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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.

Posted on: May 13, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Harvey Pitt, head of the SEC, is the wishy-washiest watchdog since Scooby-Doo.

Posted on: May 5, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Crusading attorney Eliot Spitzer has uncovered evidence that Merrill Lynch gave misleading stock tips to help promote companies its bankers invested in.

Posted on: May 1, 2002, Source: AlterNet

In a desperate attempt to trim the budget and minimize the projected $100 billion deficit, Bush served a blow to national security efforts.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The race for mayor of Newark has become a case study in the nationwide clash pitting reformers vs. the establishment, the afflicted vs. the comfortable.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The media is once again overdosing on its overwrought, over-the-top, overkill coverage of the arrest of D-grade celebrity Robert Blake.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2002, Source: AlterNet

We are most able to achieve the heart-to-heart, soul-to-soul connections we long for by letting our ethnic idiosyncrasies flourish.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2002, Source: AlterNet

As part of a plan approved by a bankruptcy judge on Tuesday, Enron intends to fork over $140 million in retention bonuses to "key employees" possessing "unique knowledge, skills and experience."

Posted on: Apr 15, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The shoddy police work exhibited in Tulia, Texas -- shady narc, iffy suspect IDs, a lack of corroborating evidence -- is the norm rather than an aberration.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The president is using the growing crisis in the Middle East to justify his renewed call for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2002, Source: AlterNet

President Bush is big on rhetoric but weak on action, especially when it comes to the Middle East. Perhaps that is why the Israelis are ignoring him.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2002, Source: AlterNet

For some reason, politicians on both sides of the aisle are ignoring the issue of charter schools, and our children are suffering as a result.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Unbelievably, the Supreme Court has ruled that anyone living in public housing can be evicted if their family members or guests use drugs -- even if they are unaware of the abuse.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2002, Source: AlterNet

This week, Tinsel Town has turned the spotlight on the importance of banning landmines, a move that would win foreign friends and save countless lives.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Bush plans to significantly increase U.S. aid to poor nations over the next three years -- boosting the total foreign aid package 50 percent from $10 billion to $15 billion a year by 2006.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Since political candidates long ago went Hollywood, and since Hollywood has now gone political, it's a perfect time for my annual political Oscars.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Without real authority and a real department, Tom Ridge is destined to spend another six months choosing new "terror colors" for 2003 instead of making America safer.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2002, Source: AlterNet

It recently came to light that military contractor TRW faked the results of their "Star Wars" system tests. How many more failed tests will it take to prove that NMD won't work?

Posted on: Mar 10, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Letterman and Koppel should do what all other industries are doing and merge. They could combine their award-winning programs and their complementary talents and take the new hybrid to another network.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2002, Source: AlterNet

With the Senate debating Bush's energy bill this week -- including the plans to drill in Alaska -- the old adage seems true: Oil is fair in love and ANWR.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The war has moved into a new phase: Walker vs. Cheney. No, it's not John Walker and the War on Terrorism. It's David Walker and the War on the Public's Right to Know.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Welcome to "W's Book Club," where once a month the 43rd president of the United States would invite four or five average Americans to join him in the White House dining room for a bite and a televised discussion with the author of some new book the First Lady or Karl Rove has taken a shine to.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2002, Source: AlterNet

With Enron's stench growing more acrid each day, you'd think President Bush would avoid toadying to another deep-pocketed energy giant. Well, you'd be wrong.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The flat-earth anti-condom chorus was in full cry last week after Secretary of State Colin Powell advised a worldwide audience to use condoms to protect yourself.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Since the 1950s, American farmers have been fattening their cattle with growth hormones. Bush claims that this helps national security. Talk about chewing the fat...

Posted on: Feb 10, 2002, Source: AlterNet

I've come to realize what a vital role programs like AmeriCorps can play in supporting the charitable efforts of those working in the trenches.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2002, Source: AlterNet

If the WEF meeting was supposed to be a venue for the "rich and powerful elite," why did I meet so many activists, social entrepreneurs and consumer advocates there?

Posted on: Jan 27, 2002, Source: AlterNet

While Enron's collapse has renewed the call for campaign finance reform, it hasn't sent pols rushing to hand back checks from Enron.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2002, Source: AlterNet

There must be a special Circle of Hell reserved for the perpetrators of the deliberate deception we now know Ken Lay and his cronies foisted on those who trusted them.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Now that Enron has bombed Tora Bora off the front pages, Bush's language has gone all mushy, suddenly working from the Bill Clinton playbook on equivocation.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A day after getting 14 Black Hawk combat choppers from the U.S. -- supposedly to fight the Drug War -- Colombia's president broke off peace talks with FARC rebels, pushing his country to the brink of war.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Bush fought to convince us he was a new breed of conservative -- a Compassionate Conservative. But he is actually the standard bearer of a far more coldhearted breed. Call them the Enron Conservatives.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2002, Source: AlterNet

To hear the pundits tell it, not since Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton and Franklin crossed quills at the Constitutional Convention have we seen such a confluence of greatness.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2001, Source: AlterNet

John Ashcroft: "I will start every day by reading the Bill of Rights." Osama bin Laden: "I will spend 2002 burning in hell." Tom Ridge: "I will stop scaring the bejeezus out of everyone."

Posted on: Dec 18, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Where were all these guardians of the public interest when Enron's executives were playing fast and loose with the books while bilking employees and investors out of their life savings?

Posted on: Dec 16, 2001, Source:

From shark attacks to Al Gore's beard, 2001 has been a very weird year in American politics.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2001, Source:

In the great Capitol Hill tradition of giving bills grandiloquent names, the new education bill been christened the No Child Left Behind Act.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2001, Source:

Television ads feature excerpts from a rousing speech the president gave in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, intercut with shots of travel industry employees speaking the impassioned words along with him.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2001, Source: AlterNet

What are we to make of John Walker, the 20-year-old All-American kid who turned Taliban warrior? Maybe that Bush's "us vs. them, evil vs. good" talk is only hollow rhetoric.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2001, Source:

The Enron debacle has exposed the dark side of capitalism -- and the unseemly link between money and political influence. Let's hope it also sheds a light on the desperate need for fundamental campaign finance reform.