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A person died, so this CEO isn’t getting a bonus

Imagine getting a phone call or turning on the news and finding out that dozens of homes in your hometown were suddenly exploding. Approximately 80 fires have broken out across the community, your neighborhood has been evacuated, and the gas to your home has been shut off indefinitely because it might be the next to … Continued

Aunt Max’s Turkey

Thanksgiving was always a big gathering in our family. The holiday brought in not only the local Oklahoma kinfolk, but also the cousins and in-laws and distant relatives that drove in from parts of Texas, Arkansas, and Kansas. That meant lots – and LOTS – of planning over who would bring what, how much, and so on. … Continued

A cop on the beat

Ten years ago last night, I was hosting a dinner at my house for 30 or so hungry law students to talk about what life after law school might look like. The barbecue and peach cobbler were out, the iced tea was steeping, and our golden retriever Otis was ready running in slobbery circles. And … Continued

“An impolite arrogant woman”

You probably remember: Right after Donald Trump became President, one of his first orders of business was launching an illegal, bigoted Muslim ban. We all felt powerless at the time – Republicans had just won the White House and both branches of Congress – but my staff and I wanted to do something about it. … Continued

I Believe Her

I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. My heart broke watching her testify. She’s a hero – brave, compelling, credible – and she made it clear: Brett Kavanaugh doesn’t belong anywhere near the Supreme Court. Based on the multiple, credible accusations against him from Dr. Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick – and based on his … Continued

Lehman Brothers

Ten years ago today, Lehman Brothers collapsed. It was the largest failure of an investment bank in decades – and the biggest bankruptcy in our country’s history. It sent a chain reaction through the markets that brought our economy to its knees. In the months that followed, millions of hard-working people lost their homes, jobs, … Continued

If Trump is unfit, invoke the 25th

Yesterday, a senior official in the Trump Administration wrote an anonymous New York Times op-ed that alleges that “the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic” and that the presidential cabinet does not believe Donald Trump is mentally fit for office: Given the instability many witnessed, … Continued

My new anti-corruption bill (I went big)

In Washington, money doesn’t just talk. It screams. And it grabs our government by the throat. Powerful interests, big banks, and giant corporations keep getting their way – and working people keep getting kicked in the teeth. We need to fight back. That’s why I just introduced the most ambitious anti-corruption legislation since Watergate. We … Continued

My new bill: The Accountable Capitalism Act

There’s something rotten at the core of our economy. And I’ve just introduced a new bill to help fix it. For the past few decades, the wealthy shareholders of giant corporations have gobbled up trillions of dollars in surging profits. But even though workers have been getting more and more productive, their wages have stayed … Continued

Happy 83rd Birthday, Social Security Act!

Yesterday, August 14, was a special day. It was the day that President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law, 83 years ago. Social Security was built on a simple, but powerfully important, idea: that after a lifetime of hard work, seniors have the right to retire with dignity. For millions of Americans, it’s … Continued