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Why I'll Be Watching Yet Another Republican Debate Tonight

Andy Ostroy | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What I'm waiting for is that delicious moment all politicians dread. The moment in a debate where a candidate suffers from humiliating foot-in-mouth disease, in some cases blowing the campaign.

Rick Scott Invokes Holocaust In Defense Of Capitalism

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Florida's unpopular Republican Gov. Rick Scott compared criticism of capitalism -- in particular, attacks on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's r...

'We Make Them Better.. Mostly By Firing People'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has received much criticism over his work at Bain Capital in recent weeks. A group supporting his rival, N...

Profit Within Reason

Edward Flattau | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
Edward Flattau

Capitalism may generate a highly competitive atmosphere in which there are always winners and losers, but "survival of the fittest" is the law of the jungle. Civilization is supposed to have advanced beyond the "kill or be killed" modus vivendi of lower life forms.

Romney's Bain

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
Yvette Kantrow

Now, with Romney on his way to becoming the GOP nominee, the press -- egged on first by the left, then by Newt Gingrich -- has been in overdrive trying to figure out what to make of Romney's Bain Capital past.

Gingrich's Risky Private Equity Critique

Chris Ladd | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
Chris Ladd

Is it really possible to blame Mitt Romney for operating a fantastically successful private equity fund without feeling any unease about government policies that encourage leveraged buyouts?

Emblematic of 1 Percenters, Cooper Tire Punk'd Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

A corporation is accountable to its workers, its customers, its community, its country. The executives who run American corporations have forgotten that. Or they reject it.

Did Economic Populism Win South Carolina for Newt Gingrich?

Asher Smith | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Asher Smith

Perhaps Mitt Romney's fumble in South Carolina was not entirely unpredictable. But why, if Romney was not to prevail, was it Newt Gingrich -- and not Rick Santorum -- who benefited?

The (Im)morality of Capitalism: How to Have the Argument We Aren't Having

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Jedediah Purdy

By all means, let's keep arguing about the morality of Bain Capital. But let's ask questions that give us answers we can use.

Evaluating the Merits of Private Equity

Chris Ladd | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business
Chris Ladd

The fact that Republicans are debating (or almost sort-of debating) the merits of certain business practices is a ground-breaking development all by itself.

Timing Is (Almost) Everything: Bain Capital, Open Marriages and Why There's No Such Thing as a "January Surprise"

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

There is a case to be made that a political candidate wants all of his weaknesses exposed as early as possible -- again, as long as those weaknesses won't defeat him. And it's pretty clear that Bain won't keep Romney from being the Republican nominee for president.

Rove Auditions for Corporate Coroner

Bill Burton | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Bill Burton

Under the guise of advice for his candidate, Karl Rove defends Mitt Romney's buyout deals that have been under attack by the hapless and erratic pro-Newt Gingrich operation.

Records Reveal Romney Holds Eye-Popping Amount Offshore

AP | By STEPHEN BRAUN and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney owns investments worth between $7 million and $32 million in offshore-based holdings, whic...

Romney, Risk and Retirement

Lee Munson | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business
Lee Munson

You are a mini-Mitt. You are given the power to decide where to place the money. Put your money in emerging markets and hope to strike it rich, or slide it over to a low-yield account as you pass through your upper-middle age.

"It's the Inequality, Stupid": Mitt Romney's Failure to Comprehend the Plight of the 99%

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

Whether it's acknowledging that he wouldn't employ "illegals" because he's running for president, or squirming when the issue of his tax returns is raised, Romney comes across as someone who deserves the GOP nomination simply because he can afford to.

Is Banking Immoral? Wrong Question.

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business
Jedediah Purdy

This is how we've learned to talk about our economy: as a matter of personal virtue and vice, from the overdrawn consumer to the one-percenter with the fifteen percent tax rate and some senators' private numbers in his iPhone.

Ryan Grim

VIDEO: Mitt Romney Defends Bain Capital Tenure, Tries Out 'Crony Capitalism' Charge | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney gave a sneak preview of a defense he plans to use against President Obama when it comes to the former governor's tenure at Bain Capital, a...

Obama's Solar Story Shows Success, Not Failure

Brian F. Keane | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Solyndra is a sideshow to the real, incredibly exciting story of solar power over the course of this administration.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney, As Governor, Went After Corporations Seeking Tax Havens | Sam Stein | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with the need to replenish state coffers, then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney chose on multiple occasions to target corporations t...

Is Capitalism the Bain of Romney's Political Existence?

Dan Mulhern | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business
Dan Mulhern

It's time for a new discussion of how the business sector can work with government not only to create wealth -- which continues to vastly benefit the already-wealthy -- but to build human capital and human opportunity.

Gingrich Is Obama's New Best Friend Forever

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Mark W. Schleisner

Barack Obama should take Newt Gingrich out for a beer. Heck, maybe even dinner. Newt is unleashing a scorched-earth campaign on Mitt Romney with such ...

Romney's Offshore Investments Revealed

Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds millions of dollars in offshore investments, a new report from ABC News finds. While it is unclear whe...

Gingrich Lavished Praise On Private Equity When Paid To Deliver A Speech

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

Although he's attacked rival Mitt Romney for his time spent at private equity firm Bain Capital, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich prais...

Occupying the GOP

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Nowhere can the impact of the Occupy insurgency be better seen than in the fumbling efforts of Romney's GOP rivals to capture the new anti-corporate sentiment.

Sam Stein

John McCain's 200-Page Mitt Romney Opposition Research Book From '08 Found Online | Sam Stein | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The oft-discussed 200-page opposition research book compiled by John McCain's presidential campaign in 2008 against fellow candida...