JP Morgan is facing another multi-billion dollar fine for massive illegalities. But why is John Pierpont Morgan whining about the most recent fine? He's never actually had to pay the price and go to jail.
Officer Domenico Lillo has been accused of the "use of excessive force and falsifying records in order to cover up their actions" in various lawsuits, but was never convicted. Lillo now faces up to 30 years in prison after he was arrested by the FBI for deprivation of civil rights.
The Syriza party claims victory in Greece to become the first member of the 19-nation euro zone to be led by a party rejecting German-backed austerity. The victory is considered a victory for all the people of Europe who are fighting against austerity.
It's nice that presidential aspirants are talking about rebuilding America’s middle class. But in order to do so, they have to take direct aim at Wall Street, the ones that finance their campaigns.
While he slighted foreign policy during his State of the Union speech, President Obama has avoided new conventional wars. Here are a few other foreign policy highlights worth underlining.
The super-rich team tries to convince us that all is well with America's economy. Because to them, it's all a game and the middle-class keeps losing.
It was such idealistic “striving” by which Hubert Humphrey set the “moral test of government” – how we treat those who “in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life – the sick, the needy, and the handicapped.”
The President’s recent SOTU speech did not allude to future help for the pro-middle-class proposals many hoped would turn into laws, it did not make many feel at ease about the TPP decisions soon to be made, and it did not give many progressives comfort as to what the political future will bring.
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was recently arrested and charged with numerous counts of conspiracy, fraud, and extortion. With some politicians abusing their positions and accepting dark money, how can citizens fully trust their government?
Former transportation Security Administration Federal Air Marshal Robert MacLean has become the face for government whistleblowers. And the Supreme Court decided to uphold MacLean's and other federal employees' right to become whistleblowers.