| Aug 15, 2011
| 4:00 AM
The militarization of the Mexican border is a new phenomenon for two nations whose militaries have traditionally been made to stay out of politics. There are constant expansions of our prisons, and further explosions of the drug-related caseloads of our state and federal courts. No one can think that our illicit drug industry survives without complicity in the Border Patrol, Drug Enforcement Agency, Coast Guard and local sheriffs' offices. It is not for nothing that J. Edgar Hoover demanded that a separate agency be set up for drug enforcement because of its potentially corrupting effects.
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:04 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are working
on ways to address some concerns from small and medium-sized
banks about the Volcker rule after it was finalized last week.
The American Bankers Association, an industry lobby group,
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:02 AM
By Jonathan Spicer
Dec 16 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve must clearly explain
its decisions to Americans and convince them that the policies
are in their interest, Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Monday
without specifically discussing monetary policy or...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:20 AM
The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Monday, Dec. 16:
It took five federal agencies three years to wade through the stalling tactics of banking lobbyists including the 20,000 comments they filed to come up with 963 pages...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Por Jonathan Spicer
16 dic (Reuters) - La Reserva Federal debe explicar
claramente sus decisiones a los estadounidenses y convencerlos
de que las polÃticas buscan su beneficio, dijo el lunes el
presidente del banco central, Ben Bernanke, sin discutir...