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Environmental Activist Faces Jail Time for Hanging Banners

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Tony Hayward will likely face civil penalties but no criminal prosecution. By way of contrast, Ted Glick will be sentenced for having hung two banners inside the Senate Office Building.

BP's Smoking Gun and the Manipulation of Oil Prices

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

BP is clearly in the game to maximize profits, and the higher they can push prices through their trading on exchanges, the better for BP's bottom line. How many other producers worldwide are playing the same game?

BP and the Blame Game

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

Hayward may have been brought in by shareholders who wanted to maximize profits, but we consumers are the ones asking for cheap plentiful gas at the pump.

Rumors Fly That BP CEO Resignation Is Coming

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MOSCOW -- Russia's state RIA Novosti news agency is quoting a senior Russian Cabinet official as saying that BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward is expect...

A Golden Parachute For Tony Hayward? Doubtful, Compensation Experts Say

CNN Money | Ben Rooney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK ( -- If embattled BP chief executive Tony Hayward leaves the company, he is not likely to walk with a massive windfall, compensa...

Dumbing Down: Mediocrity, the Business Mob, and Karl Rove

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Agin

Those who gravitate to management positions -- such as the people who appear before hearings to explain oil spills -- are not the brightest, but usually the middle third in university classes, the "people" persons and power strivers.

Gulf Coast Attorneys File RICO Class Action Lawsuits Against BP

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

By choosing the RICO approach, the Gulf Coast attorneys hope to provide an avenue for all Americans impacted by the disaster to stand up to the oil companies and prosecute them in civil court for their unlawful conduct.

Let the N.E.A. Lead Them

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dr. Susan Corso

We in the theatre have known for a long, long time that the show must go on. I'd venture to say that there's only one man in Washington who knows this in his bones -- National Endowment for the Arts chair, Rocco Landesman.

The Party of BP, and Proud of It

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

What did Joe Barton say that the Republican Study Committee didn't say? That Michelle Bachman, Rush Limbaugh, and Jane Nortondidn't say?

The F Word: What a Spare $1 Million Can Buy

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

BP's Tony Hayward has been yanked off spokesman duty after having the poor judgment to go yachting while the Gulf drowns in his company's oil. But acc...

BP CEO Hayward Sets Sights on a New Goal: Most Hated Man in the World (VIDEO)

Doug Molitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

There are only so many ways for a man to say, "I'm sorry I killed your ocean." Taking a week off to go yachting is not one of them.

Tony Hayward, Leaving in Style

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

There is the flapping tongue, ladies and gentlemen. And then there is the subtle beauty of the upraised middle finger.

Gulf Oil Spill: BP Magazine Discovers Bright Side To Oil Spill

Wall Street Journal | Benoit Faucon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the "Life of Brian," a 1979 comedy from the Monty Python team, the hero ends up whistling the song "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" despite...

Politics As Usual, Exponential Factor Four

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

Politics as usual is as reassuring as a warm, Vaseline-lined bathrobe. Its comforting that no matter the crisis, our politicians will find time to grandstand even if it cancels out the possibility of actual progress.

Tony Hayward Sailing

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Letterman Takes On Tony Hayward's Image (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Well Tony Hayward finally has a chance to get his life back. But with the events of the past few months, something tells us it won't be same. No probl...

BP and Risk Communication: They Just Don't Get It

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Ropeik

As a consultant in risk perception, it stuns me that the otherwise smart people who run organizations can't see that it is in their best interest to sincerely put the feelings of others first.

Stephen Hawking: Aliens 'No Longer Interested' in Invading Earth

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Even if aliens planned to travel to Earth to warn humans against destroying their own planet, Dr. Hawking said, "If they showed up now and took a look around they'd be like, 'Oops, too late.'"

Mitch McConnell: 'I Couldn't Disagree With Joe Barton More'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sought to put himself at arm's length from Republican congressman Joe Barton, who became embroiled in c...

Falling on the Swordfish

John Krifka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Krifka

CEO slips, misses point, but drowns in own oil anyway...

Gulf Oil Spill: Tony Hayward Attends Glitzy English Yacht Race As Oil Spews Into Gulf

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press LONDON — In what one environmentalist described as "yet another public relations disaster" for embattled energy gi...

Forget Ritual Suicide, What About Joe Barton's Political Suicide?

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Oh, how that sneaky Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA) toys with our emotions! We never know how we're gonna feel about him (okay, pretty sure we love the guy--bu...

As Tony Hayward Exits, Bloggers Excitedly Make Same Joke

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

This afternoon, news came that BP chief executive Tony Hayward "is being relieved of day-to-day responsibility for managing the Gulf of Mexico oil spi...

Weekly Mulch: Can Washington Stand Up to the Energy Industry?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders spent this week trying to stand up to the oil industry. In ...

Joe Barton and the Big Big Debate

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The real challenge of our time has nothing to do with whether one trusts Big Business and Wall Street more or less than Big Government. The challenge is to keep the two apart.