At the beginning of British playwright Lucy Prebble’s “Enron” — onstage in an OpenTab Productions presentation — the major players in that great corporate debacle of the early 21st century gather at a reception. They are: Kenneth Lay (known as “Kenny-Boy” to George W. Bush), CEO of the Houston-based energy company; President Jeffrey Skilling; and soon-to-be Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow. Read More
President Obama, as a practice, falsely portrays the two parties. The GOP, he maintains, are shills for big business, whereas he is the scourge of the special interests. I spend much of my time correcting these falsehoods, and today I took some heat from the Left for doing this. Read More
Jim McElhatton of the Washington Times illuminates another chapter in the history of the unprofitable money-pit known as Amtrak. We already knew that they Amtrak loses money on nearly every route, and that many of their trains are more expensive to run than it would be to buy plane tickets for all of the passengers.
But it turns out they were also cooking the books: Read More
Campaign contributions from Goldman Sachs employees to President Obama are nearly seven times as much as President Bush received from Enron workers, according to numbers on OpenSecrets.org. Read More