In this latest rewrite of history, Osama has suddenly lost his beard and grown a mustache, morphing into the Butcher of Baghdad -- or one of the look-alike stand-ins Saddam has been using for public appearances since 1998.
Only a tone-deaf politician could fail to realize that there is much political hay to be made from the current bumper crop of corporate scandals. So, with control of the Senate at stake, candidates -- especially in tight races like Minnesota, Missouri and Texas -- are slipping into the mantle of the reformer and doing all they can to squeeze their way into the crowded populist tent.
In the world of CEOs, loans don't bear any similarity to the terms you and I would get if we went to our local bank and asked for a loan. For startes, they're approved by corporate boards. How can all this be legal?