Pulitzer Prizes Continue to Challenge American Political Criminals

Winners of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes were announced at Columbia University in New York City on Monday. The Pulitzers are highly revered and mark the best in journalism in 14 categories…

“It’s clear that good reporting by one newsroom helps generate even more good journalism by others. We need more reporters working on stories to bring matters to light, and in doing so that puts more power in the hands of citizens.

Journalism is not optional in a democracy…”

National Reporting

Awarded jointly to the staff of The Washington Post and the staff of The New York Times for coverage of contacts between Russian officials and President Donald Trump’s teams.

We should all give thanks to the absence of inner peace in the hearts and minds of investigative journalists. Especially that species willing to challenge the corrupt and powerful.

Wells Fargo faces possible $1 billion fine for fraud

❝ Wells Fargo & Co. confirmed industry and analyst speculation Friday that its two federal regulators want the bank to pay up to $1 billion in civil penalties to resolve multilayered customer-account issues…

The bank said those issues include “our compliance risk management program and our past practices involving certain automobile collateral protection insurance policies and certain mortgage interest rate lock extensions…”

❝ At $1 billion, it is likely to be among the largest fines in financial services history and already being considered at a historic level by analysts…

Never steal anything small. You’d probably get jail time.