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Thomas Friedman's New State Of Grace

Rolling Stone | Posted 08.27.2012 | Media

Thomas Friedman is awesome lately. He's stopped being the meanie of the "Suck On This" days. There's a cheery, happy, almost a giddy vibe to all of...

Wall Street's City Bid-Rigging Racket: Who Ran It? How Many Billions Are Missing? Where's the Investigation?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A recent court case proves what many of us have long suspected: Big banks have been ripping off this nation's towns and cities for years in an old-fashioned racketeering scam.

The Scam Wall Street Learned From The Mafia

Rolling Stone | Posted 06.21.2012 | Business

Someday, it will go down in history as the first trial of the modern American mafia....

Matt Taibbi: In Bloomberg's New York, The NYPD Can Search You In Your Hallways

Posted 06.04.2012 | New York

An amazing lawsuit was filed in New York last week. It seems Mike Bloomberg's notorious "stop-and-frisk" policy - known colloquially in these parts by...

Truth, Lies and the Allure of Fact-based Journalism

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Robert Teitelman

He borrows the power of the truth business to create drama. He's like the politician that lies about his résumé. But is the lying pol better or worse than the demagogue who speaks from the heart?

Matt Taibbi: Bank Of America -- Too Crooked To Fail

Rolling Stone | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business

At least Bank of America got its name right. The ultimate Too Big to Fail bank really is America, a hypergluttonous ward of the state whose limitless ...

Saki Knafo

Occupy Wall Street Regroups, Returns to Protest ALEC | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- In cities around the country today, hundreds of Occupy protestors gathered for what the movement described in a release as its "largest co...

Seven And A Half Things To Know: Income Gap, Whining Wall Street, Charlie Bit The Interwebs

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.10.2012 | Business

Eight days a week are not enough to show I care, but seven and a half things are all you need to know today. Here they are: Thing One: Income I...

Taibbi: Why Wall Street Should Stop Whining

Rolling Stone | Matt Taibbi | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

Everybody on Wall Street is talking about the new piece by New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman, entitled "The End of Wall Street as They Knew It." ...

Notes From a Party for Rich People

Daniel Cubias | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

The aluminumadores in my neighborhood at least try to maintain some kind of dignity in spite of their humiliating circumstances. Contrast that with what I witnessed at the upscale party, where a wealthy man groveled and whined just to get his friends inside.

How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love The OWS Protests

Rolling Stone | MATT TAIBBI | Posted 01.10.2012 | Business

I have a confession to make. At first, I misunderstood Occupy Wall Street. The first few times I went down to Zuccotti Park, I came away with mixed...

The Romney Thing: It's Not Human ... Yet

Robert Brenner | Posted 12.14.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

In the frozen wasteland of Antarctica, a political scientist makes a terrifying discovery: ROMNEY: Hi, I'm Mitt Romney! SCIENTIST: Oh my God! You're an alien.

Letterman's Tongue and the Jihadist

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 11.02.2011 | Comedy
Shahid Mahmood

Irony highlights our human shortcomings in the arena of ridicule. As a result, purveyors of humor are often targeted, beaten, and killed for their ability to make audiences laugh and think.

Matt Taibbi: NY Attorney General Vs. The Banking World

Rolling Stone | MATT TAIBBI | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

On the one side is Eric Schneiderman, the New York Attorney General, who is conducting his own investigation into the era of securitizations – the p...

Taibbi: No Uproar Over Potential Tax Holiday Deal In Debt Ceiling Deal?

Rolling Stone | MATT TAIBBI | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business

I’ve been in and out of DC a few times in recent weeks and one thing I keep hearing is that there is a growing, and real, possibility that a second ...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Taibbi Says Bachmann Is No Laughing Matter | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

You know you've really arrived as a force in American life when reporter Matt Taibbi has drawn down on you, and today, Bachmann gets her turn over at Rolling Stone.

Matt Taibbi: Wall St. Has No Incentive Not To Commit Crimes

Posted 07.23.2011 | Business

In a video interview with RT America, Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi, the author of Griftopia, says that as of now, and until the government more aggress...

Wall Street: Guilty As Charged

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.16.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Roger Lowenstein's piece "Wall Street: Not Guilty" is well worth reading, if only as a case study in the moral and logical blindness that's reached epidemic proportions among otherwise reasonable people in influential Washington and Wall Street circles.

Matt Taibbi: The Real Housewives Of Wall Street

Rolling Stone | Matt Taibbi | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

Why is the Federal Reserve forking over $220 million in bailout money to the wives of two Morgan Stanley bigwigs?...

Jason Linkins

Flashback: In 2012 Campaign Reporting, Watch For The 'Sweet n' Blow' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here at the Speculatron, we shall from time to time warn you about particularly odious forms of campaign journalism that will utterly ravage your mind...

Who's to Blame for the NINJA Generation?

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

Why are so many young people looking at bleak futures with fewer jobs and lower incomes and no reserves? Could it be that Wall Street and its craven machinations are somehow to blame?

Matt Taibbi: Why Isn't Wall Street In Jail?

Rolling Stone | Matt Taibbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over drinks at a bar on a dreary, snowy night in Washington this past month, a former Senate investigator laughed as he polished off his beer. "Eve...

Muni Bonds: Matt Taibbi's* Antidote to Meredith Whitney

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Meredith Whitney's unsupported claim on 60 Minutes gives muni-problem-deniers ammunition to claim there is no substance to the argument that there are serious problems with certain muni bonds.

Our Civil Cold War

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Ross

Political horror film: Sarah Palin is put into a time machine and unleashed on John F. Kennedy in the 1960s. "How's that 'civility's not a signy of we...

Be Warned: The Facebook Bubble Is Coming

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

Goldman Sachs is inflating the price of Facebook using the US tax payer as insurance. It borrows money to invest (or create new bubbles) knowing full well that if anything goes wrong, uncle Sam will be there to clean up the mess.