Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has to figure out how to revive a financial system that is on life support, dying from self-inflicted wounds. The problem is, the patient isn’t responding to the current treatment, so more of the same is not a solution.
As California’s budget debacle enters its fourth month, labor and environmental organizations are stepping up their fightback against the Republican drive to gut vital labor and environmental protections.
The Southern Poverty Law Center in a recent report charges that three Washington D.C. organizations have racist roots and that they were the most responsible for blocking comprehensive immigration reform in 2007. All three — the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies and NumbersUSA — are part of a single chain of lobbyist groups conceived and funded by John Tanton, known as an extreme white nationalist and anti-immigrant culprit, says the law center.