Congressional Republicans have frequently attacked Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) she's setting up, which officially launches on July 21.
The takeaway from this afternoon's hearing on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts? Republicans don't like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and they really don't like its leader, Elizabeth Warren.
Journalist turned foreign-affairs analyst Anatol Lieven has Pakistan in his bones. Descended from civil servants and officers in British India, he cut his journalistic teeth in the subcontinent. I put six questions to Lieven about his new book, Pakistan: A Hard Country.
The president's re-election campaign manager, Jim Messina, a longtime aide to Montana Senator Max Baucus who entered Obamaworld in June 2008 as the campaign's chief of staff, has alienated grassroots constituencies with his hardball tactics.
Violations of Brady are epidemic, and they often produce the conviction of innocent defendants, allowing the real culprits to go free. And the courts that allow such prosecutorial misconduct effectively tell the prosecutors they can get away with it.
Jonathan Schell discusses the lessons of the Fukushima disaster, mankind's false impression that it can somehow safely produce electricity from the atom, and why he thinks the partial meltdown in Japan could mark a turning point for the world.
The United States has unintentionally helped weaken Yemeni President Saleh's regime. For years, US policy neglected Yemen's civil society, focusing instead on hunting down terrorists. These operations caused the deaths of dozens of civilians, fuelling popular anger against Saleh.
The education reform superstar presided over substantial test score irregularities during her term as D.C. schools chancellor, an investigation has found — but Dana Goldstein says the findings are no surprise.
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