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Coal mining is a filthy business.
Literally. Miners not only get covered in the soot of their trade, but also suffer the suffocating death called "black lung." The industry explodes mountaintops,... [read more]
Is this really happening? Is Donnie Trump really going to be the Republican Party's nominee? More preposterous, try saying this: President Donnie Trump. Surely not. I was in Washington recently and went to the Lincoln... [read more]
CorporateSpeak is an inane language that conveys seriousness without any sincerity.
Consider this example from Goldman Sachs: "We are pleased to put these legacy matters behind us. Since the financial crisis,... [read more]
The "Panama Papers" reveal a global web of the superrich hiding their wealth and nefarious deals in shell corporations set up by Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm.
Interestingly, though,... [read more]
Surprisingly, this week's prize for Stupidest Political Comment in the presidential race doesn't go to Donnie Trump or Ted Cruz.
Rather, that honor goes to the clueless cognoscenti of conventional political wisdom. They've made... [read more]
Wow, $5 billion! That's the stunning amount that Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay to settle federal criminal charges over its shameful financial scams that helped wreck America's economy in 2008. That's a lot of gold, even for Goldman.
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So long, Don, it's been God-awful to know you.
Don Blankenship, who was the King of King Coal, is headed toward a place he never imagined he'd end up: Federal... [read more]
It's said that there's nothing more vicious than a wild animal that's cornered, but I'd add that there's nothing more devious than a top corporate or political official caught in a scandalous hypocrisy.
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Okay people, we need to discuss billboards. Yes, we really must.
At best, these giant corporate placards are problematic – they garishly loom over us, clutter our landscapes, and intrude into... [read more]
Why are we Americans stuck with an out-of-date railroad system, while nations with a small fraction of our resources are cruising on High Speed Rail (HSR) networks?
Because our leaders... [read more]