Robert Weissman

Robert Weissman

Robert Weissman is the president of Public Citizen. Weissman was formerly director of Essential Action, editor of Multinational Monitor, a magazine that tracks corporate actions worldwide, and a public interest attorney at the Center for Study of Responsive Law. He was a leader in organizing the 2000 IMF and World Bank protests in D.C. and helped make HIV drugs available to the developing world.

 

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
'Tough on Crime' Jeff Sessions Touts Plummeting Corporate Crime Enforcement Like It's an Achievement
On Wednesday of this week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) touted the agency’s fiscal year 2018 enforcement record even as the figures show that prosecution of white-collar crimes and corporate misconduct have plummeted. "Sessions aims to criminalize immigrants and people of color, but he and...
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We pay far more than other countries for health care, and we get far less – among rich countries, we alone have massive coverage gaps, and our health care outcomes are by far inferior.(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Fact Check: Trump Is Dead Wrong on Medicare-for-All
Note: Today, USA Today published an op-ed by President Donald Trump that included several falsehoods about single-payer health care. Lies and deceptions from Trump are nothing new. Lies and deceptions from Trump about Medicare-for All are new, so it’s worth correcting his USA Today column attacking...
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
An Open Letter to Jeff Sessions on Corporate Crime
May 1, 2018 The Honorable Jeff Sessions Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice Robert F. Kennedy Building 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 Re: Corporate Crime Database and Annual Report Dear Attorney General Sessions: The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has been clear about...
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Thursday, March 08, 2018
Wall Street Deregulation Is All About the Money
The U.S. Senate likely will pass a major Wall Street deregulation bill this week with Democratic support. It’s a package that reduces safeguards for two dozen of the three dozen largest banks, enables smaller banks to speculate with deposits, severs important consumer safeguards and more. "Creating...
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Sunday, January 28, 2018
The Trumpy Awards, Round Six: Worst Cabinet Member
Today’s Trumpys are the second set of nominees for Worst Cabinet Member, following yesterday’s consideration of Mick Mulvaney, Ryan Zinke, Gary Cohn and Jeff Sessions. The judges wish to acknowledge the many atrocious candidates not receiving nominations, including Secretary of Housing and Urban...
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Saturday, January 27, 2018
The Trumpy Awards, Round Five: Worst Cabinet Member
In the early phases of the Trump administration, it was a macabrely amusing, if horribly depressing, parlor game to predict who would be the worst Cabinet nominee. One year into the administration, considering the same question, it’s just plain depressing. With a president who has minimal and only...
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"The companies understand well who is buttering their bread." (Photo: jerry dohnal/flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, January 25, 2018
The Trumpy Awards, Round Four: Worst Corporate Giveaway
Donald Trump has handed control of our government to giant corporations. The CEO class may find him to be a “buffoon,” but they’re happy with the favors he’s raining down on Big Business and quite happy to normalize his corporate extremist policies. Trump has appointed a Cabinet stuffed with...
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"Deportation Nation." (Photo: Twitter/Public Citizen) Views
Thursday, January 25, 2018
The Trumpy Awards, Round Three: Cruelest Action
This is a mean-spirited administration. It combines a callous indifference to the poor, a contempt for the sick and vulnerable, a disregard for the truth and fairness, naked self-interest, ideological extremism and the most virulent racism, sexism and anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant sentiment in a...
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The Trumpy Awards, Round Two: Worst Anti-Democratic Action
It’s not just the Academy Awards out with its nominations today. Here comes the second installment of Trumpy nominations – highlighting the worst of the worst of the Trump administration. Today’s category: Worst Anti-Democratic Action. Vote for your pick here . Trump’s assault on democracy is no...
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Monday, January 22, 2018
Announcing the Trumpys!
The Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards have been bestowed and Academy Award nominations will be announced tomorrow . And, of course, President Donald Trump last week conferred his Fake News Awards . Now it’s our turn to weigh in, with the Trumpys, recognizing the worst elements of what is...
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