Carl Levin

Hungry Caterpillar

An astonishingly brazen tale of corporate tax avoidance

"You can measure America's bottom line by looking at Caterpillar's bottom line." Indeed you can.

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Right-leaning mavericks Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have been among the Kirsten Gillibrand's most outspoken allies. What gives?

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Grilled Apple

The political theater of CEO Tim Cook's congressional testimony

The political theater of CEO Tim Cook's congressional testimony.

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Regulatory Rockstar

Elizabeth Warren is using her Senate seat to grill those who let the big banks off the hook

Elizabeth Warren is using her Senate seat to grill those who let the big banks off the hook.

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Defending McCain

I’m not usually in the habit of defending Republicans. But when Sen.

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Defending McCain

I’m not usually in the habit of defending Republicans. But when Sen.

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Under the Radar

The drab Amtrak depot in Detroit, Michigan, was recently the venue for a truly surreal scene: A Republican governor accepted—gratefully—a check from the Obama administration. This was not just any federal funding, either, but $200 million for that most Europhiliac of abominations: passenger rail. Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, Ohio’s John Kasich, and Florida’s Rick Scott had all rejected the money. But here was Rick Snyder, the state’s new Republican governor, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Carl Levin, John Conyers, and John Dingell, beaming genially and brandishing a giant check.

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  Andrew Sullivan recently posted an item titled "How The Pro-Israel Lobby Works," continuing with his explanation, "By fear, threats, and stigmatization." The item links to a Media Matters blog post by M.J.

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Fittingly enough, the world’s first airstrike came exactly a century ago, on an autumn day in 1911. Eerily enough, it came in Libya, where, one day during the Italian-Turkish war of 1911-1912, Lieutenant Giulio Gavotti flew his paper-thin Taube monoplane over a camp of Turks and Arabs, dropped four hand grenades (having pulled the pins out with his teeth), and generated headlines such as this: “AVIATOR LT. GAVOTTI THROWS BOMB ON ENEMY CAMP.

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Parsing the final compromise.

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