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Top Corporations Aid U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Campaign

The New York Times | Eric Lipton, Mike McIntire, Don Van Natta Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Prudential Financial sent in a $2 million donation last year as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce kicked off a national advertising campaign to weaken the ...

PHOTOS: Entry-Level To CEO: 11 Corporate Titans Who Started At The Bottom

The Huffington Post | Nicole Hardesty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

We've all heard countless stories of the benefits of nepotism, connections and going to the right school. Less noticed, however, are the tales of a ha...

Are Tea Party Members Getting Played?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Are the Main Street Tea Party members getting "played" by Wall Street and big-corporate billionaires? There is a big, big, big difference between wha...

America's Challenge: Stealing From the Poor

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Worth

The same wealth imbalance that destroyed the U.S. economy in the 1930's exists today. If we allow the wealthy to usurp hard-working American's buying power, the country will continue to slide deeper into poverty.

A Call for Elementary Fairness

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Whores only sell part of themselves. Don't compare them to politicians....

Ditching The Cubicle

Mark K. Stutes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark K. Stutes

Most people who run their own businesses will tell you that they've never worked as hard as they did when they started up their companies. Trust me, it's not easy living off of Top Ramen and cheap coffee.

When the Poor Conspire to Keep Themselves Poor

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Crises demand far more than tweaking and nibbling at the edges. Obama squandered a unique opportunity, not realizing that you don't bring a spatula to a gunfight.

Out Of Line: Supreme Right

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mort Gerberg

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We Are #1! #1 in Right-Wing Attacks Against Us!

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

(a) "Conservative outside groups" have now spent more than $9 million "slamming vulnerable House Democrats," and (B) the total against me will reach ...

Voters! Get Your Priorities Right!

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

When bad times came, their first thought was to protect the fortunes of their rich. ************************************* Head for the lifeboats! Wo...

Corporate Values, Community Woes

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deepak Bhargava

Corporations owe the American community quality jobs, not because of the laws of the free market but because their success is built on the success of all of us.

Bringing Up Boehner

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

If Democrats want to hang onto their seats in November, they would do well to define this election in terms of the middle class and small business versus the billionaires and big corporations, and to use John Boehner as a poster child for the party.

Which of Our Leaders Are Psychopaths? A Voter and Shareholder Guide

Kim Cranston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kim Cranston

Were these "leaders" psychopaths? * • Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Pol Pot, who caused more than 100 million deaths and destroyed co...

U.S. Tax Code Encourages Companies To Rack Up Debt

Washington Post | David Cho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over the past generation, debt in America has exploded, becoming a way of life in nearly every sphere of society. And the tax code has been its handma...

First Step: Define the Problem

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

I'm rich! I've worked hard to make America my cow! Her milk is mine!...

Surprising Celebrities On Corporate Boards

DailyFinance | MATTHEW SCOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Do celebrity board members help a company? Surprisingly, recent research suggests that celebrity board appointments can add as much as 2% to the price...

Supreme Court To Decide Whether Corporations, Like Individuals, Have Privacy Rights

The Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case early next year that will impact whether corporations are able to prevent the government from publicly rel...

Google Convenes in Budapest on Internet Liberty

David Nassar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Nassar

I don't think there has been such a transformational change in the way human beings organize our social and political relationships since the development of democracy.

Cashing in on IP

Robert F. Brands | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert F. Brands

Smart organizations are realizing that IP exploitation is an enabler. It empowers companies to transform often idle holdings into a significant source of income generation.

American Consumers Aren't Buying Climate Action

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Earlier this week at the Clinton Global Initiative, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres offered her assessment of what was preventing progress in the...

William Alden

'Corporate Bloodletting' Subsides As Default Rate Returns To Pre-Crisis Levels | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Good news for corporations and the people who lend them money: The corporate default rate will likely drop to a pre-crisis level by year's end, accord...

CEOs: Here's One 4-Letter Word You Need To Start Using

Debbie Robins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debbie Robins

The modern day plague that impacts every one of us isn't a physical illness like typhoid or polio. It's an emotional disease -- unhappiness -- being fueled by our mismanaged work environments.

Jobs, Trade, and Mercantilism - Part II - Dealing With Reality

Ralph Gomory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ralph Gomory

We do not live in a world of textbook free trade. We live in a world where our trading partner China has chosen mercantilism and is using the full powers of its government to advance its industries in ways that destroy ours.

Jobs, Trade, and Mercantilism - Part I - Facing Reality

Ralph Gomory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ralph Gomory

The future of our country is endangered by massive trade deficits that are destroying industries and destroying jobs. Yet balancing trade is not on our government's agenda.

The Two Categories of American Corporation -- and Why it Matters

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Large American corporations are going global as fast as they can. That's good for their shareholders. But in a Washington ever more susceptible to their money and influence, that's not necessarily good for most Americans.