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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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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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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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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 09, 2016
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 05, 2016
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 04, 2015
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
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
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 07, 2015
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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