the CAMP ENRON Report

... gateway to the next Progressive Era?

Some say it's nothing but a train wreck ... roll in the big cranes, clear the track, see what the crew's been smoking. If I thought so, I'd not be writing this ... and if they thought so, they'd not be drumming so hard.

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(2) All "major" articles of older material have now been imported, some with updates worth perusing. We'll keep it all on the main page for a while, will add a few loose pieces of history, will trim the main page and index the archives for convenience later.


free agent, loose cannon, pointy stick ... taking an imposing analytic toolkit out of the box, over the wall and into the street ... with callous disregard for accepted wisdom and standard English

reading the tea leaves from original angles, we've led with uncannily prescient takes on the federal surplus, the dotcom crash, the "Energy Crisis", the Afghan campaign, the federal deficit.

More where those came from ... stay tuned.

For brief orientation, see this
Welcome to CP

... gateway to the next Progressive Era?

For a brief orientation, see this
Welcome to Camp Enron

Many thanks to Tony Adragna and Will Vehrs, still shouting 'cross the Potomac at QuasiPundit. Early Camp Enron material can be found in QP's Dispatches department.
Thursday, May 23, 2002

--- States Divvy Up Merrill Lynch Follow-Up ---

Per WSJ, at least nine states -- a Who's Who of crusading prosecutors -- will share the second wave of Wall Street investigations and negotiations, following NY Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's settlement with Merrill Lynch over secutiry analyst misconduct. NY, MA, CT, TX, AL, NJ, CA, WA, UT ... the targeted firms have been divided. My state of Washington gets Piper Jaffray, Utah goes after Goldman Sachs, Texas and Alabama join forces to chase JP Morgan Chase, and so on.

Among other things, this is a vote of "no confidence" in the SEC and the feds in general. It's also training camp for a network of young, reform-minded public-interest attorneys. By the time the Enron meta-scandal matures (20 or 30 years from now), some of these young pups will end up as lead dogs on the national scene ... just as no-name staffers from the Watergate inquiry and the Warren Commission grew up to be household names of today.