An Interview with Charles R. Morris.
Millions of words have been written about the ongoing financial disaster largely caused by the subprime mortgage mess. But the most concise and easiest to understand handbook on the issue is almost certainly Charles R. Morris’ The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: … Read More
Excerpts from Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of "Energy Independence"
From 1859, when Colonel Drake discovered oil in Pennsylvania, through 1973, the U.S. was the dominant player in the global energy business. For much of that time, America was both the dominant producer and dominant consumer of oil and gas … Read More
Was Col. Ted Westhusing's death in Iraq something more sinister than suicide?
Since last March, when I wrote a story about the apparent suicide of Col. Ted Westhusing in Iraq, I had believed there was nothing else to write about his tragic death. But in December, I talked to a source in … Read More
Faced with the Iraq war's corruption, Col. Ted Westhusing chose death before dishonor
Ted Westhusing was a true believer. And that was his fatal flaw. A colonel in the U.S. Army, Westhusing had a good job teaching English at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He was a devout Catholic who went … Read More
The Ultimate Insider Tries to Hoodwink us Again. Twice.
Work Hard, Study…and Keep Out of Politics! Adventures and Lessons from an Unexpected Public Life The Iraq Study Group Report:The Way Forward – A New Approach The ultimate crony is back on center stage. James A. Baker III, the single … Read More
The Fatal Flaw
Hubris put George W. Bush in the White House. That same hubris is bringing him down. And while seeing Bush get his comeuppance may bring some glee to his foes, that hubris is leaving America leaderless, rudderless, politically isolated, economically … Read More
The Neocons' Version of Energy Security
The phrase “energy security” has joined the likes of apple pie, motherhood and free wifi access as near-to-the-heart things that no one dare speak against. Indeed, over the past year or so, a group of Washington insiders—led by stalwart pro-Iraq … Read More
The Texas Attorney General goes after big-dollar fraud by drug companies
AG Greg Abbot is bringing in millions for the state by going after corporate drug fraudsters hen it comes to fraud, Enron, Tyco, and Big Tobacco have nothing on Big Pharma. Some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical and health care … Read More