Lucky Duckies May Get Their Wings Clipped By Top Hat GOP Congress

Simon Johnson on the vindictive absurdity of Republican plans to slash unemployment benefits: The jobs crisis was caused by recklessness in the financial sector, made possible by irresponsible deregulation (including a period when Republicans controlled Congress and the White House) and resulting in...

That’s a nice little racket they have going

First they wreck the economy, then they profit off the smoldering heap: Stanford L. Kurland, the former president of Countrywide Financial the bank that has become most synonymous with the bad mortgage lending practices that eventually caused the housing market to burst, setting into motion the current...

So Far From Home

A former Iraqi railroad worker, Salim Hamad had to leave almost everything behind to get where he is right now.  Yarmouk in Syria is, or at least was, largely a Palestinian refugee camp, with gray flats stacked upon each other like disused boxes, and sometimes packing in as many as fifteen refugees per...