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Matt Taibbi

The Hedge Fund That Ate Chicago

Les Leopold | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Les Leopold

There's a battle royale raging in Chicago. It pits hedge funds, the Chicago financial exchanges, real estate interests and Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the one side, against public employee unions and community groups on the other.

The Real Retirement Crisis

Randi Weingarten | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

America's retirement crisis is as consequential as our healthcare crisis. We mustered the will to do the hard work of extending access to healthcare to all Americans. We must also meet a just and civilized standard for retirement, so that retirement is a time of security, not poverty.

Matt Taibbi: America Has A 'Profound Hatred Of The Weak And The Poor'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business

Living in America has taught Matt Taibbi that we as a society have "a profound hatred of the weak and the poor." That's one claim the former Rolli...

The Hissing of the Fat Cats

Mike Lux | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The powerful, super-wealthy people at the top of the economic food chain have noticed all this populist stirring. Boy, have they noticed. In spite of all their power and wealth, they are offended that anyone is suggesting that the system should be tinkered with. They're speaking out -- in truly silly ways -- and putting their money where their mouths are.

David Gregory Gets Called Out

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 02.26.2014 | Media

Matt Taibbi called out David Gregory on Thursday while lamenting the media's treatment of Glenn Greenwald. Taibbi announced Thursday that he is le...

WHOA: Matt Taibbi Joins Glenn Greenwald At New Media Company

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.20.2014 | Media

Longtime Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi announced on Wednesday night that he is leaving the magazine to launch his own website with First Look M...

Jason Linkins

Joe Scarborough Is Mad At Matt Taibbi For Writing About Stuff On The Internet | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

"Pot makes you dumb," asserts Joe Scarborough, in POLITICO, eventually concluding, "I have found that all too often, pot just makes you dumb." Yet, in...

Zach Carter

Matt Taibbi: 'Deceptive' Subprime Lending Is Reason For The Financial Collapse | Zach Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Bankers weren't the villains of the 2008 financial crisis: they were victims of Washington's foolish affordable housing fixation. Or at least that'...

Taibbi: 'Defaulting Is Just Stupid'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business

The looming government shutdown could be terrible for the economy. Yet, Congress could do even more damage if it refuses to raise the debt ceiling, f...

WATCH LIVE: Who Matt Taibbi Wants To Run For President In 2016

HuffPost Live | Posted 09.30.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Rolling Stone political reporter Matt Taibbi joins HuffPost Live and gives a ringing endorsement for Senator Elizabeth Warren when it comes to the 201...

How Republicans and Democrats Are Both Right and Wrong on Obamacare (I Think)

Travis Irvine | Posted 11.27.2013 | Comedy
Travis Irvine

As the inevitable implementation of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, comes around this October, there is one thing th...

Matt Taibbi Rips Larry Summers

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.23.2013 | Business

Ever since it leaked that Larry Summers could very well replace Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman, he's become the intellectual punching bag of...

1 Percent to the Rest of Us: Suck it Up Losers

Richard Zombeck | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
Richard Zombeck

The underlying message in the 1 percent's latest public relations blitz seems to be that the rest of us have it all wrong and whatever we think is going on is nothing more than a bunch of rumors coming from a few misguided loud mouths.

State Crowdfunding and the State Banks Will Moot the JOBS Act

Kevin Lawton | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Kevin Lawton

We have a signed federal law allowing Americans to access securities crowdfunding, as per the JOBS Act.  But as usual, Congress passed the baton to t...

How Ratings Agencies Helped Trigger The Financial Crisis

Rolling Stone | Posted 06.23.2013 | Business

It's long been suspected that ratings agencies like Moody's and Standard & Poor's helped trigger the meltdown. A new trove of embarrassing documents s...

Bradley Manning: Guilty of 'Aiding the Enemy' if the Enemy Is Democracy

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

When the deceptive operation of the warfare state can't stand the light of day, truth-tellers are a constant hazard. And culpability must stay turned on its head.

Saving Our Economy With Public Banking

Carl Gibson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Carl Gibson

The Fed claims that quantitative easing has helped create or save almost 2,000,000 jobs since 2008, and while that may be true, the people could probably find a much better way to spend $40 billion a month and create and save far more jobs.

Taibbi Rips On New York Times Columnist

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

Rolling Stone columnist Matt Taibbi took to Twitter Wednesday to vent about Thomas Friedman's latest column in the New York Times. Of course, Taibbi i...

Look Who Tops Taibbi's 'Corporate Evil Guy Power Rankings'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business

Imagine you were tasked with assembling an elite team of CEOs to play in an all-star game of corporate corruption. Thankfully, Rolling Stone columnist...

Matt Taibbi: JPMorgan Hearings Show 'We Have Absolutely No Idea What's Going On'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business

If there's been one positive result of the largest U.S. bank grappling with $6.2 billion in trading losses, perhaps it's everyone else learning how li...

Meet the Voice of Angry Homeowners

Joel Sucher | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

Senka Huskic is mad, very mad and wants you to share that anger. Every notable historical battle that's pitted the outraged against the outrageous a...

Taibbi: Elizabeth Warren Will Be President Some Day

Posted 02.15.2013 | Business

Matt Taibbi sees bright things in Elizabeth Warren's future. The Rolling Stone columnist said of the Massachusetts Democratic Senator on Twitter F...

Matt Taibbi: Breaking Up Banks 'Should Be The Holy Grail Of Activist Goals'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.08.2013 | Business

Calling all activists! Calling all activists! Matt Taibbi has a cause for you to rally around. The progressive darling and Rolling Stone contribut...

Advice For Al Jazeera: Hire This Guy

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 04.04.2013 | Media

Can Al Jazeera make it in America? Former CNN/US president Jon Klein thinks so, as he told HuffPost Live host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin Friday. "If they ...

WATCH: Matt Taibbi on Our Blind Eye to Shockingly Bad Behavior

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

"The rule of law isn't really the rule of law if it doesn't apply equally to everybody. If you're going to put somebody in jail for having a joint in his pocket, you can't let higher ranking HSBC officials off for laundering $800 million for the worst drug dealers in the entire world."