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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.

Goldman Sachs In New York Magazine: Is The Bank Evil Or Just Smart?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Is Goldman Sachs evil -- or just wickedly smart? In "Tenacious G," New York Magazine writer Joe Hagan has come up with one of the most levelheaded l...

Taibbi: The CFTC's New Republican Operative

True/Slant | Matt Taibbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In yet another win for the anti-regulation effort in general and banks like Goldman Sachs in particular, President Barack Obama has just re-nominated ...

Embracing the Crazy

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

Birthers: the people who believe, despite all evidence to the contrary, that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, or Indonesia, or Mars, or the Seventh Ring of Hell.

Weekly Audit: Bigger Than "Too Big to Fail"

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

Congress should be writing regulations to curb risk in the financial system as fast as bankers are paying themselves bonuses. They're our representatives, after all, and it's our money.

Matt Taibbi Talks Goldman Sachs, Regulation (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Matt Taibbi, the author of the much-discussed Rolling Stone article "The Great Bubble Machine" about Goldman Sachs, recently appeared on Air America's...

Matt Taibbi On Goldman's Profits

True/Slant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

So what's wrong with Goldman posting $3.44 billion in second-quarter profits, what's wrong with the company so far earmarking $11.4 billion in compens...

Jason Linkins

Brooksley Born Named To Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I generally don't think much of high-powered congressional commissions, seeing as they typically exist as busy work done after a disaster to offset th...

Goldman, J.P. Morgan and Wall St.'s Original Sin

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

What is the origin of Wall Street's sin? And, just as importantly, who or what is responsible?

Did The U.S. Recoup Its Investment In Goldman? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Goldman shares were strong Monday morning as Meredith Whitney made some positive comments about banks generally and upgraded Goldman, specifically. Go...

The Atlantic: Taibbi Is 'Becoming The Sarah Palin Of Journalism'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Matt Taibbi's much-discussed take down of Goldman Sachs in Rolling Stone has begun to get its share of criticism. Today, Joe Weisenthal at Clusterstoc...

A Conspiracy So Vast

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

Among conspiracy theories, the one about Goldman Sachs controlling the world, is as hackneyed as they come. But it was only a matter of time before somebody didn't think it was silly at all.

Taibbi's Scream: Stop the Political System That Lets Goldman Sachs and Others Run Roughshod Over Society

Rob Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Johnson

We must recognize that we have been violated by experts and leaders. What's needed is a proper cleansing of social misdeed through outrage.

The Challenges of Communicating the Crisis

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Teitelman

We should all try harder to write more accessibly. But can the complexity of finance (and economics) be effectively captured by the kind of simple explanations required by an audience that barely knows the basics?

The Great American Bubble Machine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In Rolling Stone Issue 1082-83, Matt Taibbi takes on "the Wall Street Bubble Mafia" investment bank Goldman Sachs. The piece has generated controversy...

Taibbi Responds To Goldman's PR Department

True/Slant | Matt Taibbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After my Rolling Stone piece about Goldman, Sachs hit the newsstands last week (unfortunately the piece is not yet up on the magazine's web site, so I...

Goldman Responds To Taibbi's Takedown

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I just got off the phone with Lucas van Praag, the top flack at Goldman Sachs, who called Matt Taibbi's piece on the bank "hysterical". He also sent m...

Taibbi's Goldman Sachs Takedown In Rolling Stone: Bank Has 'Unprecedented Reach And Power' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With a subtitle like "From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression - a...

Taibbi: Goldman's Weak Apology For The Financial Crisis

True/Slant | Matt Taibbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Anyone else out there find himself doubled over laughing after reading Goldman, Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein's "apology" for his bank's behavior leadin...

Taibbi: Henry Paulson's No Hero

True/Slant | Matt Taibbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

So here's the letter I wrote to the Wall Street Journal after reading Evan Newmark's paean to Hank Paulson last week:...

The Illusion of Corporate Transparency: The Cluetrain Manifesto 10 Years Later

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

Ten years ago today, a hopefully prophetic obituary for the pre-internet business power structure, The Cluetrain Manifesto, was published. A decade later, in many key ways, it's still business as usual.

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: April 14, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dan Abrams recently tweeted that the "MSM is empowering the pirate/thugs," asking, "Would we see headlines about "muggers" vowing retaliation if a few...