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Congressional Hearings

Mr. Buffett's New York Times' Op-Ed. Thank You We Feel Better Now

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Today the readers of the NYT were regaled with Warren Buffett's Op-Ed expressing his admiration and appreciation for the great good work performed by our government in rallying to Wall Street's rescue. The Financial Crisis is replete with ironies.

A Tale of Two Companies -- Goldman Sachs and BP

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Two societal disasters impacting our world and lives. At least one of the corporate of the players seems so far to understand its responsibilities.

Afghanistan: At the Very Least, There Should Be Extensive Congressional Hearings

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

For those who believe the Afghanistan war must continue to be prosecuted, hearings would be a chance to make that point, show that it can withstand scrutiny, and bolster support for the war among the American people.

Is It Possible to be Unfair to Wall Street Bankers?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Although top executives may have been guilty of wrongdoing, there are more than 30,000 innocent employees of Goldman Sachs who could be harmed by this relentless bipartisan pile-on.

What dummy chose Tony Perkins as a witness against Elena Kagan?

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

During Elena Kagan's confirmation hearing, one fact falling under the radars unfortunately are the witnesses invited to testify against her. To be mo...

Goldman Sachs and the Ghost of Sam Erwin

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Any stand-up comic knows that a great way to draw attention is to use profanity. Thus, it is truly sad to see a Senator I used to respect like Carl Levin fall for that tactic.

Jason Linkins

McChrystal: Coalition Forces Pay Afghan Soldiers Less Than Taliban | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During yesterday's hearings before the House and Senate Armed Service Committees, General Stanley McChrystal and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry presented ...

Jason Linkins

McChrystal: 'Very Comfortable' With Troop-Level Decision | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the political sticking points that emerged between the leaking of General Stanley McChrystal's strategy memo and President Obama's announcement...

Congressional Hearings On Antidepressant-Induced Suicide In The Military

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry continue to have a stranglehold on the treatment of active duty soldiers who become stressed.

Toyota Chief Overshoots Congressional Hearings by 150 Miles

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Toyota president Akio Toyoda said he was having difficulties with the brakes on his 2010 Toyota Prius, which finally came to rest after crashing into a blacksmith's shop in Colonial Williamsburg.

All Health Reform Created Equal, Except Single-Payer

James Floyd, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Floyd, M.D.

The incongruity of Baucus's actions over the past year are Orwellian -- he will consider all opinions on health reform, except for single-payer, which, by the way, he deeply respects.

"Gotcha" Grandstanding: You're A Bunch Of Rude Dudes

Betsy Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Betsy Perry

While I'm all for coming clean and getting the dirt on AIG and Goldman Sachs, the behavior of the committee members is all about listening to themselves talk, grandstanding and "gotcha" moments.

Stupid Is As Stupid Does - And We All Pay For It

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

One could argue that the actions of both Stewart Parnell and Nadya Suleman were criminal, one crime against consumers, the other against tiny, incubated babies struggling to live.

Bankers on the Hill

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Warren

Rarely in the rich history of congressional stonings have the victims been so crisply-attired, so contrite, so deferential, and so tolerant of their grandstanding captors.

Congress Must Hold Hearings With CEOs Who Lay Off Workers

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

I'm tired of reading about the job layoffs daily while witnessing the lavish spending and bad decisions of incompetent CEOs, so I decided to do something about it and started a petition.

Richard Fuld's Congressional Hearing To Explore Causes And Effects Of Collapse (VIDEO)

New York Times, Reuters, AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

**UPDATE** FULD WONDERS WHY LEHMAN WASN'T BAILED OUT When Lehman CEO Richard Fuld was asked whether there was a substantial difference, from a busin...