May 11, 2012
Regarding the May 7 front-page article " Stakes high as liberal hero tries to unseat GOP senator ": Karen Tumulty wrote a straightforward story on the Massachusetts Senate race. Unfortunately, The Post ran it with headlines describing Elizabeth Warren as a liberal "hero" and "icon. " Warren is arguably well-qualified, with solid support, but she has never won elective office. Those descriptions are unearned, in my view, and devalue their usage. It is also amusing to note that Sen. Scott Brown (R)
June 10, 2012
On June 3 The Post claimed that Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren had the " worst week in Washington " [Outlook] on the same day as it reported that she "won her party's overwhelming endorsement" [" Mass. Democrats endorse Warren, shutting out primary opponent ," news story]. This was a very good week for her in my book and good news for those of us who care about fixing government and the economy. This is the second time that "Worst Week" has named Warren as its subject in connection with the trivial issue of her...
May 8, 2012
Regarding David Treuer's May 6 Outlook commentary, " Warren says she's Native American. So she is . ": I beg to differ, and so does Uncle Sam. The definition of the racial category "American Indian or Alaska Native" — at least according to the federal government's Standard Form 181 , "Ethnicity and Race Identification" — is "[a] person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
May 24, 2011 |
When the Senate goes on recess at the end of this week, President Obama should appoint Elizabeth Warren to direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). By making a recess appointment, the president can name the best qualified leader to head the new agency, while demonstrating he's willing to stand up to Republican obstruction and Wall Street pressure. He'll earn plaudits not only from the base of the Democratic Party that adores Warren but also from independent voters, who will be thankful for an advocate for consumers willing to...
March 16, 2011 |
It seems everybody is afraid of Elizabeth Warren , the Harvard law professor charged by President Obama with setting up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau . The Wall Street Journal editorial page called her "President Warren" and a "czar" in command of an "empire. " Richard Shelby of Alabama, the top Republican on the Senate banking committee, thinks she's orchestrating a "regulatory shakedown" of mortgage companies. And Spencer Bachus, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee,...
September 25, 2012 |
She called herself the "warm-up act" for Bill Clinton at the Democratic Convention, but Elizabeth Warren electrified the crowd by delivering the fierce heat of the truth straight from the heart: "People feel like the system is rigged against them. And here's the painful part: they're right. The system is rigged. Look around. Oil companies guzzle down billions in subsidies. Billionaires pay lower tax rates than their secretaries. Wall Street CEOs — the same ones who wrecked our economy and destroyed millions of...