Don Blankenship is the first murderous coal executive to be put behind bars. So long, Don, it’s been God-awful to know you. Don Blankenship, who was the King of King Coal, is headed toward a place he never imagined he’d end up: federal prison.
For banksters like Goldman Sachs, federal criminal settlements are just a cost of doing business. Wow, $5 billion. That’s the stunning amount Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay to settle federal criminal charges over its shameful financial scams, which helped wreck America’s economy in 2008. That’s a lot of gold, even for Goldman.
The Panama Papers exposed how the British prime minister benefited from his father’s stealth wealth. It’s said that there’s nothing more vicious than a wild animal that’s cornered. I’d add that there’s nothing more devious than a top corporate or political official caught in a hypocritical scandal.
Republican insiders are as confused as goats on astroturf when it comes to grasping Donald Trump’s appeal. Exciting news, people: The Republican Party establishment has a secret plan to stop blue-collar voters from supporting Donald Trump. The plan is code-named “Operation Paul Ryan.” Good grief.
Big pharma executives are going all out to paint themselves as the good guys — just not to you. If you wonder why Congress critters keep ignoring what the people want them to do — while doing things that people don’t want them doing — take a peek at the unique PR campaign now being […]
A corporate-backed study says the latest Washington trade scam will raise incomes — but for whom? A New York Times article about Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership opened with this sunny headline: “Trade Pact Would Lift U.S. Incomes, Study Says.”
Several states have made it a crime to record corporate animal abusers in the act By Jim Hightower Imagine the outcry by tea party Republicans if state legislators were passing laws banning the use of video cameras in banks to capture images of robbers.
When I crossed paths with a Democratic campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested he come to the local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall to hear Bernie Sanders speak. The Vermont senator, I added, was pondering a presidential run.
War is hell. Unless, of course, you happen to be a global corporate peddler of rockets, drones, bombs, and all the other hellish weaponry of military conflict. In that case, war is manna from hell. So bring it on.
Bernie’s now beating Hillary Clinton in the Iowa and New Hampshire polls The problem with applying conventional wisdom to political campaigns is that it can suddenly be upended by an unconventional campaign.