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Phil Gramm, the former right-wing senator from Texas, has surprised me.
I had assumed he had zero charitable instincts, for he... [read more]
Did you scramble to get your taxes done this year, dashing to the mailbox at the last minute? Yeah, me too.
I really didn't mind paying what I owe – but... [read more]
Blending classical literature with the computer technology of subterranean imaging, scientists have made an astonishing discovery – namely, there is a tenth level of Hell!
In the 14th century, Dante,... [read more]
"Outside radical groups," squawked Rep. Scott Garrett at a recent Republican inquisition into a citizens' petition that's been submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Garrett is foaming at the mouth... [read more]
Sometimes, the collusion between big corporations and "our" government is so ridiculous, so rancid that is makes you laugh, cry, and gag – all at once – and then you pass out from the sheer... [read more]
JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and the other Wall Street behemoths that dominate American banking – who needs 'em?
After enduring years of insatiable greed by the slick-fingered hucksters... [read more]
My congratulations to workers in 16 states – from Maine to Georgia, New Jersey to Colorado! Many of you will be thrilled to know that the income taxes deducted from your paychecks each month are... [read more]
Woody Guthrie wrote a song titled "Jolly Banker," a perfect-pitch parody of the propensity of Depression-era bankers to feel good about gouging their small borrowers.
Woody's song could also apply... [read more]
The news of massive bribery by Wal-Mart's Mexican subsidiary has filled Republican Rep. Darrell Issa with outrage – not at the corporation's corruption, but at those who're outraged by it.
A... [read more]
Apparently a skunk doesn't smell its own stink – or at least it's not offended by it.
Likewise, Wal-Mart honchos are presently talking about the nauseating stench of its still-evolving bribery... [read more]