James Pethokoukis

Consumer czar Warren not worried about GOP ‘enemies’

October 27, 2010

White House consumer czar Elizabeth Warren gave an interesting interview to the LA Times. Among the highlights:

Queen Elizabeth (Warren) finally arrives

September 17, 2010

Had enough of me writing about Elizabeth Warren yet? And I haven’t even gotten to her dodgy bankruptcy study!¬†Anyway, here is my Reuters Breakingviews opinion-torial (half opinion, half editorial) on the pick:

A few thoughts on Elizabeth Warren

September 16, 2010

It looks like an end-run around the Senate, but liberals activists have still managed to get Elizabeth Warren into the Obama administration. A few thoughts:

Just how scary is Elizabeth Warren?

September 14, 2010

That is the sort of question I get all the time from my business and banking contacts. And¬†the White House may try to end run the Senate by temporarily appointing Warren to head the new consumer finance regulator. But how bad would she be for business and Wall Street (assuming she would be negative)? Here is how her opponents put it: “Let’s put an ideologue at the head of a new regulatory agency with extremely broad and undefined powers in a nation where business is crippled by uncertainty? Hey, what could go wrong?”