Saturday, March 25, 2017

Filthy Lucre

Filthy Lucre
You may have noticed that Washington Babylon came out with a roar in August and has been pretty quiet for the past month or so. That’s because it turns out that it’s a lot of work to create and...
Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, you may recall, was forced to resign as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee when hacked documents showed she was rigging the primaries for Hillary Clinton. She was booed off the stage at the...
The sad tale of "pension reform" — less politely put, the construction of a pipeline from the public treasury to Wall Street — provides a unique, panoramic view of Democratic Party corruption through the tiny keyhole of every public...
I admit I’m baffled by all the praise being heaped on Senator Elizabeth Warren for her comments to Well Fargo criminal mastermind and CEO, John Stumpf. She “grilled” him, “ripped” him, “excoriated” him, and “eviscerated” him, ran the headlines....
We’ve heard a lot about problems surrounding Trump University, which sounds like a pretty big scam. We’ve heard a lot less about Baltimore-based Laureate Education, which is one of the world’s largest for-profit schools. Unlike its major American competitors,...
He’s a crude provocateur whose racism, sexism, misogyny, and other reactionary ideas disgust me to no end. Yet as a queer writer who generally believes the absolute opposite of Milo Yiannopoulos on most issues I can only offer a robust...
The Rhode Island Retired Teachers Association is one of the most innocuous-sounding organizations one could imagine, ranking up there with the Canadian ice growers lobby and the like. What scary political demands are likely to emanate from Sinatra fans whose most audacious...
One of the major foreign donors to the Clinton Foundation is a Nigerian billionaire named Gilbert Chagoury, who’s best known for helping former dictator Sani Abacha hide vast sums of money offshore. Chagoury, who has an estate in Los...
John Legere, the “hip” CEO of T-Mobile, the allegedly pro-consumer telecom “un-company” that markets heavily to millennials, repeatedly trashed Donald Trump on Twitter last year but quickly began sucking up to him ever since he won November's  election. The T-Mobile CEO has nearly...
As the primaries were starting to heat up last March and Bernie Sanders was starting to look like an actual threat to Queen Hillary’s coronation, the Democratic monarch  felt she needed to spring into action. On March 6, two...