If I were a Republican at this particular moment, I’d have but one wish: Better grifters, please.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 21, 2012 1:10 pm|
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein calling for Social Security and Medicare spending to be “contained.”
|By: dakine01 Tuesday October 9, 2012 8:00 pm|
What I find most ironic about these CEO deficit hawks complaining about the “uncertainty” that is hurting the economy is that they are the ones responsible for helping to create said uncertainty to begin with.
|By: Peterr Monday September 17, 2012 4:16 pm|
I’ve been surprised by Mitt Romney’s forays into foreign affairs. Thus far, he’s done little but parrot tired GOP talking points, that have been used by candidates and pundits for ages. What’s missing is Romney’s personal touch. What’s missing is a foreign policy that draws on his strengths and builds on his own experiences of the world. Imagine the foreign policy approach that the founder of Bain Capital would bring to a situation like Greece…
|By: Peterr Saturday December 24, 2011 9:00 am|
The Smithsonian magazine highlights — and supports — evolution in the cover story of their January issue. Online, they go even further, with additional information and links.
Cue the TheoCon heads exploding in five, four, three . . .
|By: emptywheel Friday June 10, 2011 8:55 am|
National Counterterrorism Center head Michael Leiter resigned yesterday. After all, we spent most of Wednesday morning, during Robert Mueller’s confirmation hearing for an unusual two-year extension, talking about the importance of continuity
|By: emptywheel Wednesday June 8, 2011 5:15 pm|
In spite of his concession that the banksters’ “massive corporate frauds … weaken the financial system and victimize investors, homeowners, and ultimately taxpayers,” Mueller seems to think that a hapless teenager framed by the FBI represents a bigger threat to our country than Goldman Sachs crashing our entire economy.
|By: emptywheel Saturday May 14, 2011 7:52 am|
What does that say about DOJ, then, that the Senate is doing such a better job at investigating crimes? In just one month’s time the Senate has produced two investigations that have left DOJ–and the SEC and FEC–looking toothless by comparison.
|By: emptywheel Monday April 18, 2011 7:20 am|
The New York Times has what I assume to be a bizarre form of beat sweetener on Goldman Sachs today. It spends most of 1,300 words speculating on who might replace CEO Lloyd Blankfein if he were to step down, exploring three possible candidates in depth. But the Times ignores one of the big reasons Blankfein might be eyeing the door.
|By: dakine01 Sunday January 30, 2011 7:00 pm|
A few months ago, I offered my services — only half facetiously — to British Petroleum as CEO after I had read about and watched bits of Tony Hayward’s testimony before Congress. He’d acted like the Sergeant Schultz character (I know nothing, nothing!) on the old sitcom Hogan’s Heroes; I figured I could do at least as good a job as Hayward for a lot less money. Win-win all the way around for everyone!