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Ben Bradlee: Everything an Editor Should Be

October 22, 2014 COMMENTARY BY: Peter Osnos TOPICS: Additional Focus

TCF media fellow Peter Osnos has written a recollection for the Atlantic of the legendary Washington Post chief, who died on Tuesday at 93.

Tags: washington post, media, ben bradlee

Edward Snowden: It was worth it

TCF fellow, Barton Gellman has been mentioned in a Politico article about the Edward Snowden leaks.

NSA leaker Edward Snowden on Saturday defended his disclosure of reams of classified information and said his actions were worth fleeing his seemingly idyllic life in Hawaii and ending up in hiding in Russia, where he was joined by his girlfriend in July.
“It was about getting the information back to people so they could decide if they cared about it, and on that account … I could not have been more wrong in thinking that people wouldn’t care,” he told a New Yorker Festival audience Saturday afternoon via webcast from an undisclosed location in Moscow.

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Tags: snowden nsa, snowden leaks, snowden, nsa leaks, edward snowden and the nsa, edward snowden

Remember, kids, crime doesn’t pay — unless you’re rich, powerful, and VERY careful

October 14, 2014 BY: Patrick Radden Keefe TOPICS: Additional Focus, General Policy

TCF fellow, Patrick Radden Keefe has been mentioned in a Before It's News article about his latest piece on the downfall of S.A.C. Capital Advisors.

With a weekend coming up, and perhaps time for some more leisurely reading, I highly recommend taking advantage of The New Yorker's apparently still-continuing policy of letting the magazine's content all hang out for free online and reading a riveting and extensively as well as minutely reported account by Patrick Radden Keefe of what's described on the contents page as “the biggest-ever hedge-fund scandal”: “The Empire of Edge: How a doctor, a trader, and the billionaire Steven A. Cohen got entangled in a vast financial scandal.”

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Tags: patrick radden keefe, hedge funds, financial regulation, financial advice

Martoma’s wife speaks out

TCF fellow, Patrick Radden Keefe has appeared on CNBC to discuss his latest story on the downfall of S.A.C. Capital Advisors.

Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker staff writer, provides insight to his interview with Rosemary Martoma, the wife of Mathew Martoma about her husband's 9 year prison sentence for insider trading while at Steve Cohen's former hedge fund SAC Capital.

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Tags: wall street, hedge funds, financial regulation, financial advice

ALEC is coming to a city block near you

October 6, 2014 BY: Amy Dean TOPICS: Additional Focus, General Policy

TCF fellow, Amy Dean writes about how the conservative think tank, The American Exchange Council (ALEC) is expanding its influence over local governments in an article for AlJazeera America.

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has long made headlines as a conservative policy-sharing network that has pushed an agenda of voter suppression and dismantling of public education at the state level. Now the group, backed by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, is going local with its new initiative, the American City County Exchange (ACCE). Soon, city government or county commission policies could be generated at the same right-wing think tank that has attacked environmental protections, attempted to undermine the rights of workers and made it harder for people to vote.

At a time of congressional gridlock and partisan rancor, local policies are easier to come by at the local level, with business and citizen groups coming together to generate solutions to problems such as affordable housing, public transit, open space and good-paying jobs. At the heart of these efforts is the spirit of regional collaboration among people who will have to live with the consequences of policy.

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Tags: think tanks, privatization, policy makers, policy, governance, conservatives

The Empire of Edge

TCF fellow, Patrick Radden Keefe writes about the downfall of hedge fund S.A.C. Capital Advisors in an article for the New Yorker.

A Dr. Sid Gilman approached the stage, the hotel ballroom quieted with anticipation. It was July 29, 2008, and a thousand people had gathered in Chicago for the International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease. For decades, scientists had tried, and failed, to devise a cure for Alzheimer’s. But in recent years two pharmaceutical companies, Elan and Wyeth, had worked together on an experimental drug called bapineuzumab, which had shown promise in halting the cognitive decay caused by the disease. Tests on mice had proved successful, and in an initial clinical trial a small number of human patients appeared to improve. A second phase of trials, involving two hundred and forty patients, was near completion. Gilman had chaired the safety-monitoring committee for the trials. Now he was going to announce the results of the second phase.

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Tags: hedge funds, financial advice


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