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A Dick Cheney Christmas Carol

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Stu Kreisman

An excerpt from Dick Cheney's Diary: We turned around and I was back in my bedroom at stately Cheney Manor. "Ronnie? Mr. President?" I whispered, but he was gone.

John "Nuke Bailout" Bryson Must Not Be Secretary of Energy

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Long gone from Southern California Edison, John Bryson's ascent to head the Department of Energy would send a disastrous signal to those who are committed to a post fossil/nuclear future.

The Supermajority and the S&P 500

Ron Galloway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Galloway

As it becomes more clear that Democrats will be in charge, I believe the market is reacting to what it sees as a looming anti-business environment.

Whatever Happened To "The Magic Of The Marketplace" And "The Invisible Hand?"

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sandy Goodman

Many Americans still believe in the myth of the always perfect free market, in the face of irrefutable, worldwide evidence that there are times when it completely fails.

The Mines are Full of Canaries

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

We need a new guard, who know the system but didn't build it. Don't let anyone tell you they're not out there. They've been there for years.

The Smartest Guys on Wall Street

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joseph A. Palermo

We seem to have learned nothing from Enron. And we probably won't learn anything from the latest Wall Street catastrophe either.

Green Edge 9: Tim Sanders on Greening U.S. Workplaces

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Tepper Marlin

Tim Sanders visited with me in New York today on a tour to promote his new book, Saving the World at Work: What Companies and Individuals Can Do to Go...

What Did My Son Die For?

John Scripsick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Scripsick

Author's son died in Iraq. He died because of the Bush administration's shoddy anti-terrorism operations before 9/11, and after 9/11 so fat cats could become richer.

The Convention As Seen From The Couch

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

As I watched the speeches and the various events unfold throughout the day on C-Span, I could enjoy the event free of the inane anchor comments that endlessly fill the airwaves.

Would You Really Buy a Mortgage From John McCain?

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

McCain has Herbert Hoovered-up his slivers of economic theory from this man -- but who is Phil Gramm? His chuckle-headed ideological fanaticism nearly brought the global economy down -- twice.

McCain Owes Us More Than Gramm's Resignation

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

McCain wants us to put him in charge of the world's leading economy, but he is outsourcing his intellectual and philosophical responsibilities in that area. It seems to be part of who he is, just like Bush.

FNMA Is Making Enron Executives Look Good

Ron Galloway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Galloway

FNMA executives gamed the system to enrich themselves by exposing the American taxpayer to their company risk. It is the biggest financial scandal we'll ever see.

Regulation is Not a Bad Word

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

McCain and Gramm are financial radicals who have taken over the system. The idea of putting them back in charge is absolutely unthinkable.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Phil Gramm obviously had the quote of the week. Voters dealing with skyrocketing gas prices and collapsing home values just love being called "whiners" by a millionaire. This kind of out-of-touch condescension comes as no surprise to anyone who has followed Gramm's career. He's left his fingerprints on some of the worst economic debacles in U.S. history. He was a champion of energy deregulation, which gave us Enron and blackouts and price gouging. He was a champion of deregulating the savings-and-loan industry, the bailout of which cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars. And his leadership on banking deregulation helped create the current sub-prime mortgage crisis. Republicans love to talk about Obama's lack of experience. I'll take fresh blood over Gramm's kind of track record any day of the week.

Bush/McCain's Gas Price Scam is an Enron Re-Run

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Today, despite years of grassroots advocacy, Bush has done everything in his power to squelch the conversion to a green-powered economy.

McCain: Lock-Step and (Oil) Barrel

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

While Obama was in Illinois shoveling sand in bags to hold back the Bush-neglected infrastructure that was crumbling around him McCain was on his way to accept whoops and cheers from oil industry insiders.

Supreme Court Tosses Enron Bankers Suit, Dooms Other Cases

Los Angeles Times | David G. Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Supreme Court today dismissed a huge lawsuit growing out of the Enron debacle that sought to hold Wall Street bankers liable for scheming with the...