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The CEO now wants a drink--
And something stronger than a spritzer.
His worry's not a storm or flood;
The dread calamity is Spitzer.

As he prepares to debate Halliburton CEO turned Vice President Dick Cheney, Senator John Edwards would do well to study up on his Harry Truman.

Two investigative bombs with long fuses are sizzling under Tom DeLay, America's Machiavelli of gerrymandering and shakedown fundraising.

The effort to rebuild Iraq looks less like an aid mission than a criminal racket.

About half of the largest ballot-counting corporation, Election Systems & Software (ES&S), is owned by the Omaha World-Herald Company, which publishes the city's conservative daily newspa

Lay's belated indictment reminds one of the limp response of Washington politics.

By now, it has become something of a media cliché to watch "fringe" protesters jumping up and down from the edges of G-8 conferences held at ever more remote locations.


Massey Energy hasn't taken a hit after the mine explosion that killed 29 miners--in fact, they're buying more companies.

April 21, 2010

The independent senator from Vermont backs four amendments to make a tepid bill muscular enough to change the way Wall Street does business.

April 20, 2010

There is much to criticize about Dodd's bill. But pay-to-play Senator Mitch McConnell is just reading Wall Street talking points.

April 19, 2010

Exhibit A in why an independent consumer watchdog is needed, both for consumers and the global economy.

April 16, 2010

Ask your House member to co-sponsor Constitutional amendment for fair elections; or find a candidate who will.

March 31, 2010

  Free public higher education it is not. But for millions of students at the margins, it's real help.

March 25, 2010

 What Tim Geithner should be getting credit for, it seems to me, is that Lehman Brothers report -- well, not the report, but the cover-up.

March 16, 2010

Icelanders have become "the world's first rebels against the idea of clearing up after the mess made by a reckless private bank."

March 7, 2010

 What could we do with $20 billion? We've got some suggestions.

February 24, 2010

How much senior executives earn, in cash and stock, is public information. How they make it is public too. Trouble is, the two are barely brought together in reporting.

February 17, 2010