Russell Mokhiber

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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Bill Curry, a two-time Democratic nominee for Governor of Connecticut and a White House advisor in the administration of Bill Clinton. Views
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Bill Curry on Corruption in America
When people in power in the United States talk about corruption, they often focus on corruption overseas. Corruption overseas is usually hard corruption – bribes, kickbacks, public theft. But then there is what is called soft corruption. That’s corruption American style. Legalized bribery...
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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Study Finds Single Payer Viable in 2018 Elections
Medicare for All is politically viable in 2018. That’s according to a new report from Alex Panagiotopoulos and Kingston Creative. The report is titled – Is Medicare for All Politically Viable? A Guide to 561 Congressional Candidates . The report finds that of the 561 Democratic candidates running...
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Elizabeth Warren Unveils Legislation to Hold Wall Street Executives Criminally Accountable
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) has introduced legislation — The Ending Too Big to Jail Act — that would hold big bank executives accountable when the banks they lead break the law. Ten years ago, the Federal Reserve announced action to try to save Bear Stearns from failing, marking the...
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Don Blankenship, Dead Miners, Humility, and the Limits of Free Speech in West Virginia
I was sitting at home in West Virginia tonight when a call came in from the U.S. Senate campaign for Don Blankenship. The campaign wanted to know if I wanted to participate in a phone call town hall with Don. Sure, why not. The man in charge of the town hall – a man Don referred to as Greg – said...
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Friday, March 09, 2018
Watching Labor History in Real Time
I love West Virginia.I love the people, the mountains, and the history of a people not dependent on the corporate state. Yes, Virginia—there is a history of West Virginia not dependent on the corporate state. The early northern European settlers here were self-sufficient agrarians— hunting, fishing...
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“We are hoping that we can get Frontier to come to their senses and invest in the network.” (Photo: Communication Workers of America/Flickr) Views
Monday, March 05, 2018
West Virginia Frontier Communications Workers on Strike
More than 1,400 Frontier Communications workers in West Virginia and 30 technicians in Ashburn, Virginia went on strike this morning at 12:01 am. “We have been very clear throughout the bargaining process that our top priority is keeping good jobs in our communities,” said Ed Mooney, Vice President...
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Sunday, February 11, 2018
Woman Dragged Out of West Virginia House Hearing For Listing Oil and Gas Contributions to Members
Lissa Lucas traveled the 100 miles from her home in Cairo, West Virginia to the state capitol in Charleston Friday to testify against an oil and gas industry sponsored bill (HB 4268) that would allow companies to drill on minority mineral owners’ land without their consent. Lucas began to testify...
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
From Single Payer to Pipelines, Sen. Joe Manchin Is Just Plain Brilliant
Senator Joe Manchin came to the Country Inn in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia on October 27. And he was brilliant. Manchin spoke and took questions for over three hours. One woman said she and her husband are retired military and on the military health insurance plan TRICARE. The woman said that...
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Corporate Crime Scene Views
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Going Soft on Corporate Crime a Bipartisan Affair
Donald Trump is not a fan of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the law that says it’s illegal for any person — corporate or human — to bribe overseas. Trump has called the FCPA “a horrible law” and has said that the law “puts us at a huge disadvantage.” And you could argue that the Trump...
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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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