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Unemployment (Still) Worse Than You Think

The press reports the bad news this morning that the unemployment rate closed in on 10 percent last month, hitting... More

A Good Dose of Common Sense Heard on the Street

The Journal's Simon Nixon has a nice Heard on the Street column today, noting that "Bankers Have Only Themselves to... More

Calculating the Benefits of Cash for Clunkers

Yesterday I tipped The Audit's cap to a nifty bit of analysis from Calculated Risk pointing out that the real... More

WSJ’s Wessel on the Deficit and Taxing the Rich

The Wall Street Journal's David Wessel has a useful column looking at whether and how much tax increases on the... More

Calculating the Clunkers’ Real Cost to Taxpayers

Calculated Risk has a smart bit of economic analysis on the real cost to taxpayers of the Cash for Clunkers... More

The FT on the Bloat in Banking

The debate in the U.S. over how to reform the financial system has been overshadowed by the health-care hubbub. It's... More

Lazy Summer Musings from the WSJ D.C. Bureau

The Wall Street Journal wants you to know why the town halls were so rowdy this summer. Here's its stilted... More

NYT’s Rejoinder on Obama and the Deficit

Last Wednesday, I got on the Washington Post for a poor page-one story on the $9 trillion budget deficit—a piece... More

Bloomberg on the Derivatives Lobby

Bloomberg this morning takes a hard look on the Wall Street lobby, writing that it's "suiting up for a battle... More

What’s Going Down on the Farm? Ask the Bankers

The devolution of The Wall Street Journal’s page one

Gawker had an interesting quote from an anonymous Wall Street Journal staffer this morning on the Mark Penn controversy. "While... More

WaPo: Big Bad Banks Are Getting Bigger, Badder

The Washington Post has a story after my own heart this morning on how the Too Big to Fail guys... More

FOI MIA at the FDIC

American Banker reported earlier this week that the FDIC has done an about-face on disclosure—and not in the right direction.... More

One Story, Two Angles from the WSJ and NYT

The New York Times and Wall Street Journal don't agree on what happened yesterday with a new rule governing private-equity... More

A Post Deficit Story Ignores the Obvious

There's a word missing from the Washington Post's lead story this morning on the budget deficit: "Bush." Its absence goes... More

NYT’s Floyd Norris Audits The Audit

New York Times columnist Floyd Norris takes issue with my post Friday which noted that his column Friday said the... More

Criticizing Obama’s Bernanke Nomination

The Battle of Bernanke has begun. Yesterday, the Journal broke the news that Obama would renominate Bernanke to run the... More

LAT’s Lazarus Alone Questions BofA Arbitration Move

The rest of the press missed a big piece of the story

The best personal-finance journalism isn't the kind where pundit X tells you why you shouldn't buy product Y or continuously... More

Bloomberg Wins Its Lawsuit Against the Federal Reserve

Score one for Bloomberg in its lawsuit seeking to force the federal government to disclose who it's bailing out with... More

WSJ Keeps Goldman in the Spotlight

The Wall Street Journal has a great scoop on A1 today reporting on a heretofore-unknown practice at Goldman Sachs called... More

WSJ v. NYT: Securitization Smackdown

If you picked up both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times this morning, your head may be... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


I’m a black journalists quitting media because I’m sick of racism (TNR)

“Among the challenges that make racism so difficult to fix, and so odiously constant, is that white people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone”

High Times hits middle age (NYMag)

After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold

Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

My childhood friend, the ISIS jihadist (Mashable)

How a young Danish man turned extremist

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