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Sergey Aleynikov, left, a former programmer at Goldman Sachs, with his lawyer Kevin Marino outside the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York.

Justice for Goldman But Not for Its Enemies

On Thursday Goldman Sachs, the powerful Wall Street investment firm, hit the trifecta in a way that says a lot about who really gets justice in America.

First, the Department of Justice announced it would not be pursuing criminal charges … More…

USDA/Justice Department Margins Workshop

Brits Say Go After U.S. Bankers, Too

The Olympics are supposed to produce harmony and understanding between nations, but as the 2012 London Games wind down, there’s nothing but acrimony between the UK and its former colony—us.

First, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney started off his recent … More…

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Moneyball vs. The Social Network in 2012

We all know that the 2012 election campaign will be the most expensive ever, costing billions.

Already each presidential candidate and their national party committees have raised about $500 million since April 2011, when the president announced he was running … More…

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Wall Street’s Stench Is All Over Facebook

Facebook’s fiasco of an IPO is turning into a full-scale Wall Street scandal.

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission, the Senate Banking Committee, and Massachusetts’ top securities regulator all have launched investigations.
  • A group of investors has filed the first lawsuit
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker on Meet the Press (540×405)

The Big Booker Brouhaha over Bain

Democrats have been seething ever since Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark NJ, and a rising star in the party, went so far off the reservation on Sunday he might as well have gone to Jupiter.

The issue was Bain … More…

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz

Obama Gains Ground with Israeli, American Jews

The more the issue of peace between Israel and the Palestinians fades into the background, the more popular President Obama gets among both Israeli and American Jews.

That’s what recent polls say, and it’s welcome news for the president’s … More…

President Obama signs the JOBS Act

When JOBS Is a Four-Letter Word

Back in the 1950s the way to pass any bill in Congress was to put “National Defense” in the title. That’s how President Eisenhower got the interstate highway system built.

Now, all you have to do is say the word … More…

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Wall Street May Have Too Many Psychopaths

I’ve been a big critic of Wall Street for years. In 2002, during then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s investigation of Merrill Lynch’s rip off of individual investors during the dot-com bubble, I described the Wall Street culture as corrupt … More…

Coverage of the CNN Florida Republican Debate in Jacksonville, FL. David S. Holloway/CNN

The Scorched Earth Primary

The Florida Republican presidential primary is coming to an end, thank God! Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will almost certainly win comfortably, putting him back on the road to the nomination after his loss in South Carolina. His principal rival, … More…

Mitt Romney campaigning in New Hampshire

Romney’s Big Gaffe

CONCORD, NH–Mitt Romney’s tightly controlled campaign unraveled a bit on the very eve of the New Hampshire primary when the former Massachusetts governor made his biggest error yet–and on a subject that has proved to be his Achilles heel.

Speaking … More…