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TV News & Upworthy Are Transforming Us All Into Dumb, Ill-Informed, Simple-Minded Sheep

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media
Michael Shammas

For the first time in my life, I can confidently say that most news is not making us smarter -- it is making us dumber.

Lebanese Journalists Trained to Cover/Uncover Corruption

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.21.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's a very ambitious plan that will require a gargantuan effort on journalists' part given the stakes involved, as members of parliament and ministers are not obliged to divest themselves of business interests.

Georgian CSOs at the Crossroads

Fron Nahzi | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Fron Nahzi

On October 1st, following a hotly contested election campaign, Georgia witnessed a peaceful transition of power for the first time in its history.

Corporate Bribes May Be On The Rise

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

* Only a few nations cracking down on corporate bribery, watchdog says * Companies may be more tempted to use bribes in recession ...

RNC Shows How Useless Conventions Have Become in Addressing Real Issues

Daniel Simon | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

The word is in and the people have spoken. Campaign coverage has been abysmal.

Small Business Audits A Waste Of Time, Watchdog Says

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service's watchdog criticized the agency for doing a high number of small business, "S-corporation" audits witho...

Watchdog Suspended For Wanting To Carry A Gun

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

(Adds background about investigation into Weber in a previous job and detail throughout) By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, ...

Watchdog: Obama Should 'Light A Fire' Under IRS Whistleblower Office

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) - A Republican senator advocating for whistleblowers called on President Barack Ob...

Marcus Baram

Scientists: 'It's Increasing The Risk Of Death And Destruction'

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

Less than a year after a tsunami devastated Japan, killing almost 16,000 people and causing nuclear accidents, the Obama administration is proposing t...

Marcus Baram

Volcker Rule Limps To Finish Line

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

"The Watchdog" is back off the leash, with more bark and bite. After a six-month break to focus on some other duties here at HuffPost, I'm happy to be...

The Next President Will Be a Liar

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Regardless of whether the next president is a Republican or Democrat, whether it's Barack Obama or Mitt Romney or any other of the Republican frontrunners, one thing is guaranteed: he will lie.

As Evidence Against Lenders Piles Up, Federal Prosecutors Have Stayed On Sidelines

Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

Four years after the banking system nearly collapsed from reckless mortgage lending, federal prosecutors have stayed on the sidelines, even as jud...

Alexander Eichler

Fed Links With Finance Industry Raise Conflict Of Interest Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

When the Federal Reserve was handing out emergency loans during the financial crisis, some of the money didn't have to travel very far. More than a...

Federal Agency Didn't Adequately Oversee BofA Mortgage Settlement: Report

AP | DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Housing Finance Agency failed to adequately oversee settlements between mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and ...

Marcus Baram

Watchdog: Nuclear Waste Storage Remains Risky, Continues To Vex Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green

Welcome to "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday Americans. Though the...

Marcus Baram

Nuclear Plant Was Behind On Safety Inspections

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Welcome to "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday Americans. Though the...

Marcus Baram

U.S. Nuke Plant Workers Protected By Whistleblower Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Welcome to our blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday Americans. ...

Marcus Baram

'Junk' Insurer Owned By Goldman Sachs Gets First Exemption From Health Care Provision

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday America...

Marcus Baram

EXCLUSIVE: BP's Other Troubled Gulf Rig Cleared In New Government Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scroll down to read the report NEW YORK -- BP's other troubled offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico has been cleared to operate despite some proble...

Marcus Baram

Politics Hindered Regulation Of Natural Gas Drilling For Decades

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday America...

Marcus Baram

Federal Response Lags In Wake Of Deadly Pipeline Disaster

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday America...

Marcus Baram

EPA Overhauls Controversial Regulation That Spurred Business Complaints

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday America...

Marcus Baram

Tim Geithner Scolds U.K. For 'Light-Touch' Regulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday America...

Marcus Baram

While Congress Debates EPA, CO2 Keeps Rising

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday America...

Marcus Baram

Dodd-Frank Progress Report: What's Going On?

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday America...