Readers write about tobacco control, the Fed's power, market crisis in Uganda, and entitlements.
It approves a $15 billion bipartisan package Thursday after several contentious measures are dropped.
The central bank would oversee all financial markets, under a new plan.
Reception to reform is warm on the Hill, but lawmakers seek more urgent action.
On the Hill, bills range from rule changes allowing judges to rewrite mortgage terms to a financial-sector overhaul.
A new report projects a $42.9 trillion shortfall for the two entitlement programs over the next 75 years.
Economists wonder if the Bush administration is ideologically inclined to do what's needed to rescue economy.
Two keys: Stabilize home values while keeping Wall Street calm, analysts say.
The collapse of Bear Stearns sends the central bank scrambling to ease fears.