My first blog post for the Huffington Post: Senator Sam Brownback (photo), a Kansas Republican, writes an amendment exempting auto dealers from a proposed new consumer financial protection bureau, Barack Obama denounces Brownback's amendment as a "special loophole." Meanwhile, the bigger worry for car dealers isn't so much the President as the military. The Department of Defense has thrown its considerable heft behind those insisting that automobile purchases and dealer-assisted financing need to be part of any comprehensive financial reform package. Learn about yo-yo deals, power booking, and how our men and women in uniform -- especially the lesser-paid grunts -- are often targeted by nefarious car dealers. I also wrote on this topic for The New York Times.