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Stevens Won’t Back Down

Oct 28, 2008
Even as his conviction has politicos rethinking Senate filibuster math, Ted Stevens of Alaska says he'll fight the verdict and continue campaigning for re-election. It's not all bad news for the longest serving Senate Republican -- and you really can't make this up -- the Senate doesn't ban convicted felons.

A Verdict on an Era?

May 25, 2006
That's what the N Times calls the conviction of Enron honchos Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling But Truthdig contributing cartoonist Mr Fish has a different perspective (click here to see the full cartoon) Truthdig editor Robert Scheer has written about the crooks from Texas in his new book, "Playing President" Click here to read some of those classic columns.

Lay, Skilling Convicted in Enron Collapse

May 25, 2006
The "smartest guys in the room" weren't smart enough to avoid conviction on securities and wire fraud conspiracy charges in one of the biggest business scandals in U.S. history. After six days of deliberation, the jury rejected Ken Lay's and Jeff Skilling's testimony as lies.

Jury Convicts Abu Ghraib Dog Handler

Mar 22, 2006
Sgt. Michael Smith (pictured above threatening an Abu Ghraib detainee with a dog) becomes the ninth soldier to be convicted for detainee abuse. He faces over eight years in prison. To date, no high-ranking officials have been charged with crimes stemming from the abuses.