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Matt Taibbi Blasts David Brooks: 'Wait Until After The Bodies Were Cold' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A friend of mine sent a link to Sunday's David Brooks column on Haiti, a genuinely beautiful piece of occasional literature. Not many writers would ha...

Access and Stenographic Journalism in the Obama Era

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Sirota

The results of the Bush era are obvious -- it was the triumph of the stenographic model. With the Obama administration, is the same dynamic at play?

Taibi, Kuttner Debate Health Care Bill On "Bill Moyers Journal" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Robert Kuttner of the American Prospect and Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone agree that the health care bill taking shape in the Senate is a bad one. But ...

Protestors to Goldman Sachs: "You Are Not God" - Bernanke Explains Why

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Goldman Sachs is, in the words of Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi, "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money."

Who Duped Rolling Stone Gonzo Reporter Matt Taibbi?

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Tucker

Taibbi, Rolling Stone magazine's teen heartthrob, became a sensation last month after calling Goldman Sachs "a giant vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity."

The Killers Among Us (And Other Weak Arguments for the Senate Health Bill)

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Have you heard? Progressives who oppose the Senate health bill are the moral equivalent of mass murderers. That argument is actually being made - along with the charge, ironically enough, that they're being too emotional.

Matt Taibbi On "Colbert Report": Wall Street Is 'One Ponzi Scheme After Another' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Matt Taibbi took his crusade against Goldman Sachs to "The Colbert Report" last night, accusing the investment colossus of using its influence in gove...

Wall Street Is More of a Threat to Obama's Domestic Agenda than Afghanistan

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Whatever Obama decides to do in Afghanistan is of little consequence compared to Wall Street's ongoing "plutonomy."

Matt Taibbi: Fannie, Freddie, and the New Red and Blue

True/Slant | Matt Taibbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This GSE story is a big one, but if it gets used as a path back to a "The Market Reacted Rationally" version of history, we're screwed. It has to be l...

President Obama Loses His Base: He Just Ran Out of Slack

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

The media was quick to declare the Obama honeymoon over this summer. Yet supporters exhilarated by Obama's win in November 2008 were still willing to cut him slack. That slack just ran out.

Wall Street Conspiracies Theories Assessed

The Big Money | Gary Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

So here's a field guide to the five most prevalent Wall Street conspiracy theories, with each one graded on scope, durability, crowd appeal, and plaus...

MBAs: Goldman Sachs Still A Top-Choice Destination For New MBAs | Oliver Staley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The bank's reputation remains strong among aspiring MBAs. It was ranked the fourth-most-desirable place to work in a survey of 6,207 MBA candidates at...

Learning from Lieberman

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

If the health care bill goes down, the far right will add another notch to their belt, the media will paint Obama as a loser, and Obama will be even more cautious and pro-corporate going forward.

Matt Taibbi: How Obama Sold Out America

Rolling Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama ran for president as a man of the people, standing up to Wall Street as the global economy melted down in that fateful fall of 2008. He p...

Matt Taibbi: | Matt Taibbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Although the SEC issued more than 50 subpoenas to Wall Street firms, it has yet to identify the mysterious trader who somehow seemed to know in advanc...

Newsmakers Roasting on an Open Fire: Your Gift Ideas for 2009's Naughty and Nice

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Arianna Huffington

Earlier this week, I asked for your ideas on what gifts we should give to some of our favorite -- and not so favorite -- public figures. You dusted of...

Liberals Admit Mistake: Presidency Doesn't Matter After All

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

Liberals' disappointment with Obama's abandonment of progressive policies has brought two responses: Put pressure on Obama in effort to push him to the left, or defend his shift as a 'pragmatic' necessity.

Matt Taibbi: Elizabeth Warren For President In 2012

True/Slant | Matt Taibbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

We're coming up on the one- year anniversary of Barack Obama's election. I think it's maybe time that we asked ourselves how he's doing. He didn't ...

Matt Taibbi; "Mortgage Market Was A Giant Criminal Enterprise"

True/Slant | Matt Taibbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The court ruled that the electronic transfer system used by the private company MERS, a clearing system for mortgages, similar to a depository, that i...

It May Take A Revolt To Fix Health Care: Taibbi

Rolling Stone | Matt Taibbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Let's start with the obvious: America has not only the worst but the dumbest health care system in the developed world. It's become a black leprosy ea...

Taibbi: Why The Reports Of TARP Profits Are Propaganda

True/Slant | Matt Taibbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It was inevitable that the same people who pushed through the multi-trillion-dollar bailout of Wall Street would come out later on and tell us what a ...

Common Sense 2009

Larry Flynt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Flynt

The real war is not between the left and the right. It is between the average American and the ruling class. It's time we took back our government from those who would make us their slaves.

Fighting Words

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

The Democrats have the power and the numbers, and yet they behave as if the other side would show them the same courtesy were the roles reversed -- as if the last eight years never happened.

What Taibbi Got Wrong In His Goldman Sachs Story

The Big Money | Heidi N. Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Can one firm create a bubble? Can one firm create four bubbles? Maybe, but it's damn hard to prove. That's why it's so unimpressive that a fervent 10...

The Sound of Silence

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Yvette Kantrow

For a site that has repeatedly railed about the business press' failure to take on big financial institutions, CJR's lack of comment on a major piece that did just that was puzzling.