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John Arnold

How a Former Enron Exec Is Getting Between Patients and Necessary Drug Treatments

Rob Sawicki | Posted 04.22.2017 | Politics
Rob Sawicki

In the United States, no federal agency is empowered to provide objective analysis about how cost-effective a drug treatment is. In the absence of a true neutral arbiter, insurance companies and pharmacy benefit managers funded a group called the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) to fill that void.

The Insurance Companies' Latest Target: Specialty Drugs

Paul Alexander | Posted 04.26.2017 | Business
Paul Alexander

Read the headlines these days and you'd think the health insurance companies are going broke. It's true most insurers offering Obamacare are losing mo...

Detroit's Own Blackman & Arnold Reunite For Big Show at Royal Oak Music Theatre

Kelly Frazier | Posted 05.27.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

We all know the big name artists who are the faces their respective genres in Detroit; whether its hip hop, techno, rock, jazz, or whatever. The condu...

How Big Money Lost -- And Workers Won -- in Phoenix

Jordan Marks | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Jordan Marks

Proposition 487, which would have ended pensions for Phoenix firefighters, police officers, and thousands of other public workers and moved them into risky, privatized plans, went down in flames at the ballot box last Tuesday by over 10 percentage points.

Paul Blumenthal

Outside Money Surge Makes Kansas Senate Race Costliest In State History

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Few Senate races have seen a gush of spending like the competition in Kansas between Sen. Pat Roberts (R) and independent challenger Gre...

The Real Retirement Crisis

Randi Weingarten | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

America's retirement crisis is as consequential as our healthcare crisis. We mustered the will to do the hard work of extending access to healthcare to all Americans. We must also meet a just and civilized standard for retirement, so that retirement is a time of security, not poverty.

Friday Talking Points - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John Boehner has a song in his heart. As he was busy passing a clean debt ceiling bill in his House, he followed up with another lyric from the tune.

CAVES

The New York Times | Elizabeth Jensen | Posted 02.14.2014 | Media

WNET, the New York City public television broadcaster, said Friday that it will return a $3.5 million grant it received to sponsor an ambitious projec...

How PBS Is Becoming The Plutocratic Broadcasting Service

PandoDaily | Posted 02.13.2014 | Media

Just a few hours after its billionaire anti-pension benefactor John Arnold responded to Pando’s exclusive story about media corruption, public broad...

The Truth About California's Pension Slashers

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

The initiative would not only cut the retirement benefits of future public sector workers, but of current government employees as well. Should the measure make it to the ballot and prevail, that provision will surely trigger a bitter legal fight.

John Arnold and Jeremy Ellis at the Majestic Theatre

Kelly Frazier | Posted 01.26.2014 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Both of their careers are stories in themselves, but together they are an amazing sight to see.

Ex-Enron Trader Retires At 38 With Billions In The Bank

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.04.2012 | Business

Most of us would feel lucky to have the means to retire at 38. Now imagine retiring at that ripe old age with $3.5 billion in the bank. That's the...