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Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase: Pulling an Enron With Commodities

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.20.2013 | Business
Joseph A. Palermo

Goldman Sachs is doing to aluminum exactly what Enron did to energy in the late 1990s and early 2000s: create phony bottlenecks to restrict supply to rip off consumers and skew markets in their favor for things society vitally needs.

Who/What Is the Real Romney? His First and Only 'Presidential' Decision Provides the Answer

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Mitt Romney has worn coats-of-many-colors in his political life. His flipping and flopping and weaving and dodging and lying and hiding are so well-known that they hardly even evoke commentary anymore.

How Face the Nation Should Frame Questions to Romney

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.15.2012 | Media
Paul Abrams

Face the Nation will get nowhere, and make no news this Sunday, unless its questions are posed to Romney in the following fashion.

Disrupting Congress

Charles Kolb | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Charles Kolb

Today's Congress is a paragon of inefficiency, rent-seeking, crony capitalism, wasted time, and public embarrassment. Coherent and timely legislating focused on the nation's top priorities seems to be an afterthought, at best

The Irrelevance of Mitt Romney

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

There is only one thing important to know about Mitt Romney, and we already know it. He has no deep convictions. Without convictions, he is not going to step in front of the machine that brought him the White House, his cherished dream, and say "no."

Romney Will Be a Tea Party/Neocon Puppet: DeMint's (Not So) Secret Strategy for Taking Over the U.S.

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The goal of the DeMints, with the backing of the Kochs and their fellow travelers, is not to let the American people have what they want. And, they will take whatever steps necessary to buy elections, to suppress the vote, to select robotic judges.

Supreme Court Shoots Down Part Of Key Post-Enron Reform

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of the anti-fraud law enacted in response to the Enron and other corporate scandals fr...

CIA Memo To Destroy Tapes Omitted Lawyers

AP | MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When the CIA sent word in 2005 to destroy scores of videos showing waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics, there was a...

Do Your Controls Create Complexity?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Unless you periodically step back and assess the cost and benefit of control procedures and policies, you run the danger of creating more complexity than competitive advantage.

The Danger of Backsliding

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

In a political system like ours dominated by big money and the lobbyists that money hires, democracy requires eternal vigilance, even in years when Democrats control of Congress and the White House.

Top Derivatives Regulator: "We Haven't Filled The Gaps"

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess and Lagan Sebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gary Gensler, the top regulator of the commodities markets, sees the U.S. financial system still "vulnerable" to the murky world of privately negotiat...

Fixing One Wall Street Scandal, Forgetting the Last

Rep. John Sarbanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rep. John Sarbanes

When companies of any size choose to access the capital markets, they hold themselves to a higher standard. Investors deserve the same level of reliable financial reporting from all public companies.