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  • Dan Loeb Simultaneously Solicits, Betrays Pension Funds

    Dan Loeb Simultaneously Solicits, Betrays Pension Funds | BLOG ENTRY

    There's confidence. There's chutzpah. And then there's Dan Loeb, hedge fund king extraordinaire and head of Third Point Capital, who's getting set to claim the World Heavyweight Championship of Balls. On April 18, Loeb will speak before the Council...

    April 11, 2013 2:45 PM ET
  • The Growing Sentiment on the Hill For Ending 'Too Big To Fail'

    The Growing Sentiment on the Hill For Ending 'Too Big To Fail' | BLOG ENTRY

    First, a quick housekeeping note: About a month ago, I got a call out of the blue from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who's one of my favorite people and something of a political hero of mine. Bernie...

    April 3, 2013 6:00 PM ET
  • Same-Sex Marriage Makes David Brooks Crazy

    Same-Sex Marriage Makes David Brooks Crazy | BLOG ENTRY

    This morning's David Brooks column on same-sex marriage was one of the weirdest, most mean-spirited things I've ever seen in The New York Times. Entitled "Freedom Loses One," the article is a sarcastic broadside against ....

    April 2, 2013 11:02 AM ET
  • Inside the Three Strikes Project: An Inmate's Letter

    Inside the Three Strikes Project: An Inmate's Letter | BLOG ENTRY

    I had to leave a thing or two out of our new article in Rolling Stone on California's insane mandatory sentencing laws, "Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Shame of The Three Strikes Laws." The piece was...

    March 28, 2013 2:30 PM ET
  • Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Shame of Three Strikes Laws

    Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Shame of Three Strikes Laws | ARTICLE

    On July 15th, 1995, in the quiet Southern California city of Whittier, a 33-year-old black man named Curtis Wilkerson got up from a booth...

    March 27, 2013 7:00 AM ET
  • Wikileaks Was Just a Preview: We're Headed for an Even Bigger Showdown Over Secrets

    Wikileaks Was Just a Preview: We're Headed for an Even Bigger Showdown Over Secrets | BLOG ENTRY

    I went yesterday to a screening of We Steal Secrets, Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney's brilliant new documentary about Wikileaks. The movie is beautiful and profound, an incredible story that's about many things all at once, including the...

    March 22, 2013 10:53 AM ET
  • Live-Blogging the Senate Hearing on J.P. Morgan Chase and the Infamous 'London Whale' Episode

    Live-Blogging the Senate Hearing on J.P. Morgan Chase and the Infamous 'London Whale' Episode | BLOG ENTRY

    Sorry for the delay, folks -- having some technical difficulties. Will be up in a moment. 9:39 a.m. Again, apologize for the delay, but we're underway. Today's Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Hearing concentrates on the...

    March 15, 2013 9:32 AM ET
  • Live-Blogging Senate Hearing Tomorrow, When J.P. Morgan Chase Will Be Torn a New One

    Live-Blogging Senate Hearing Tomorrow, When J.P. Morgan Chase Will Be Torn a New One | BLOG ENTRY

    Beginning at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, I'm going to be live-blogging a hearing held by Senator Carl Levin's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations – the best crew of high-end detectives this side of The Wire, in my opinion –...

    March 14, 2013 5:00 PM ET
  • Fallout from 'Untouchables' Documentary: Another Wall Street Whistleblower Gets Reamed

    Fallout from 'Untouchables' Documentary: Another Wall Street Whistleblower Gets Reamed | BLOG ENTRY

    A great many people around the county were rightfully shocked and horrified by the recent excellent and hard-hitting PBS documentary, The Untouchables, which looked at the problem of high-ranking Wall Street crooks going unpunished in...

    March 4, 2013 2:31 PM ET
  • Jamie Dimon Dong-Slaps Inquisitive Analyst in Hilarious Exchange

    Jamie Dimon Dong-Slaps Inquisitive Analyst in Hilarious Exchange | BLOG ENTRY

    You just can't make this stuff up. So JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is participating in an investor conference call. This is the semi-regular ritual where a financial executive throws out some already heavily-airbrushed numbers for a select...

