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“The Goldman Sachs scandal has done the unthinkable,” says HAROLD MEYERSON of the Washington Post op-ed page: “It’s made it possible that legislation reining in Wall Street’s casino may actually be enacted.” But the odds are still against real reform –And the problem isn’t just Republican opposition; there are also the Democrats.
Plus: ROBERT KUTTNER talks about A Presidency in Peril: The Inside Story of Obama’s Promise, Wall Street’s Power, and the Struggle to Control our Economic Future. Bob is a founder of The American Prospect, contributor to the Boston Globe and the Huffington Post and has worked as chief investogator for the Senate Banking Committee.
Also: REBECCA SKLOOT talks about how racism, poverty and science came together in the case of a poor black woman whose cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. Rebecca’s book is THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS.