Corporate Power

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There has been a wholesale corporate takeover of the government. That’s the conclusion of a new report coming out today by the watchdog group Public Citizen. The report looks at how corporate America has benefited from Trump’s first month in office. Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon, is now secretary of state. Goldman Sachs alum now serve...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
An advocacy group on Tuesday delivered a letter to New York Attorney General...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A hand covered in crude from one of the hundreds of open toxic pits Chevronabandoned in the Ecuadorean Amazon rainforest. (Photo: Caroline Bennett / Rainforest Action Network)
In a move global rights groups are decrying as a Valentine's Day gift to Big...


For those puzzled by the rancor and mistrust so many feel for Hillary Clinton, a lucid Matt Taibbi looks at Clinton's $675,000 speeches to Goldman Sachs to reveal they're about not just money but allegiance. Turns out Clinton declared that "banker-bashing (was) foolish," it takes a village to get out of a financial crisis (in fact caused by a few greedy oligarchs), and public anger is something "we" - oligarchs and Clintons - need to wait out.