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During his time at GE, Jeffrey Immelt led the company into a subprime mortgage hole so deep that it needed billions in government cash to get back out. That was before Obama made him a trusted adviser.

If corporate America and right-wing libertarians get their way, thousands of female Wal-Mart employees will never get the substance of their case heard in court.

The US Uncut movement is spreading across the country staging protests to make corporate tax dodgers pay up.

A most dastardly deed occurred last Friday when the Obama administration issued a 29-page policy statement totally abandoning the federal government’s time-honored role in helping Americans achieve the goal of homeownership.

What is the state of the union? You certainly couldn’t tell from that platitudinous hogwash that the president dished out.

Two years into the Obama presidency, with the economic data looking grim, the revolving platinum door linking the White House with Wall Street keeps swinging.

On The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, Katrina vanden Heuvel commends Bernie Sanders for standing up for the marginalized voices in the tax debate.

Former Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill, whose push for radical deregulation of the banking industry did so much to create our financial crisis, seems to be faring quite well in our shattered economy.

The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision is already having an effect on our democracy, and according to Nichols, "We may have our first fully corporate-defined election this year, in 2010."

Like the monsters in a Hollywood movie, corporations are attacking our democracy.

Blogs

Staples is at the center of a highly controversial “public-private partnership” deal to turn its counters into quasi-post offices. 

July 28, 2014

Walgreens wants to use tax loopholes to take $4 billion out of taxpayers’ pockets. And that’s just the beginning.

July 3, 2014

How the boys from New Jersey are trying to pay for it all—at taxpayer expense.

July 2, 2014

Yet another multibillion-dollar conflict-of-interest tangle involving the New Jersey governor and the former chairman of the Port Authority.

July 1, 2014

The Republican who pulled off 2014’s biggest upset is very conservative—and very critical of big corporations.

June 11, 2014

The struggle for genuine reform is in the noblest traditions of this magazine.

April 5, 2014

Rio Blanco is just one of many communuties that have been fighting destructive dam projects.

April 2, 2014

FIfty-five years after the consumer rights advocate published his first article ridiculing the auto industry for negligence, Congress is investigating another scandal. 

April 1, 2014

The real goal of the TTIP is to weaken the power of citizens to defend themselves against corporate abuses.

March 24, 2014

Policies favored by tech-industry titans tend to leave the economic privileges of the powerful unchecked, while penciling in a little welfare capitalism for the poor.

March 11, 2014