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On Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention, Truthdig's editor in chief confronted the two former Treasury secretaries about the role financial deregulation played in the Wall Street crash. On Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention, Truthdig's editor in chief confronted the two former Treasury secretaries about the role financial deregulation played in the Wall Street crash.

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In a discussion about former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank's new book, "Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Message," Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer confronts Frank over President Bill Clinton’s role in creating the Great Recession and other issues dividing progressives from the Democratic Party leadership. The interview was produced by Joshua Scheer and broadcast April 2 on KPFK.

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Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer confronts the former Massachusetts representative over President Clinton’s role in creating the Great Recession and other issues dividing progressives from the Democratic Party leadership.Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer confronts former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank over President Clinton’s role in creating the Great Recession and other issues dividing progressives from the Democratic Party leadership.

Truthdigger of the Week: Greg Palast
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Noam Chomsky once said that Greg Palast "upsets all the right people." Did the independent investigative reporter halt Lawrence Summers' charge to the head of the Fed?Did the independent investigative reporter halt Lawrence Summers' charge to the head of the Fed?

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Over the screaming objections of members of his own party, President Obama seemed determined to appoint Wall Street groupie Lawrence Summers to head the most important bank in the country. On Sunday, Summers "reluctantly" withdrew his name from consideration for the post.

Larry Summers and the 'End-Game' Memo

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A 1997 memo retrieved from the filing cabinet of investigative reporter Greg Palast shows the involvement of Lawrence Summers -- Obama's current favorite for chairman of the Federal Reserve -- in a successful plan to help big bank CEOs "rip apart financial regulation across the planet."

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