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A lonely Cracker Barrel restaurant stands alongside the highway that
runs near my house.

1. Which of the following statements is true?
A: George W. Bush has been arrested four times.
B: George W. Bush is the first President with an MBA.

How does a fiercely anticorporate musician feel about participating in a
corporate entertainment system?

So onward into 2003 we go, amid INS roundups of Middle Easterners in
Southern California and the grand hunt for Saddam's "material breaches,"
which could be a song out of Gilbert and Sullivan.

The financial scandals continue to produce more outrageous revelations,
but lately they come with lurid personal details more appropriate to
bottom-dwelling tabloids than the Wall Street Jou

Dear Dr. Madlaw,
   As a newly elected member of Congress, I am appalled at the high cost
of living in Washington. What's a hard-working public servant to do?

Support was provided by the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the
Dick Goldensohn Fund, and is gratefully acknowledged. Liza Featherstone
is writing a book about Wal-Mart and women workers, to be published by
Basic Books in late 2004.

(An Upper East Side Sea Chanty
Sung to the tune of 'Blow the Man Down')

Blogs

The settlement with one of the nation’s biggest banks is historic—what should be next?

November 20, 2013

Members of Business Roundtable, a corporate lobby advocating for cuts to retirees’ benefts, have retirement acounts more than 1,200 times the size of the median American worker's. 

November 19, 2013

We talk about conservatism’s “business” and "traditionalist" wings. But when it gets right down to it, they’re as interconnected as the two sides of a mobius strip.

November 15, 2013

Big business used to buy into the center-left consensus. Then, suddenly, it didn’t. 

November 13, 2013

Two cheers for Bill Gross, the co-founder and managing director of PIMCO, the California-based bond house that manages some $2 trillion in other people’s wealth.

November 4, 2013

The case against GMOs has strengthened steadily over the last few years, even as the industry has expanded all over the world.

October 29, 2013

JPMorgan deserves to be paying their 13 billion dollar fine—they’ve got a rap sheet longer than a London whale, head to tail.

October 29, 2013

The smallest federal enforcement outfit has perhaps the best record on Wall Street prosecutions. Why?

October 23, 2013

Will the Justice Department finally pursue criminal charges against the megabank for its long list of misdeeds?

October 21, 2013

Opposition to affordable healthcare has always been backed by untold sums of corporate money and marked by a notably consistent streak of red-baiting rhetoric and doom-saying predictions.

October 5, 2013