares fell 3 percent on Tuesday after Julian Assange hinted that he had as much as 5 GB worth of their documents revealing some shady behavior.

December 1, 2010

According to a review just published in the Los Angeles Times, Scheers new book breaks down the economic policy decisions that created the financial crisis, and calls out the men who made them.

October 18, 2010

The Devil we know certainly has friends. Time for other voices to be raised, loud, fast.

September 22, 2010

Why did Obama keep Timothy Geithner and Lawrence Summers on staff when they helped lay the groundwork for the financial crisis?

September 20, 2010

We need government which has the might and the revenues to run a state. Not rich guys with whims and PR dollars.

August 10, 2010

How much senior executives earn, in cash and stock, is public information. How they make it is public too. Trouble is, the two are barely brought together in reporting.

February 17, 2010