Stories by Ken Silverstein

is co-editor with Alexander Cockburn of CounterPunch, a Washington, D.C.-based political newsletter and co-author of the new book "Washington Babylon." subscribe to Ken Silverstein's feed

Posted on: Jul 12, 2013, Source: Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

The Bipartisan Policy Center carries weight with the media and Congress, but its 'research' is little more than PR for moneyed interests.

Posted on: May 22, 2013, Source: The Nation

Washington institutions esteemed for their independent scholarship don't disclose donations from corporations and foreign governments.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2007, Source: Harper's

Would you lobby on behalf of a bloodthirsty dictatorship? Some of DC's most prominent lobby firms wouldn't blink. Prepare to be appalled at the utterly amoral practises of DC's lobbying world as the author exposes Washington's underbelly.

Posted on: May 22, 2000, Source: The Nation

Occidental -- an oil company trying to drill on tribal land in Colombia -- has close allies in Washington, include Vice President Al Gore, who has been forging a suspiciously tight bond with the corporation for years.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2000, Source: deleted

Corporations have moved beyond merely setting up bogus "grassroots" organizations to back their legislative goals. Now they're establishing their own "watchdog" groups. Recently, the political research organization, Contributions Watch, was paid by Philip Morris to produce a study revealing that trial lawyers were major political campaign contributers. The study was used to promote "tort reform" -- a code phrase for the campaign to shield corporations from product liability lawsuits stemming from their manufacture of potentially unsafe products.