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Kleptocrats

Is There a Difference Between a Third World Autocrat and a Wall Street Mogul?

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

For everyday Americans to once again be able to look forward to giving more opportunities to their children than they themselves experienced in life, America must rein in its own kleptocrats on Wall Street and end the descent into economic inequality that threatens our future.

Stolen State Money: Trillions Lost Annually, Only Billions Have Been Recovered

Corbin Hiar | Posted 09.24.2011 | World
Corbin Hiar

The uprisings of the Arab spring have brought renewed attention to long-standing accusations that kleptocratic regimes throughout the Middle East have plundered their nations' assets. But recovering those assets remains a daunting challenge.

Hired DistrActivists

Paula Gordon | Posted 08.21.2011 | Media
Paula Gordon

All the media wants to hear about is a soon-to-be former Congressman whose self-absorption and bad judgement are remarkable even by current congressional standards. I don't understand professional journalists, with all the resources at their command, being so easily suckered.

From Marcos to Gaddafi: Kleptocrats, Old and New

Ibrahim Warde | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ibrahim Warde

After the fall of long-time autocrats comes the hunt for their hidden loot. Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi may be the wealthiest of all, since he is said to control over $150 billion.

Rule AND Ruin

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

We're fighting off a killer infestation. Two, actually. The first is in our solarium and threatens the life of a long-suffering plant. The second is...

Thirty-Seven Minutes

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

I revisited Barack Obama's speech on the subject of race in the United States last night. Yes, I was sorely in need of an effective antidote to Repub...