HISTORY® COMMISSIONS LIMITED DOCUMENTARY SERIES “WATERGATE” FROM ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNER CHARLES FERGUSON May 23, 2017 – HISTORY® has commissioned the definitive original documentary series about one of the biggest criminal conspiracies in modern politics, “Watergate,” produced and directed by Academy Award®-winning director Charles Ferguson (“Inside Job”). “The Watergate investigation transfixed America and the entire world for […]

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Originally published by the Guardian   In one of the most jaw-dropping press conferences of all time, this month President Trump declared war on the entire news media, except Fox News and Alex Jones of InfoWars. Last week he doubled down with his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, on the same day that the Guardian, New York Times, […]

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Americans will choose a new President this year, and that choice will literally change the future of life on Earth.  The reason, of course, is climate change.  If the United States government turns away from this problem – and from dealing with it – then our children will pay dearly.  But Donald Trump doesn’t care […]

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No matter who wins the Democratic nomination, it is now utterly clear that the Clinton team disastrously misjudged the American electorate.  This is not an accident.  It derives from the Clintons’ gradual evolution from idealists to hardened insiders, America’s decline into crony capitalism, and the Democratic establishment’s betrayal of its base, over the last forty […]

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The stunning ascent of Bernie Sanders portends far more than a hard-fought Democratic primary.  Its greater implication, whether Sanders wins or loses, is that America’s crony capitalism will no longer go unchallenged.  Thus Hillary Clinton and her husband, along with many others, are increasingly trapped by the wealth, credentials, and insider status they have pursued […]

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In late 2012, CNN Films approached me about directing a documentary. We discussed a number of potential subjects, and eventually settled on Hillary Rodham Clinton. The film would be ambitious, controversial, and highly visible. But I felt that it was important, that I was qualified to do it, and that I could be fair. CNN […]

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Mitt Romney has a credibility problem. He changes his beliefs like laundry (abortion, medical insurance, whether Bin Laden was worth killing, attacking Iran), refuses to disclose his tax returns, and won’t explain how he could possibly pay for the tax cuts he proposes. But there is another scandal in Romney’s campaign — namely Glenn Hubbard, […]

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Consider just this month’s news in financial services. First, Barclay’s has been manipulating the Libor, the main interest rate upon which most other interest rates and financial transactions are based, since 2005. Moreover, Barclay’s traders were colluding with traders in many other banks to assist them in manipulating the Libor too, so that they could all profit […]

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In his State of the Union speech, President Obama said and proposed many reasonable-sounding things. One of them was this: We’ll also establish a Financial Crimes Unit of highly trained investigators to crack down on large-scale fraud… financial firms violate major anti-fraud laws because there’s no real penalty for being a repeat offender… So pass […]

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What unites the midterm election results, the Federal Reserve’s decision to spend another $600 billion to keep interest rates down, the failure to address the foreclosure crisis, and America’s worsening relations with its G-20 partners? And, more generally, what explains the Obama Administration’s toothless response to the financial crisis, in particular its reversion to status […]

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