Russell Mokhiber

Russell Mokhiber is editor of the Washington, D.C.-based Corporate Crime Reporter.  He is also founder of singlepayeraction.org, and editor of the website Morgan County USA.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 8:15am
Slandering Single Payer
The Diane Rehm Show Tuesday morning was devoted to the topic — The Affordable Care Act Three Years In: What’s Working And What’s Not. The guests on the show were Julie Rovner, senior correspondent, Kaiser Health News , Stephanie Armour, healthcare reporter, Wall Street Journal , and Susan Dentzer...
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 11:00am
In Cold Blood — Feds Call for Max Sentence for Former Massey CEO Blankenship
The federal sentencing memo on Don Blankenship is like no other sentencing memo in the history of corporate crime. Prosecutors want the judge in the case to sentence Blankenship to the maximum one year and $250,000 fine — which prosecutors condemned as a paltry maximum given the nature of the crime...
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 1:00pm
Single Payer Advocate Quentin Young Dies at 92
Dr. Quentin Young, past president of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) and from 1992-2014 the organization’s national coordinator, died on March 7 in Berkeley, California where he had been under the watchful eyes and care of his daughters and other family members. He was 92. In...
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 8:15am
What’s Being Fined? Not Corporate Crime
One way to check on government action against corporate crime is to type into Google News the word “fined.” Who is getting fined for wrongdoing? Five years or so ago, if you did this, you would get a smattering of corporate criminals on the first page. But let’s look and see what we get today...
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 11:15am
The Corporate Case for Single Payer
Mingling among the doctors, nurses and activists at the single payer conferences in Chicago this weekend was one Richard Master. Master is the owner and CEO of MCS Industries Inc., the nation’s leading supplier of wall and poster frames — a $200 million a year company based in Easton, Pennsylvania...
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 7:30am
Single Payer and the Case Against 'Clicktivism'
Obamacare, with its promise of healthcare reform, took the wind out of the sails of the single payer movement. In the House of Representatives, the number of co-sponsors of the single payer bill, HR 676, today is at 53 — down from a high of about 100. Under Obamacare, 30 million Americans are still...
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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 1:15pm
Critics Rip GM Deferred Prosecution Agreement in Engine Switch Case
General Motors will pay $900 million, enter into a deferred prosecution agreement and accept a monitor for three years as part of a settlement of allegations that it failed to disclosed a faulty engine switch in GM automobiles that resulted in 124 deaths. That’s according to the deferred...
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Monday, September 7, 2015 - 10:30am
It's the Surreal Thing
We’re number one. In obesity. West Virginia is in a dead heat (emphasis on dead) with Mississippi. That’s according to the most recent ranking (2013) from the Trust for America’s Health — up from number four in 2012. That’s an obscenity. What can be done? The West Virginia School of Public Health...
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Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 11:45am
Coca Cola and the West Virginia University School of Public Health
Hoppy Kercheval is host of the popular West Virginia radio talk show — Talkline. The show runs weekdays from 10 am to 12 noon statewide on the West Virginia Metronews Radio Network. Kercheval’s politics run right of center, but he’s considered a fair and balanced host. On Fridays at 11:30,...
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Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 9:00am
West Virginia Legislation Would Criminalize Teaching Social Problems First
Attention West Virginia civics teachers. Legislation was introduced this week in the West Virginia House of Delegates (HB 2107) that would prohibit the teaching of “social problems, economics, foreign affairs, the United Nations, world government, socialism or communism until basic courses in...
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