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Ask the Victims of 9/11 if George W. Bush "Kept Us Safe"

Robert Creamer | Posted 09.19.2015 | Politics
Robert Creamer

In the GOP debate, Jeb Bush made the outrageous statement that his brother George W. Bush "Kept us safe." Here is a news flash for Jeb: Bush did not begin his term on September 12, 2001. The worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor occurred on his watch. And it occurred after he had ignored intelligence warnings before 9/11. It is outrageous that the Bush crowd would have the audacity to say they "kept us safe" after presiding over the 9/11 debacle and the inept, ineffective, ideologically driven response that followed. The best ways to keep America safe are never to forget just what George W. Bush did to America and to keep Jeb Bush and the entire Bush gang a "safe" distance away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the levers of political power.

Caymans' Folly: Do You Know Where Your Pension Funds Are?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business
Janine R. Wedel

Islands like the Caymans are well-known as corporate tax havens, and earlier this week Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders railed against rampant offshore tax abuse. What's less well-known, but perhaps just as troubling, is that hedge funds use these havens to avoid something else as well: proper governance.

How the Shadow Elite Is Shorting 'Third World America'

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

In Arianna's new book, she details the growing the ranks of "Third World Americans." With a small group of self-interested players at the helm, "democracy goes on the auction block."

What About Josephine the Plumber? A Call for a Moral Economy

Judi Jennings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Judi Jennings

A moral economy recognizes that all people in this country are interconnected, because we are all part of the same social and political system.

Up Against a Wall (Street): The Financial Crisis and Jewish Values

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The crisis in the Western world is not financial, but a crisis of values. Isn't that what all our financial experts have been saying -- the collapse was caused by greed and material insatiability?

Who Would Want To Be President in These Times?

Bob Starks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Starks

After all of the cheering and congratulations on Inauguration Day, the new president will have to face the reality of the end of an era of prosperity and American world domination.

Why I Won't Shed Tears For Wall Street

Robert Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reed

How many companies have been damaged in the name of maximizing shareholder value? How many unnecessary mergers, spin-offs and other dumb deals were spawned just to give the stock a jolt? How many jobs and benefits were cut because Wall Street said that was an easy path to operating "efficiencies" and greater short-term returns?