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Political Corruption: GOP Embraces the Ken Lay Way

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans are obfuscating about the real reason for their opposition to extending unemployment benefits, the way Enron CEO Ken Lay concealed the truth about billions in losses his corporation racked up.

Jeff Skilling, Ex-Enron CEO To Interviewer: 'Could You Buy Me A Cup Of Coffee?'

Fortune | Archelle Georgiou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ninety minutes into our meeting, Skilling lowered his eyes to the floor. "I apologize for asking," he said, embarrassment in his voice. "Could you buy...

An Ode to a Disappearing Texas

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Norris

I left Texas, sadly, because it was changing and becoming what it has now become. But there are some great people there and they will make their voices heard...because Texans are not wimps!

Tiger Woods = Enron (Frank Rich Fights Flimflam With Flimflam)

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Quigg

A Martian reading Rich's words would almost certainly emerge from the column believing that Tiger Woods got famous on the strength of his claims of being faithful to his wife.

More Pigs at the Trough: What Enron and WorldCom Can Teach Us About Goldman and AIG

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

In 2003, when I wrote Pigs at the Trough, America's corporate crooks were largely playing with shareholders' money. The new batch of Pigs I cover in the just-released updated version is playing with taxpayer money -- trillions of it.

The Worst CEOs Ever

businessinsider.com | Kamelia Angelova|Jun. 5, 2009, 3:15 PM|21 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

No explanation necessary. Please let us know if we've forgotten anyone....

Madoff Just the Start of Post-Bubble Scandals

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The $50-billion fraud, allegedly perpetrated by New York's Bernie Madoff, is a predictable outcome following the collapse of a speculative bubble. Big bubbles attract bigger crooks.

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.

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.