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  • Thank You, Rolling Stone

    Thank You, Rolling Stone | BLOG ENTRY

    Today is my last day at Rolling Stone. As of this week, I’m leaving to work for First Look Media, the new organization that’s already home to reporters like Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras. I’ll have...

    February 20, 2014 10:35 AM ET
  • Ex-Morgan Stanley Chief Jams Foot in Mouth, Complains of CEO Abuse

    Ex-Morgan Stanley Chief Jams Foot in Mouth, Complains of CEO Abuse | BLOG ENTRY

    There's a ton of interesting stuff going on in the Wall Street sphere of late – I'm trying to find some time to do a proper write-up of the extraordinary lawsuit just filed by the Better Markets...

    February 13, 2014 5:30 PM ET
  • The Vampire Squid Strikes Again: The Mega Banks' Most Devious Scam Yet

    The Vampire Squid Strikes Again: The Mega Banks' Most Devious Scam Yet | ARTICLE

    Call it the loophole that destroyed the world. It's 1999, the tail end of the Clinton years. While the rest of America obsesses over...

    February 12, 2014 11:00 AM ET
  • Latest Health Care Flap Shows Media at its Most Boring

    Latest Health Care Flap Shows Media at its Most Boring | BLOG ENTRY

    There's a reason why people hate politics in this country. Or, at least, a reason they hate reading about it: It's boring. It's the same kind of boring that prevents all but the most desperate from getting off...

    February 6, 2014 1:40 PM ET
  • Jamie Dimon's Raise Proves U.S. Regulatory Strategy is a Joke

    Jamie Dimon's Raise Proves U.S. Regulatory Strategy is a Joke | BLOG ENTRY

    If you make a big show of punishing someone, and when you're done they still don't think they have a behavior problem, you probably picked the wrong punishment. Every parent on earth knows this implicitly – but...

    January 30, 2014 12:55 PM ET
  • Bailout Architect Runs For California Governor; World Laughs

    Bailout Architect Runs For California Governor; World Laughs | BLOG ENTRY

    I want to apologize for this space being blank for quite some time. I actually spent the bulk of the last two days on a long blog post about the "Dr. V." story in Grantland. But then...

    January 24, 2014 12:05 PM ET
  • A New Low in Health Care Rhetoric

    A New Low in Health Care Rhetoric | BLOG ENTRY

    I thought we'd heard it all when Sarah Palin compared having to pay taxes for someone else's health care to slavery, but old friend and Ayn Rand devotee Megan McArdle may have one-upped her. Like the...

    January 8, 2014 11:15 AM ET
  • Yuppie Prohibition League Denounces Pot Legalization

    Yuppie Prohibition League Denounces Pot Legalization | BLOG ENTRY

    With all the other nonsense going on in this country, it's amazing (but of course expected) that anyone with other things to do would find the time to denounce Colorado's legal marijuana experiment. (See: The Great...

    January 3, 2014 1:55 PM ET
  • On Christmas, Republicans Quietly Declare War on Themselves

    On Christmas, Republicans Quietly Declare War on Themselves | BLOG ENTRY

    The holidays are a great time in politics. Every year it's the same: the minute the last bits of wrapping paper have been cleared away, and Grandpa has passed his last puff of holiday gas, you can...

    December 30, 2013 11:45 AM ET
  • Sarah Palin's Impressively Incoherent 'Duck Dynasty' Comments

    Sarah Palin's Impressively Incoherent 'Duck Dynasty' Comments | BLOG ENTRY

    I miss Sarah Palin. I was bummed when she decided not to run for president the last time around. It would have been hard to find a challenger to Barack Obama less funny than Mitt Romney (notwithstanding...

    December 19, 2013 2:35 PM ET
  • The Rumored Chase-Madoff Settlement Is Another Bad Joke

    The Rumored Chase-Madoff Settlement Is Another Bad Joke | BLOG ENTRY

    Just under two months ago, when the $13 billion settlement for JP Morgan Chase was coming down the chute, word leaked out that that the deal was no sure thing. Among other things, it was said...

    December 16, 2013 3:05 PM ET
  • Lurid Subprime Scams Unveiled in Long-Running Fraud Trial

    Lurid Subprime Scams Unveiled in Long-Running Fraud Trial | BLOG ENTRY

    Lost amid the hoopla over JP Morgan Chase's record-setting $13 billion settlement this fall was news of another monster court resolution – a $2.46 billion judgment, the largest ever awarded after trial in a securities...

    December 12, 2013 4:20 PM ET
  • Apocalypse, New Jersey: A Dispatch From America's Most Desperate Town

    Apocalypse, New Jersey: A Dispatch From America's Most Desperate Town | ARTICLE

    The first thing you notice about Camden, New Jersey, is that pretty much everyone you talk to has just gotten his or her ass...

    December 11, 2013 10:10 AM ET
  • Another Batch of Wall Street Villains Freed on Technicality

    Another Batch of Wall Street Villains Freed on Technicality | BLOG ENTRY

    I love covering trials, which is one reason I've been a little sad since switching over to the Wall Street beat: Few of the bad guys in this world ever even get interviewed by the authorities, much...

    December 4, 2013 5:10 PM ET
  • The Winners of the 'Chase Twitter Fail' Haiku Contest

    The Winners of the 'Chase Twitter Fail' Haiku Contest | BLOG ENTRY

    Last week, I ran a quick post in this space ("Chase's Twitter Gambit Devolves into All-Time PR Fiasco") on the epic Twitter fail that was JP Morgan Chase's planned #AskJPM online Q&A. For those who...

    November 19, 2013 2:30 PM ET
  • Chase's Twitter Gambit Devolves into All-Time PR Fiasco

    Chase's Twitter Gambit Devolves into All-Time PR Fiasco | BLOG ENTRY

    I almost couldn't believe it when I heard that JP Morgan Chase was going to do a live Twitter Q&A with the public – you know, all those people around the world they've been bending over and...

    November 15, 2013 1:30 PM ET
  • Campaign 2016: The Dumb Season Starts Early

    Campaign 2016: The Dumb Season Starts Early | BLOG ENTRY

    Thanks in part to a Beltway gossip network that loves chattering about the Clintons and just can't wait until 2016, and thanks in part to a punditocracy that is perennially covering the same story, regardless of year...

    November 13, 2013 2:20 PM ET
  • Chase Isn't the Only Bank in Trouble

    Chase Isn't the Only Bank in Trouble | BLOG ENTRY

    I've been away for weeks now on a non-financial assignment (we have something unusual coming out in Rolling Stone in a few weeks) so I've fallen behind on some crazy developments on Wall Street. There are multiple...

    November 5, 2013 12:55 PM ET
  • Nobody Should Shed a Tear for JP Morgan Chase

    Nobody Should Shed a Tear for JP Morgan Chase | BLOG ENTRY

    A lot of people all over the world are having opinions now about the ostensibly gigantic $13 billion settlement Jamie Dimon and JP Morgan Chase have entered into with the government. The general consensus from most...

    October 25, 2013 1:05 PM ET
  • Democrats Must Stop Ted Cruz's Hollywood Ending

    Democrats Must Stop Ted Cruz's Hollywood Ending | BLOG ENTRY

    Having lived in the former Soviet Union for 10 years, I will forever have plastered to the back of my cerebellum the commemorative bumper sticker: "WWSD?" What Would Stalin Do? It's a useful question to ask sometimes, because...

    October 11, 2013 11:28 AM ET
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