March 15, 2006 -
Government contracting -- a growing form of privatization, which turns over public work to private interests -- is one of the biggest cesspools of corruption and scandal in our country today.
March 10, 2006 -
Custer Battles, the scandal-plagued Iraq contractor, has been found liable for fraud by a jury in Virginia, where the company is based, reports the Corporate Crime Reporter (no link):
March 2, 2006 -
The progressive blogosphere got all excited yesterday when pollster John Zogby released a shocking survey revealing that 72% of American troops in Iraq think the U.S. should exit with a year.
February 20, 2006 -
With the cost of the Iraq war skyrocketing -- and the government hamstrung by massive tax cuts for the rich -- President Bush has come across a quaint way to bring in some spare change: selling off public f
January 25, 2006 -
Katrina contracting scandals find their match in the latest audit from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, as reported today in the NY Times:
December 19, 2005 -
Bush's address about Iraq last night highlighted his new PR strategy for selling Iraq: in the face of widespread public demoralization about the war, the White House is going to keeping talking about how close we are to "victory" and "winning" the war (a strategy master-minded by
November 30, 2005 -
Hampton University is a private, historically-black college in Virginia, just off the Chesapeake Bay. It's also a college that apparently will go to great lengths to stifle political dissent, as students have discovered as they face expulsion for handing out literature and holding a peaceful demonstration on campus on November 2.