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Will We Continue to Make the Same Mistakes on Energy Policy?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Of course, in Washington, following the money is always a sound principle for explaining repetition of failed policy.

Who Do You Trust?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

In President Obama's January 17 address on the NSA and all things supposedly secret he talked about what will be tracked and what won't be tracked. H...

Live from Bethlehem: The Goldman Sachs 2013 Christmas Story

Bill Quigley | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Wait. Mary and Joseph have picked up baby Jesus and are stepping over the piles of presents. They are leaving the spotlights and the microphones and the piles of presents. Where on earth are they going? What is wrong with them?

AGHAST -- A Four-Year Review of Musings and Musings on the Present

Asher Edelman | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business
Asher Edelman

April 8, 2008 I said the financial system would need at least 100 times the $30 billion advertised by the Fed as the ultimate need to save the syst...

No Success in Iraq -- Unless You're a War Profiteer

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 02.14.2012 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Nothing about the Iraq fiasco should be called a success, despite President Obama's attempt to provide closure to the troops misused and abused since the launch of that war.

Let's Stop Trying to Save the Environment; We Aren't Good At It, and It Isn't Working

Harris Silver | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
Harris Silver

The way to save the environment is to save capitalism. And the way to save capitalism is to understand the role of government in protecting the commons through regulation and policy.

Oil Prices 'Doing Significant Damage' To U.S. Economy, Moody's Says

AP | PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Just when companies have finally stepped up hiring, rising oil prices are threatening to halt the U.S. economy's gains. Some econo...

So When Does the Sputnik Moment Begin?

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Deily-Swearingen

Why do we continue to funnel money into programs like additional gas wells in the New York State watershed instead of embracing newer, cleaner programs like wind and solar?

Halliburton Admits Skipping Critical Test Before Gulf Oil Spill

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge is ordering tests to be performed as soon as possible on cement Halliburton Co. used to seal the BP well that late...

BP's Oily Political Connections, From the Bush to Obama Era

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

BP contributed $1.1 million to candidates in the 2000 election, most of which went to Republicans. Yet beneath the rhetoric and Obama does not emerge as any less oily than the GOP.

Oil Spill Leads To HUGE Drop In Market Caps of BP, Hailiburton

AP | SANDY SHORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DENVER — The companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico rig disaster have lost billions of dollars in market capitalization since the explosion an...

'Shadow Elite': Outsourcing Government, Losing Democracy

Charles Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Charles Lewis

Public and private are now substantially blurred, as the "transnational" political elites and the financial elites have become literally the same people. It is a condition which leaves the people feeling unrepresented.

Time to Get Real About the ACORN "Controversy"--and Republican Double Standards

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Right wing has always hated ACORN. Partially that's because the organization has been so effective at allowing poor people to vote. The Right hates it when poor people vote.

Cheney's Last Hurrah: No Light at the End of the Dark Side

Timothy Bay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Timothy Bay

"Sir, you really must hand over the keys to your office," the White House functionary continues. "Joe Biden has been working out of a small room next to the boiler in basement waiting to move into the VP office."

Soldiers Sue KBR Over Iraq Chemical Exposure

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Sixteen Indiana National Guard soldiers sued the big defense contractor KBR Inc. on Wednesday, saying its employees knowingly all...

Underlying Questions Remain About Natural-Gas Drilling

Susan Cosier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Cosier

The race to drill for natural gas has never been so furious as it has been over the last few years. Yet, still lingering is the question of whether the process could contaminate groundwater.

Right-Wing Supreme Court Draws Ire Of Senate Judiciary Committee

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

The Supreme Court has shifted dangerously to the right and is now the most pro-business Court since the monopoly greasing "Lochner-era" Court of the late 19th century.

Iraq Contractor KBR Employed Underqualified Workers

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — KBR Inc. used employees with little electrical expertise to supervise subcontractors in Iraq and hired foreigners who couldn't spea...

Woman Can't Sue Halliburton Over Rape Because Of Cheney Policy

Mother Jones | Stephanie Mencimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Wednesday, Jamie Leigh Jones told a House Judiciary Committee her now-famous story about having been allegedly drugged and gang-raped two years ago...

Sam Stein

War Contracts To Controversial Companies On The Rise | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. government awarded more than $16 billion in federal contracts to the former Halliburton subsidiary KBR between 2004 and 2006, despite controv...