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Posted on: Oct 20, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Department of Justice lawyers lined up on behalf of the Bush's friends in the hydrocarbon-loving auto-manufacturing industry to strangle California's attempt at cleaning up the air.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The most affluent fifth of the American population received half of all household income last year, while the poorest fifth received 3.5 percent.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2002, Source: AlterNet

It's post-Enron synergy: corporate restitution and boffo ratings!

Posted on: Oct 6, 2002, Source: AlterNet

No one in the Bush administration is talking about how many of our soldiers will be sent home in body bags.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Robert Torricelli's self-serving, teary-eyed, 'I've-been-done-wrong' speech announcing the end of his reelection bid was enough to curdle even the sweetest milk of human kindness.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2002, Source: AlterNet

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.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Somehow all the world's evildoers have been awarded honorary Iraqi citizenship by Mr. Bush and his saber-rattling support group of Rumsfeld, Cheney, Rice, and Co.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2002, Source: AlterNet

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.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Despite indictment after indictment, criminal CEOs don't seem to be getting the notion of right and wrong.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The youthful indiscretions of the rich -- and of Bush family members -- are routinely treated with a slap on the wrist and a ticket to rehab while poor kids are shipped off to prison.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Reforms of IPO loopholes that allow the wealthiest one percent of America to control 47.7 percent of the market are needed now, not after the election or regime change in Iraq.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Let us also not for forget Sept. 12, the day the shock subsided and Americans responded with charity and service.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Even after the bursting of the stock market bubble and myriad corporate crime cases, the White House is sticking to its Reaganomics guns.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The president wants "No Child Left Behind." But his patchwork plan to transfer kids to better schools would not be better than a single-payer education system.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Take this Labor Day quiz to test your knowledge of the recent gang of crooked CEOs.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Powerful mutual funds managers, emboldened by the call for responsibilty, are wielding their enormous power to keep corporate crime in check.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2002, Source: Salon

Young black men get singled out among drug offenders for the harshest punishment, then they lose their right to vote. With laws like this, who needs Jim Crow?

Posted on: Aug 21, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Putting the billions of scammed dollars in perspective.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The scandalous CEOs have pushed us too far, and finally are reaping the whirlwind of public fury.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Like the Branch Davidians, the Brunch Bushians found comfort by withdrawing from a world that was confusing, complicated, and just a little too unfriendly of late.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2002, Source: AlterNet

We can't settle for companies like Citigroup promising to no longer help corporate crooks intent on fleecing us.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Passage of the corporate responsibility bill may not be enough to curb the enormous influence of corporate lobbyists.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The ghosts of Harken and Halliburton -- questionable offshore tax shelters -- are coming back to haunt the Vice President.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2002, Source: AlterNet

What was it in our collective unconscious that allowed scores of corporate execs to take millions before our very eyes?

Posted on: Jul 28, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Corporate America's most notorious continue to enjoy the high life while the victims of their pillage watch their savings slip away.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2002, Source: AlterNet

We live with a corporate culture in which practices that are blatantly illegal for the man on the street are touted as breakthrough for the man in the boardroom.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Financial frauds that have endangered jobs, retirement funds and the stock market, the "profit uber alles" mindset is endangering the health and safety of the American people.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Unlike the majority of nonviolent drug cases, corporate wrongdoers rarely do any time behind bars.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2002, Source: AlterNet

All of official Washington is high on corporate punishment. But if past is prologue, then very few of the robber barons will ever see the inside of a jail cell.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The "genius of capitalism" crowd has adopted a new strategy: publicly embrace reform while working diligently behind the scenes to undermine it.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Every scandal produces at least one classic and defining euphemism -- a judiciously chosen word or phrase diligently employed to sugarcoat the sour reality at hand.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2002, Source: AlterNet

As 'Politically Incorrect' ends its remarkable run, the appropriate farewell is not a eulogy, but a celebration of the show's rare willingness to speak truth to power.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2002, Source: AlterNet

In light of Dennis Kozlowski's sketchy business practices, the indictment of the former star CEO on tax evasion is no surprise.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The post-Enron momentum has dissipated to such an extent that one salivating banking industry lobbyist crowed: "Enron is over."

Posted on: Jun 5, 2002, Source: AlterNet

It's now painfully clear that there were terror warning signs aplenty but that they were disregarded by distracted FBI officials who had their eyes on a very different prize.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2002, Source: AlterNet

It turns out that the Merrill Lynch financial scandal was just the appetizer to a smorgasbord of greed, corruption and insider dealing.

Posted on: May 30, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Though missed terror warning signals dominate the headlines, there is another story of warning signs being ignored by our elected officials: the sorry state of our economy.

Posted on: May 22, 2002, Source: AlterNet

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?

Posted on: May 19, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to mega-millions spent on campaign contributions and lobbying, the pharmaceutical industry has skirted government oversight of patent-extending and price-gouging schemes.

Posted on: May 15, 2002, Source: AlterNet

U.S. companies are slashing their tax bills by tens, and sometimes hundreds, of millions of dollars by reincorporating themselves offshore.

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