With the shenanigans going on in Congress over the repeal of Obamacare, it is with great pride that Harvey’s Blog nominates Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Orrin Hatch for this year’s Moby’s Dick Award for excellence in ethics. It’s no secret that the Senate is mulling over the House of Representatives’ disastrously […]

If you don’t watch Fox News, read Breitbart or the Drudge Report, or listen to Rush Limbaugh, you likely don’t have any idea who Seth Rich was. If, however, you are a devotee of those dubious news sources, you have been fed a grab bag of unsubstantiated allegations designed to make you think that Rich […]

The Moby’s Dick Award goes to corporate executives or politicians that display the highest standards of ethics in the pursuit of profit. Whether it’s milking customers or fleecing the public, there never seems to be a shortage of nominees. The ink hadn’t even dried on his latest out-of-court settlement when it was learned that Fox […]

For anyone confused by the contradictions in Trump’s public pronouncements, here is the key to understanding the president-elect: He will say whatever he needs to say to please whatever audience sits in front of him at a given moment. Source: Trump’s Cabinet will serve corporate interests, not the chumps who voted for him – LA […]

There is absolutely no doubt that whatever magic dust the Trump campaign used to bamboozle voters worked like a spell from a Harry Potter film. But what were the secret ingredients in the potion and which of many wizards were behind the curtains concocting the brew? Was it Kellyanne Conway, who could make snake oil taste […]

Nominees for the 2017 Moby’s Dick Award are coming in thick and fast (or should that be long & limp?) Since bad corporate behavior is the focus of Harvey’s Blog, you would expect business people to predominate the early favorites. But now a new hybrid monster is emerging from under the bed: the businessman (or […]

The coming increase in the funding of charter schools, as advocated by the incoming Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, will drive the public and private education systems in different directions. From Michigan to North Carolina the examples stand out like pimples on a pig’s back. In North Carolina, public schools are getting a lot less, while […]

Billionaire Betsy DeVos has been named Education Secretary and her appointment is a grim foreshadowing of the direction public education is likely to take under the Trump administration. Her track record in championing for-profit charter schools is a reminder that you can make a profit on anything if you try hard enough. Western societies have […]

Politico: Donald Trump wasn’t the only person to see opportunity in the 2008 housing collapse. As the economy recovered from the rubble of failed banks, foreclosed homes and government bailouts, Steven Mnuchin emerged a winner. That success is coming back to haunt the hedge fund manager and Hollywood producer who is Trump’s choice for Treasury […]

“They all promise you the world at the end of a stick and take it away once they get in,” Teena Colebrook says Source: Donald Trump voter who lost her home to new Treasury pick Steven Mnuchin has “no faith in our government anymore” – Salon.com

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