Stories by Stephen Pizzo

Stephen Pizzo is the author of numerous books, including Inside Job: The Looting of America's Savings and Loans, which was nominated for a Pulitzer. subscribe to Stephen Pizzo's feed

Posted on: Jul 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Israeli settlers are stealing land. There's no other way to put it.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2013, Source: The Smirking Chimp

Has catastrophe become a kind of emotional catnip for us? You know, the kind of stuff we love to hate?

Posted on: Jan 13, 2012, Source: Smirking Chimp

Even though anti-trust laws say cable companies can't coordinate their business plans, they do.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2011, Source: The Smirking Chimp

Tea Party simpletons wrap themselves in prideful ignorance, and treat matters of life and death, like global warming, with dismissive derision.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2011, Source: BuzzFlash

It's reached epidemic levels in government. Isn't wanton ignorance among those we trust with nuclear policies, war, famine, jobs, the national debt and more, a concern?

Posted on: Jan 14, 2011, Source: News for Real

Posted on: Aug 17, 2010, Source: News for Real

When Obama asks General Petraeus how things are going in Afghanistan, he responds, "we are making solid progress, Mr.President."

Posted on: May 19, 2010, Source: News for Real

Halliburton's failed cementing job likely led to oil blowout in the Gulf -- but there's no mess big enough to take the shine off these tumor-like companies.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2010, Source: News for Real

We've gotta stop doing business with the enemy.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2010, Source: News for Real

If the government can't protect people from would-be enemies AND provide basic social services, those leaders are in defacto default of their social contract with their own people.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2010, Source: News for Real

Mr. President, take it from an ex-Marine: 'There is no fair fight. There is only the fight you win, or the fight you lose.'

Posted on: May 6, 2009, Source: News for Real

They are blaming Obama for spending, after Bush's accomplishments: a crippled economy, two failed wars and environmental crisis?

Posted on: Apr 21, 2009, Source: News for Real

In George W. Bush's America High, it was decided that the best way to deal with countries they decided were NOT cool, was to not talk to them.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2009, Source: News for Real

We need to force the administration to do to these tumorlike institutions what they just did to GM. Moving our checking accounts will do the trick.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2009, Source: News for Real

Why are the very people whose actions ignited a worldwide depression still sitting pretty, at least compared to their victims?

Posted on: Feb 12, 2009, Source: News for Real

71% of Americans want to see Bush investigated, and it's about time Obama's team hightailed their way over to court to start doing it.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2009, Source: News for Real

Progressives have been dry for so long that all that Obama bubbly went straight to our heads. But Obama or not, we're in for tough times.

Posted on: Dec 25, 2008, Source: News for Real

We need a healthcare bubble, an infrastructure bubble and a green bubble right now -- or else the whole thing will pop.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2008, Source: News for Real

The government scraps an expensive prototype of its highly touted "virtual fence" -- a multimillion-dollar waste of taxpayer money.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2008, Source: News for Real

The Clintons have built their entire political lives on the premise that if they can't win pretty, they'll settle for winning ugly.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2008, Source: News for Real

Long before the Iseman controversy, John McCain's role in the Keating Five scandal nearly ruined his Senate career.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2007, Source: News for Real

Whew, has this been an irritating year, or what!

Posted on: Feb 8, 2007, Source: News for Real

With the fifth helicopter shot down by Iraqi insurgents in three weeks, Congress must explain to the American people why they should make the sacrifice for more of our soldiers to be killed in those "flying coffins."

Posted on: Jan 30, 2007, Source: News for Real

Pizzo argues that liberals are flummoxed by the issue of immigration and losing ground by being overly politically correct. He says our focus should be on common-sense regulations and enforcement.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2006, Source: News for Real

The Baker-Hamilton report proposes to "beef up Iraqi military" with billions in new hardware -- the absolute last thing the war-torn country needs.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2006, Source: News for Real

Hours after North Korea pushed the launch buttons, our commander in chief still had only the foggiest idea what was heading our way.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2006, Source: News for Real

Is turning food into fuel as millions starve to death really the ethical answer to our oil addiction?

Posted on: Jun 20, 2006, Source: News for Real

Karl Rove is right when he calls us 'cut-and-run liberals.' As you will see, the list of things we want to cut and run from is a long one.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2006, Source: News for Real

America is starved for leaders with the audacity to take genuinely bold action. To help out, I've compiled a list of brave ideas we could desperately use now.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2006, Source: News for Real

Bush's propensity for wishy-washy 'signing statements' makes congressional legislation look disposable. Why aren't Congress members crying foul?

Posted on: May 30, 2006, Source: News for Real

Unless the loser on 'American Idol' pulls a gun and opens fire, that show belongs in the entertainment section and <i>not</i> on my front page.

Posted on: May 22, 2006, Source: News for Real

Are they the all-knowing Big Brother government? Or are they really the bumbling Maxwell Smart, last-to-know-anything government?

Posted on: May 11, 2006, Source: News for Real

The GOP knows their gig will be up in November, but that won't stop them from one final rush to top off their overflowing accounts with taxpayers' money.

Posted on: May 2, 2006, Source: News for Real

Did Cheney and oil company execs lick their chops over Iraqi oil less than two years before we invaded Iraq? Shouldn't someone find out?

Posted on: May 1, 2006, Source: News for Real

If we could slap corporate logos on politicians, like NASCAR drivers do with their cars, we could get to the bottom of where they <i>really</i> stand on the issues.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2006, Source: News for Real

America at large is starting to realize -- finally -- that President Bush is <i>exactly</i> as stupid as he looks, sounds and acts.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2006, Source: News for Real

Those who have never served in the military don't understand how extraordinary it is for career military officers to say the things they're saying.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2006, Source: News for Real

Megaplayers like Tom DeLay will always grab for the ring of power -- and in the end, that power will destroy them.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2006, Source: News for Real

For once, the president gave some solid advice on Iraq: If you want to know the truth about the war, read the internet. But the truth isn't as pretty as he hopes.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2006, Source: News for Real

The IRS's proposed rule change will allow tax preparers to sell -- uh, 'safeguard' -- your data.