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Corporate Greed

Getting Arrested for Health Insurance Reform

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kieschnick

I might get arrested for this confrontation. I am prepared for that. I have done everything else, yet the health insurance market is getting worse and Congress has been intimidated into not acting.

Non-Profit Self Dealing at the Core of Health Care Inflation?

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

What is self dealing? Self dealing is directing business of the corporation to entities in which the director or board member may have interest.

Chemical Insecurity

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Simple, inexpensive, and common sense changes, like substituting or reducing the amount of lethal gases stored on-site, would protect millions of people from harm.

Tiger's Apology: Well That Was Uncomfortable

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Stu Kreisman

I got the feeling that the real reason for today's speech was more about the corporate Tiger than the personal.

Dude, Where's My Handout?

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sean Paige

Documentarian Michael Moore seeks $1 million in filmmaker subsidies from his home state.

Earth and the Balance of Powers: What the Citizens United Ruling Means for the Environment

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Corporations are not just citizens united to make protected speech, but artificial structures entitled to legal and tax advantages different from individual citizens. They exist for the avowed purpose of making money -- not advocating policy.

Taxing the Rich

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence Wittner

The passage of the Oregon's tax-the-rich ballot propositions is one more indication that most believe the vast wealth in the hands of individuals and corporations should be drawn upon to promote the public welfare.

Wall Street's "Sophie's Choice"

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Sophie's Choice: admit wrongdoing and risk being pursued for restitution and even jail time; don't admit wrongdoing and insure that you will never be ...

The Real Culture Wars: Big Music, Hollywood, and Silicon Valley

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Rindsberg

Culture today is owned, operated and, in the final analysis, enforced by a profit structure.

The United Corporate States Of America

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven G. Brant

We have been handed the basic tools for replacing the old values that make corporations "evil" with the new values that will make corporations "good". The Citizens United ruling need not be so bad.

High Court Rules Corporations Have Right to Bear Arms

Steven Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

American Corporations may soon deploy private Armies. Overturning multiple precedents, the Supreme Court ruled today that Corporations have "the rig...

Creativity and Prosperity: Not as Incompatible as You Think

Steven Weber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Weber

As evidenced by the failure of our mortgage and loan institutions and the failure of our government to govern with efficiency and care, the corporate approach itself is a failure because it doesn't take humans into its equation.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

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Consumer Power: A Silver Lining in the Supreme Court's Radical Ruling?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Chalupa

January 21, 2010. A day that makes me feel as though we are living our very own Star Wars Episode 3. For all the wonderful people and places in Washin...

Corporate America Wins Big

Marilyn Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marilyn Barrett

We can now expect ads costing millions of dollars adorned with adorable puppies and charming babies from corporate America trying to convince us that they know what's best. It's just good business.

Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision Puts Gay Rights at Risk

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

As an LGBT person in the United States, more Republican donations should be a scary thing. The more the monied interests in America get access to the political process, the worse off minorities and poor people will be.

Back to the Gilded Age!

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

A little over nine years ago (December 12, 2000) the conservative majority on the Supreme Court intervened in the disputed presidential election betwe...

Oil Giant Chevron Accused of "Extortion" on Capitol Hill

Han Shan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Han Shan

Chevron is making an extraordinary lobbying effort to evade responsibility for its massive toxic contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon. In solidarity with all communities where Big Oil puts profit ahead of people, we must say "no more."

Too Big To Fail - Too Big To Exist

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sen. Bernie Sanders

If any of the four largest financial institutions were to get into major trouble again, taxpayers would be on the hook for another massive bailout. We cannot let that happen.

Step Up to Mike's Challenge

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Despite all we've learned from Sicko, Fahrenheit 9/11 and Roger and Me, we continue to take abuse. Our pal Mike is now asking us to act.

AIG and the Season of Greed

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric C. Anderson

I'm expressing my shareholder outrage at the behavior of AIG's top executives, who now want raises. President Obama's compensation czar needs to take a ruler to these executives' knuckles.

From Wall Street to Neverland: The Year America Didn't Sleep

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

The public health burden of insomnia on the US is measured in the hundreds of billions of dollars. While we routinely cut calories, or cram in exercise, sleep has not even entered the conversational lexicon.

New Coke Mini - Now With 36% Less Cancerous Death!

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Morford

In an unselfish effort to help you reduce -- but not eliminate because that would be un-American and possibly communist -- your intake of our sugary poisons, we are introducing a brand-new product.

Will the New CEO of Oil Giant Chevron Listen to the People of Ecuador? (VIDEO)

Han Shan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Han Shan

"We don't want to continue dying from cancer:" This is the message that Emergildo Criollo, leader of the indigenous Cofan tribe is sending to John Watson, the new CEO of Chevron.

Buffett, Bonuses and Executive Greed

Alice Schroeder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alice Schroeder

Warren Buffett is such an important voice in the business world that, single-handedly, he could influence the way Corporate America is paid.