Carl Levin

U.S. Corporations Are Exploiting a Huge Tax Loophole, but the GOP Doesn't Want to Close It
May 21, 2014

Republicans are futilely holding out for tax reform instead.

Hungry Caterpillar
An astonishingly brazen tale of corporate tax avoidance
April 01, 2014

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

Why Do Ted Cruz and Rand Paul Support Kirsten Gillibrand’s Sexual Assault Bill?
The four most-plausible theories
February 11, 2014

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

Grilled Apple
The political theater of CEO Tim Cook's congressional testimony
May 21, 2013

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

Regulatory Rockstar
Elizabeth Warren is using her Senate seat to grill those who let the big banks off the hook
April 18, 2013

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

Defending McCain
July 27, 2012

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

Defending McCain
July 27, 2012

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

Under the Radar
June 09, 2011

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.

The Not Very Scary Israel Lobby
May 31, 2011

  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.

More Questions Than Answers
March 22, 2011

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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