Matt Taibbi

Matt Taibbi

Matt Taibbi is Rolling Stone’s chief political reporter. His predecessors include the likes of journalistic giants Hunter S. Thompson and P.J. O'Rourke. Taibbi's 2004 campaign journal Spanking the Donkey cemented his status as an incisive, irreverent, zero-bullshit reporter. His books include Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History, The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion, Smells Like Dead Elephants: Dispatches from a Rotting Empire.

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Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Iowa: The Meaningless Sideshow Begins
The 2012 presidential race officially begins today with the caucuses in Iowa, and we all know what that means …
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Saturday, December 24, 2011
A Christmas Message From America's Rich
It seems America’s bankers are tired of all the abuse. They’ve decided to speak out. True, they’re doing it from behind the ropeline, in front of friendly crowds at industry conferences and country clubs, meaning they don’t have to look the rest of America in the eye when they call us all imbeciles and complain that they shouldn’t have to apologize for being so successful.
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Friday, November 11, 2011
How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the OWS Protests
I have a confession to make. At first, I misunderstood Occupy Wall Street.
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Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Why Mitt Romney's Entitlement-Privatization Plan is Crazy
David Brooks, the [gratuitous insult deleted], wrote this this morning entitled "Mitt Romney, the Serious One." In it, he explained how Romney’s recent decision to unveil a plan for reforming the entitlement system "demonstrates his awareness of the issues that need to define the 2012 presidential election."
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Sunday, October 30, 2011
Another Weapon for OWS: Pull Your Money Out of BofA
My good friend Nomi Prins has a great new piece out that I just caught on Zero Hedge , chronicling 10 reasons why depositors should pull out of Bank of America.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
The $2 Billion UBS Incident: 'Rogue Trader' My Ass
The news that a "rogue trader" (I hate that term – more on that in a moment) has soaked the Swiss banking giant UBS for $2 billion has rocked the international financial community and threatened to drive a stake through any chance Europe had of averting economic disaster. There is much hand-wringing in the financial press today as the UBS incident has reminded the whole world that all of the banks were almost certainly lying their asses off over the last three years, when they all pledged to pull back from risky prop trading.
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Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Obama and Jobs: Why I Don't Believe Him Anymore
I was in an airport in Florida yesterday and was forced into a terrible, Sophie's Choice-type choice.
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Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Debt Ceiling Deal: The Democrats Take a Dive
So the debt deal has finally been reached. As expected, the agreement arrives in a form that right-thinking people everywhere can feel terrible about with great confidence. The general consensus is that for the second time in three years, a gang of financial terrorists has successfully extorted the congress and the White House, threatening to blow up the planet if they didn't get what they wanted.
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Friday, July 22, 2011
Corporate Tax Holiday in Debt Ceiling Deal: Where's the Uproar?
Have been meaning to write about this, but I’m increasingly amazed at the overall lack of an uproar about the possibility of the government approving another corporate tax repatriation holiday.
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Thursday, July 14, 2011
Greed, Excess and America's Gaping Class Divide
Courtesy of good friend and Supreme Court of Assholedom justice David Sirota comes this revolting list of Marie Antoinettoid moments from recent years, in an article called "The New 'Let Them Eat Cake!'"
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