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Casino Jack and the United States of Money
Muckraking documentarian Alex Gibney here directs his camera toward the influence-peddling scandals that erupted around Jack Abramoff.
"...the nobleness of spirit of D.C.’s major players. Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) is a showman..."

May 21, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

"...reform law while curiously invoking the name of the Enron founder who died before he was sentenced to prison..."

April 9, 2010 News Feature

Invoking Ken Lay
Health care reform opponents use odd ally to deflect criticism
"...military spending any time soon?) But bringing in the Enron fraudster as the voice of moral reason? Really?..."

April 7, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Joseph Stack Manifesto
Reprint of pilot's suicide note
"...Andersen (the very same folks who later brought us Enron and other such calamities) and an equally sleazy New..."

Feb. 18, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

Usual Suspects Bankrolling GOP Primary Campaigns
Friends with money giveth to Perry and Hutchison
" Houston's Nancy Kinder – former personal assistant to Enron's Ken Lay, wife of energy mogul Richard Kinder, and..."

July 24, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Notes on Tea-Bagging
"...mess by deregulating banks and other nefarious organizations like Enron. And it was the irresponsible tax cuts and two..."

April 21, 2009 Postmarks

Point Austin: Astroturf and Grass
More than one way to spark a demonstration
"...Allied Signal, Archer Daniels Midland, DaimlerChrysler, Emerson Electric Company, Enron, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Philip Morris and U.S...."

April 17, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Page Two: Love and Badges
The last 'Page Two' on SXSW 09 (probably)
"...air of camaraderie, accomplishment, and pride. This is not Enron or Lehman Bros. There is no talk of profit,..."

April 3, 2009 Column by Louis Black

In Cyberspace, No One Can Hear You Scream
Alex Gibney, the Dean campaign, and beyond
"...Oscar-winning director of Taxi to the Dark Side, and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room screened a rough-cut..."

July 18, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Implausible Deniability
When did McCain first know Phil Gramm, and what did he know about him?
"...the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 (aka the Enron Loophole) and lobbyist for sub-prime mortgage speculators as chief..."

July 11, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Great Crusader
Nobody's safe from man-with-a-camera Alex Gibney
"...20th century meatpacking industry viewed Sinclair.) His 2005 film, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, remains one of..."

July 11, 2008 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney puts the famed journalist, icon, and myth Hunter S. Thompson before his lens and comes away with a telling portrait of the man and his era.
"...such as Oscar-winner Taxi to the Dark Side and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and dives right..."

July 4, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Farewell, Joe Allen
Texas Democratic Party pays tribute to Dirty Thirty veteran
"...state rep (and later vice-president of government affairs for Enron) represented the Harris district for 13 years. starting in..."

May 28, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Taxi to the Dark Side
Alex Gibney's new documentary focuses on the patterns of abuse committed by American armed forces against enemy combatants in Iraq and elsewhere. Instead of bad apples, he finds bad orders.
"...shake off. Director Gibney (who previously helmed the excellent Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) rips to shreds..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Reputation. Image. Perception.
"...Babe Ruth,” Stark says. “Thursday, he was compared to Enron.” Imagine being viewed on the level of the Bambino,..."

Feb. 7, 2008 Sports Post by Christopher Bond

Naked City
"...other energy news, the Senate has closed the so-called Enron loophole, as part of the pending farm bill, restoring..."

Dec. 28, 2007 News Feature

PUC Plays Musical Chairs
Smitherman to head up state-wide electricity regulators.
"...for preventative regulation, to prevent price gouging or another Enron. Former Harris County ssistant district attorney Smitherman has instead..."

Nov. 19, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Hightower Report
War on Terrorists Gets Goofier; and An Early and Exclusive Primary
"...minute! Aren't these the same people who brought us Enron, NAFTA, offshoring, exorbitant credit-card fees, dependency on oil, pension..."

Sept. 28, 2007 News Column by Jim Hightower

Saying Goodbye to the City Store
The sure to be little lamented gift shop closes at month's end.
"...Can this be the beginning of the end of Enron on the Colorado? The presser: The Austin City Store..."

Sept. 11, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

No End in Sight
If you're growing as weary of Iraq war documentaries as you are of the war itself, then this sobering, information-filled study of the war's origins is the film for you.
"...Alex Gibney helmed another smart-as-a-whip doc, the feisty, maddening Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. No End in..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

TV Eye
The Ultimate Mother
"...Frobisher is the CEO at the center of an Enron-like scheme that bilked his employees of their retirement funds...."

Aug. 24, 2007 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Austin Energy Ain't Gonna Get Enroned
Austin Energy's bringing in market experts on keeping the lights burning.
" keep track of the labyrinthine complexities of the Enron scandal will know how mind-bogglingly complex and perilous longterm..."

June 29, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Page Two: Brain Wash
Coming to terms with conspiracy theorists, with some help from Loudon Wainwright III
" at, pilgrim. Following the logic of your column, Enron, Iran-Contra, stolen elections: just run along and forget about..."

June 29, 2007 Column by Louis Black

Page Two: Conspiracy Theories
Can you handle the truth?
"...very complex conspiracies. Some, like Iran-Contra, Aaron Burr, and Enron, have been uncovered as they unfolded. Others, including the..."

June 22, 2007 Column by Louis Black

Rodeo 80
The 2007 Legislature in a quick-step roundup
"...penalties for utilities like TXU, which greens accuse of Enron-style market manipulation, died with the close of the session...."

June 8, 2007 News Column

Made in Texas
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: Should Texas have seen this coming?
"...Vinson & Elkins LLP, who went on to represent Enron during their collapse and bribe-taking Abramoff cohort Bob Ney...."

May 18, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Bowl Week: or, Holy Hopping Baby Jesus, It’s Eastern West Virginia Tech vs. Cal-Poly San Luis State!
"...many more Terrell Owens, Barry Bonds, Latrell Sprewells, and Enron Fields.    I still can’t thank the city of Houston..."

Dec. 27, 2006 Sports Post by John Razook

The Hightower Report
Softening the Words of War; and "Burden" on Corporate Crooks
"...who brought you the culture of corruption that allowed Enron and so many others to rip off workers and..."

Nov. 24, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
"...chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission during the Enron era and the Public Utility Commission of Texas during..."

Nov. 10, 2006 News Feature

Texas Coal Rush Update
Planned coal power plants loom large, get political
"...recent Dallas Morning News report that implicated TXU in Enron-style illegal market manipulation involving shutting off power-generating capacity to..."

Oct. 13, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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