As the newest member of the Senate Banking Committee, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is a breath of fresh air. Finally, there's a voice in Washington for the people and a staunch advocate for consumers.
Although she's ranked 97th out of 100 in seniority, Warren's intelligence and knowledge of financial regulation have shaken the good-old-boys network to its foundation. Her presence on the committee is one to be reckoned with.
As she opined while questioning banking regulators, including Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, "I'm really concerned that 'too big to fail' has become too big for trial."