    February 27, 2013 2:24 PM ET
  • Sequestration Cuts Crisis Makes Me Want to Strangle Both Sides

    Sequestration Cuts Crisis Makes Me Want to Strangle Both Sides | BLOG ENTRY

    If you can get past how horrifying it is, the looming "sequestration cuts" crisis is fascinating. It's like watching a bunch of gambling addicts play craps by throwing dice into a four-dimensional wormhole. There are so...

    February 26, 2013 2:45 PM ET
  • Justice Department's New Get-Tough Policy Is, Well, Not

    Justice Department's New Get-Tough Policy Is, Well, Not | BLOG ENTRY

    I don't want to sound like a broken record, but . . . the latest ploy by the government to insist it is "getting tough" on Wall Street is beyond laughable. The tough new-and-improved regime, as described by...

    February 20, 2013 4:24 PM ET
  • At Least We're Not Measles: Rationalizing Drone Attacks Hits New Low

    At Least We're Not Measles: Rationalizing Drone Attacks Hits New Low | BLOG ENTRY

    Read an absolutely amazing article today. Entitled "Droning on about Drones," it was published in the online version of Dawn, Pakistan's oldest and most widely read English-language newspaper, and written by one Michael Kugelman, identified...

    February 14, 2013 3:46 PM ET
  • Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail

    Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail | ARTICLE

    The deal was announced quietly, just before the holidays, almost like the government was hoping people were too busy hanging stockings by the fireplace...

    February 14, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • 'Bailout': Neil Barofsky's Adventures in Groupthink City

    'Bailout': Neil Barofsky's Adventures in Groupthink City | BLOG ENTRY

    Neil Barofsky isn't going to like this, but the first person I thought of when I read the former TARP Inspector General's book, Bailout, was G. Gordon Liddy. Not that he has anything in common politically with...

    February 6, 2013 11:42 AM ET
  • Get Ready For My Reddit AMA This Thursday

    Get Ready For My Reddit AMA This Thursday | BLOG ENTRY

    Click here to join Matt Taibbi's Reddit AMA. So, I was recently told that the Reddit site is awesomely popular, and that if you don't have a Reddit account, you suck and...

    February 5, 2013 5:30 PM ET
  • Taibbi Visits With Bill Moyers

    Taibbi Visits With Bill Moyers | VIDEO

    Had the great honor to visit again with the incomparable Bill Moyers, one of my favorite people and someone I've always looked up to. This week, we talked about Mary Jo White, the wrist-slapping HSBC...

    February 4, 2013 12:20 PM ET
  • New SEC Chief Mary Jo White Thinks the Government Should Bring Cases – 'To A Point'

    New SEC Chief Mary Jo White Thinks the Government Should Bring Cases – 'To A Point' | BLOG ENTRY

    A few more things about Mary Jo White, the former prosecutor and corporate lawyer recently chosen by Barack Obama to head the SEC.  Last week, I wrote about White's involvement in the notorious Gary...

    January 30, 2013 1:39 PM ET
  • Choice of Mary Jo White to Head SEC Puts Fox In Charge of Hen House

    Choice of Mary Jo White to Head SEC Puts Fox In Charge of Hen House | BLOG ENTRY

    I was shocked when I heard that Mary Jo White, a former U.S. Attorney and a partner for the white-shoe Wall Street defense firm Debevoise and Plimpton, had been named the new head of the SEC. I thought...

    January 25, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Conservatives Have Their Worst Week Ever

    Conservatives Have Their Worst Week Ever | BLOG ENTRY

    Have Republicans, and the right wing in general, ever been more disjointed? More confused? More incapable of getting out of their own way? Watching America's political conservatives try to counter-maneuver opposite Barack Obama's re-inauguration over the course of...

    January 23, 2013 12:23 PM ET
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