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AIG Anger and the Free Market Myth

Charles A. Clarkson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles A. Clarkson

What do the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus and the "free market" have in common? None of them exist.

Why I Have No Sympathy for Jake DeSantis

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mitchell Bard

You would think that those who created the financial mess would have some humility. But you would be wrong. DeSantis's letter is just one example.

Arthur Delaney

Members Of Congress Want AIG Counterparty Investigation | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Twenty-seven members of Congress, led by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), signed a letter asking TARP watchdog Neil Barofsky to investigate the matter of...

Spitzer as Sage and Cheney as Flatus

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli


Give Populism a Chance

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Jaffe

Whether that history remains relevant today is the question of the moment. I'm not convinced that we're compelled to disown populism because of its anti-intellectual past.

Iraq: Stories You May Have Missed

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

After six years and more than 4,000 U.S. casualties, the Iraq War seems to have disappeared from the national conversation.

Connecticut Lawmakers Hold Hearing On AIG Bonuses

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HARTFORD, Conn. — An executive of American International Group Inc. faced Connecticut lawmakers Thursday and defended $165 million in bonuses, s...

Baseball Bonuses

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeff Danziger


Bonus Cry Baby

Roger Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roger Smith

I went back to Mr. DeSantis' tear-stained letter of resignation, and tried to see if indeed his outrage at the very idea of being asked to give his bonus back possibly justified. I quickly concluded, No way.

Pendulum Swings Against Business, Banks, and Bonuses

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Berry

Anybody who hasn't been living in a cave knows how bonuses got a bad name: excess and greed in large business. But what those of us in small business, where a bonus is a reward for a job well done?

The "Populists" Are Right About Wall Street

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Thomas Frank

How has a popular Democratic president with a convincing electoral mandate failed to translate the opportunities of recent events into the "change" for which voters clamored?

Fox Anchor Likens AIG Bonus Tax To Sexual Abuse

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, Fox Business Network anchor Dagen McDowell appeared on Fox News to make the case against the tax on AIG bonuses by comparing it to sexual abuse...

Let's Talk About Values, Obama

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Man, if only we Rabbis, ministers, and Priests were also rewarded for failure. Given the new poll just released that shows atheism increasing in America, we'd get a bonus.

Threats To AIG Employees: Connecticut Attorney General Releases Emails

NBC Connecticut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The anger in the threats against AIG executives is palpable. "Get the bonus, we will get your children," someone identified only as "Jacob the Killer...

We Are So Angry That We've Lost Our Minds

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

President Obama says we should stay angry but express our outrage in productive ways. I say we should get rid of the anger altogether.

How Would The Real World's Scott Herman Have Handled the AIG Bonus Controversy?

Etan Bednarsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Etan Bednarsh

It took us a long time to get to a calm place with AIG. Amazingly, it took Scott Herman a lot less time.

AIG Resignation Letter In NY Times By Jake DeSantis

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The following is a letter sent on Tuesday by Jake DeSantis, an executive vice president of the American International Group's financial products unit,...

Obama Approval Rating Goes UP: CBS News Poll

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite a wounded economy and public furor aimed at Wall Street, a new CBS poll finds President Obama's approval rating has actually gone up. Sixty-f...

AIG's Six Year Saga Of Alleged Fraud

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The recent outcry over $165 million in post-bailout bonus payments has put AIG on the hot seat. But, in fact, the bonus disbursement is perhaps the l...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: March 24, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This item from DCist merits some attention: A television crew will create a special effects explosion on the Potomac River, near the Key Bridge, on W...

NRSC Attacks Obama Over AIG In New Web Ad (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The NRSC released a new web ad Tuesday blasting President Obama's budget, the deficit and his role in the AIG bonus shake-up. The ad, which pairs cli...

Americans Not Blaming Obama For AIG: Poll

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Americans are angry about AIG, and they want the government to stop the bailed-out firm's executives from getting bonuses. But according to a new USA ...

Schakowsky Still Mulling Run For Burris Senate Seat

Politico | DANIEL LIBIT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) talked about AIG, Chuck Grassley's risqué comments, Dick Cheney's interview, her interest in the Illinois Senate seat an...

AIG Bonus Money is Kid's Play: Literally

Jennifer Delaney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Delaney

If AIG were to donate the 418 bonuses to charity, it would be a brilliant preemptive PR move to neutralize its current out of touch public persona. Here's what the money could provide.

AIU Holdings: AIG Creates New Name To Avoid PR Disaster

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Following up Ryan Grim's report from Congress last week that AIG chief Edward Liddy was looking to change the company's "thoroughly wounded and disgra...