Here are four remaining fights
There are at least four major issues in financial reform that still need to be addressed.
Should the burden of proof be on reformers—or on vested interests?
No one quite knows how to define "populism." Which is good news for vested interests who want to attack reform.
Bart Chilton, the colorful, mullet-sporting member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), resigned this week, after casting a final vote to set position limits, which would regulate the number of commodity trades individual speculators can hold.
The flabby thinking behind Obama's possible Fed nomination
For Fed chair, Obama could pick a woman who fought the good fight. Or he could pick an abrasive insider whose record is decidedly mixed.
Why the Democrats did so little to change Wall Street
Beyond the immediate emergency, the financial crisis of 2008 also set up a critical test of governing capacity: could Congress and the incoming Obama administration take advantage of the crisis, defy cynical expectations, and adopt effective legislation to restore financial stability and prevent another meltdown?