Forged signatures and wildly exaggerated incomes on loan paperwork. Home loans granted for properties without homes on them. Criminals hired as a mortgage brokers. These were common practices among some of the country's biggest banks and lenders...
Five years ago today, Russian investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya was shot in the elevator of her Moscow apartment building. Last month, a central figure in the case, a former police officer, was finally arrested — and today a known mobster was charged in the crime.
Just months after The Investigative Fund and The Nation published the first in-depth exposé of Birthright Israel, the free educational tours of Israel offered to young Jews abroad, comes the announcement of a press junket, designed to woo reporters who also just happen to be Birthright alums.
Fear sells, and it is a solid business. Institutions, movements, and careers have been built around addressing that fear, too. But there are more subtle political lessons to be drawn from Fear, Inc., a new report from the Center for American Progress.
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