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Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on August 1, 2002

If you haven't been reading The Washington Post's series on the fall of Enron, you're missing out. The latest installment is here.

I know you've heard it before, but I'd like to point out the following paragraph:

That same day, Robert E. Rubin, the former Treasury secretary now with Citigroup Inc., called Peter R. Fisher, an undersecretary of the Treasury. Rubin asked what Fisher thought of the idea of calling the rating agencies to encourage them to work with Enron's bankers to see if there was an alternative to an immediate credit downgrade. Fisher responded, the Treasury said later, that he didn't think that was a good idea. He didn't make a call.

With the new disclosures that Citigroup was "loaning" money to Enron in such a way that it would show up as income and not debt, the investigations by Congress, particularly the Senate, should include a little talk with Rubin. What did he know and when did he know it? Also, why the heck did he make that phone call in the first place? For a brilliant man, that phone call was an extremely stupid move.


Transcript of the Hulu 1619 Project segment on Dunmore's Proclamation.

Again, none of this is true. Dunmore issued his order from exile on a ship off of Norfolk. He fled Williamsburg 5 months earlier (with his own slaves in tow) because the revolution was already underway.

I had a ruptured ectopic pregnancy in the state of Tennessee one month ago. At no time was I refused care and at no time was anyone restricted from saving my life, even though my baby did die. This is misinformation that could prevent women from seeking help.

The White House @WhiteHouse

In states where abortion is restricted, doctors live in fear of being thrown in jail for simply doing their job.

Dr. Zahedi-Spung shares her story as we call on Congress to protect reproductive freedom for the people of America.

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