Category Archives: Corruption

Pigs at the trough

“You can’t hold a board accountable if it’s not transparent about what it’s doing.” So said former Federal Reserve governor Larry Meyer at a conference in Washington, DC, that I attended this past March. Now consider that remark as you … Continue reading

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Nancy Pelosi thinks you’re stupid

H.L. Mencken once remarked that, “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in an op/ed she “wrote” for USA Today, seems determined to test that statement with a serious of ludicrous assertions that … Continue reading

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You’d be laughing too

In this instance, a picture truly is worth a thousand words. The U.S. Congress, just as it did in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq, appears set to grant the Bush administration everything it wants in response to … Continue reading

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Interview with Mike Gravel

Last Friday, I spoke with former Senator Mike Gravel at an event here in Washington aimed at drawing attention to the case of Sami al-Arian. While some comments that Gravel made at the event seem to have attracted some of … Continue reading

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The covert war on Iran

In my last post regarding allegations of U.S. support for the anti-Iranian terrorist group, Jundullah, I noted that since the likes of Senate Intelligence Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) were unable to — or more likely, unwilling to — investigate the charges, … Continue reading

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U.S. support for Jundullah in the news

The Washington Post reports (via Scott Horton): TEHRAN, June 20 — An armed Sunni group said Friday that it had executed two Iranian policemen, and it threatened to kill 14 others abducted a week ago in an area near the … Continue reading

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The week in review

On Friday, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives capitulated to White House demands and passed a bill that essentially legalizes — retroactively — the Bush administration’s covert spying program on Americans (see Salon’s Glenn Greenwald on the many ways in which … Continue reading

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