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Corporate Interests

Hillary's Candid Motto for Democratic Party: 'Represent Banks'

Jeff Cohen | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

Her remark is an apt credo for a party leadership that has spent the last quarter-century serving corporate power as persistently as it spews out empty rhetoric about "the needs of working families."

Getting Schooled: Judicial Education and the Corporate Court

Katie Shay | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Katie Shay

Decisions in favor of groups like the American Petroleum Institute and the Chamber of Commerce by judges who attended seminars sponsored by the same institutions have led to the perception that corporations and conservative groups can buy judicial influence.

3 Keys to Becoming Compassionate Consumers

Gaia | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
Gaia

For Perkins, "corporatocracy" refers to the recognition that governments, including our own, are controlled by corporate interests. The motto of these corporations, globally, is to maximize profits by any means necessary.

What's the Difference?

Daron Acemoglu | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Daron Acemoglu

2012-08-28-scblog2.png Though the policies advocated by Republicans and Democrats are diametrically opposed on the surface, their implications and their constituencies may be much more similar.

Mr. President: A Bit More Bold Please!

Bob Edgar | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Bob Edgar

Watching Obama's address, I was struck by his failure to strike at the heart of what's wrong -- the enormous sums of money that special interests, particularly big corporations, have invested to buy our elections and the power that goes with them.

Armed With Naïvete

Bill McKibben | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Bill McKibben

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, front outfit for a consortium of corporations, has bragged on its website about outspending everyone in Washington, which is easy to do when Chevron, Goldman Sachs, and News Corp are writing you seven-figure checks.

How to Regain Our Democracy

Cenk Uygur | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Our politicians are bought. The Democrats are bought and the Republicans even more so. Everyone knows it. There is one answer though. It is the one thing that is above Congress and the Supreme Court.

Realizing the Shared Vision Is Up to Us

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christine Pelosi

I'm excited by the new venture: as long as HuffPost and AOL's shared vision imagines creative contrarian content, this site will flourish. But that will depend as much on the community as it does the leadership.

Poison at the Tea Party

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

In their zeal to live free from outside interference, the tea parties are shooting at the wrong target. They would be right to be angry with an oil i...

Health Care Attacks Orchestrated By 'Shadowy' Corporate Front Group

ThinkProgress | Lee Fang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The resistance to reforming our nation's healthcare system has been fueled by entrenched corporate interests. Their deep pockets are funneling money i...