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Charles Keating

Meet The Spiritual Forefather Of Conservatives' War On Women

Salon | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

The late Charles Keating, who died last week at the age of 90, is remembered primarily for his role in the savings-and-loan crisis of the 1980s, as a ...

Where the Tea Party and Occupy Movements See Corruption, John Roberts Sees Gratitude

David Paul | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
David Paul

Chief Justice John Roberts persists in denying what to the broad swath of the American public is self-evident: Money is corrupting our politics and undermining public confidence in our political institutions.

Charles Keating's Political Heirs: On Moralizers and Money in Politics

Michael Keegan | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

How sadly fitting that news of Charles Keating's death arrives on the same day the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court -- aka the Corporate Court -- continued its gutting of campaign finance laws.

Alan Greenspan, Animal House and the Scandal That Never Ends

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael W. Hudson

As I've tried to make sense of the Robo-Signing, Document-Backdating Foreclosure Scandal That Never Ends, a couple of things have popped in my head: Animal House and Alan Greenspan. Stay with me here.

Sins of Commission: The 40th Anniversary of the Illustrated Presidential Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography

Robert Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Brenner

I used to housesit for this hippie couple when I was a teenager. While they were away, I searched their home for porn. This was the early 1970s; you c...

With All Due Respect

Paul Slansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Slansky

Lost in the coverage of President Obama's too-gentle smackdown of John McCain at the health care reform summit was something sublime that passed from McCain's lips.

Socialism for Wall Street, Capitalism for Main Street

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Reagan is often looked upon as the Republicans' FDR. But Reagan sold the nation a bag of goods. We can finally see clearly the failed results of this three-decade experiment in laissez-faire capitalism.

A Nation of Village Idiots

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Moore

Don't let them tell you this economic meltdown is a complicated mess. It's not. Our national financial crisis is readily understood by anyone who has seen greed and hypocrisy.

Bernard Madoff Didn't Just Hurt Jews: He Was an Equal Opportunity Swindler

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Russnow

Why should Jews be any more surprised that one of their own is less than honorable? Are we not subject to the same failings of other humans?

Obama's Brilliant Shot Across the Bow

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

Obama made clear that he would not remain passive in the face of tactics such as the Willie Horton ad that undermined the 1988 campaign of Dukakis or the Swift Boat attacks against Kerry.

McCain Took $51,400 From Partners Of Law Firm Founded By Charles Keating, Including Own Nephew

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Campaign finance records show that McCain accepted contributions from 41 partners of the law firm Keating Muething & Klekamp. As the name suggests, the firm was founded by Charles Keating.

The Olympics of the Swindles

Rep. Major R. Owens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rep. Major R. Owens

The present economic collapse, which will surely devour more than a trillion taxpayer dollars within the next six months, utilized an earlier model -- the Savings and Loans swindle.

Not To Worry

Albert Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Albert Brooks

Let's say McCain wins and Sarah Palin takes over for Dick Cheney. I think it will be a smooth transition, we won't even miss a beat. I'm here to say, "What's the worst that can happen?"

Americans Still Undecided on How Much to Hate Undecided Voters

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Notte

Observers from both sides of the aisle should seize upon this opportunity and focus their collective rage at its source: undecided voters.

McCain Wants to Be President: Those Who Know Him Best Express Alarm

Win McCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Win McCormack

Not for nothing did McCain carry the moniker "McNasty" during his prep school years. McCain's struggle with a volcanic and unstable temper has apparently been life-long.

Guilt By Associations

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

I decided to put together a list of people with frightening beliefs and/or criminal backgrounds that McCain and Palin are tied to. We should all push to make the traditional media really dig into these relationships.

Friday Talking Points [51] -- Some Positivity

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While we're all waiting for someone to leak the Palin Troopergate Report (which is reminiscent of waiting for "Fitzmas" during the whole Scooter Libby...

McCain-Keating Letter: "I'm Yours Till Death Do Us Part"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Times reports that in 1986, John McCain wrote a note on House stationery to Charles Keating, chairman of a failed savings and loan asso...

A "Birds of a Feather" Campaign Strategy

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Character assassination is grossly unfair, but it's not unfair to judge people by the company they keep. No man is an island, least of all in politics.

You Don't Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Whatever you believe about Bill Ayers and the Weathermen, the fact remains that he is not running for president. But John McCain doesn't really have any other arrows left in his quiver.

Obama Finally Fastest In TV Ad Wars

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Bradley

It's all negative all the time now in the TV ad wars. For once, Obama has stolen a march on McCain in the campaign hit parade. And his attack strategy seems to be much more on the axis of decision for this election.

Brand Expert Scores Obama v. McCain 7 Ways

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Tepper Marlin

The Obama and McCain brands have been rated by branding-strategy expert Patt Cottingham of Genuine Imprints, Ltd . Her paper "Brand Obama or Brand Mc...

McCain's "Keating 5" Scandal Involvement To Be Highlighted By Obama Campaign

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Update 12:30pm Monday, October 6: The Obama campaign has released the full video of "Keating Economics: John McCain and The Making of a Financial Cris...

Seth Colter Walls

McCain Repeating Keating Era Mistakes, Regulator Warns

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the stock market recovers from its biggest single-day drop since the crash of 1987, a former federal regulator who had a front-row view of John McC...

Friday Talking Points [47] -- Our First Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Surprise! It's our first anniversary column! But before we get to that, I have to pass on this information, in the hopes nobody will get stung by a v...