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Ex-New Republic writer. Author of The Escape Artists, book on Obama admin & economy.

Meet Tommy Goldstein — Over the last three decades, the legal system has undergone a dramatic democratization process. Every jealous ex-wife, aggrieved former burger-flipper, and small-town whiplash victim now has access to legal talent, and four of the most common words on television are "have you been injured?" But only recently has democracy finally come to the Supreme Court.

Uber's Travis Kalanick Supports Obamacare. Next: Taxing the Rich? — Last month Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, an outspoken libertarian prone to fits of government-bashing, paid Obamacare a somewhat surprising compliment. "It's huge," Kalanick said of the program. "The democratization of those types of benefits allow people to have more flexible ways to make a living, they don't have to be working for The Man."

Rams Hands-Up Controversy Shows Problem With Ferguson Prosecutor — On Sunday, several St. Louis Rams football players took the field with their arms raised in the iconic gesture of protest against Michael Brown's killing. The display soon prompted an indignant response from the St. Louis Police Officers Association, which released a statement condemning the behavior and calling on the Rams and the NFL to punish the players and issue an apology.

Bob McCulloch abused the grand jury process in Ferguson — On the left, there were basically two reactions to Monday's announcement that Darren Wilson would not be indicted for killing Michael Brown. There were those who believed Wilson should have been indicted because it's hard to see how the killing of an unarmed man by a cop doesn't establish probable cause.

McCulloch Implicitly Conceded Need for Wilson Trial on Michael Brown — Here is the irony of St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch's announcement Monday night that a grand jury had declined to indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown: The entire presentation implicitly conceded the need for a trial.

Wonolo, Temp Worker App, Shows Scary Future of Sharing Economy — The last few years have brought an explosion of startups, like Uber and TaskRabbit, that effectively act as middlemen. These companies don't actually employ the workers who ferry passengers around town or assemble strangers' Ikea furniture. Their online platforms merely connect people who want to provide these services with people who want to pay for them.

GOP Reaction to Obama Immigration Order is Deadly — There are several reasons why Obama's executive action on immigration has put Republicans in a terrible bind. There's the fact that conservatives are likely to respond by demanding a hardline position from the party's 2016 nominee, torpedoing his or her electability.

Valerie Jarrett's Defenders Miss Point of My Profile — One of the reasons I was keen to write a long profile of Valerie Jarrett is that she inspires so much speculation and debate-speculation about her role in the White House; debate about whether it's helpful or harmful to the president. I thought that producing a definitive story on the subject might be a public service.

Hillary Clinton Presidency Could Have Same Problem As Obama — By most accounts, Hillary Clinton had a good election night. Or at least her 2016 chances did. The New York Times reported that voters and operatives woke up the next day counting on her to "resurrect the Democratic Party." And that "the lopsided outcome ...

Yeah, I’m pretty proud to see my work find its way... — Yeah, I'm pretty proud to see my work find its way into this profile of Valerie Jarrett by Noam Scheiber in The New Republic. (I should note, however, that I was still "writing stories" for Metro Weekly at the time of the incident discussed in the story - though I've certainly done plenty of similar reporting, like this, that has similarly pissed off the White House, like this, while at BuzzFeed News.)
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Dec 16, 2014

Think it's safe to say I agree with David Brooks on this one:…

Dec 11, 2014

2/ Jeb's not a corporate raider a la Mitt. He's just using his political and family connections to make lots of money a la Tagg.

Dec 11, 2014

1/ Jeb Bush defenders in @JoshuaGreen's piece convince me he doesn't have a Mitt Romney prob. Has a Tagg Romney prob:…

Dec 11, 2014

RT @AlecMacGillis: So "The Cynic," until now just an e-book, is coming out in paperback. On 12/23, just in time for a stocking stuffer.…

Dec 09, 2014

RT @wexler: Peak Morning Joe: The 17-year-old son of Paul Tudor Jones in studio, discussing his book about rhinos

Dec 09, 2014

Another reason we're probly in a tech bubble: "The interest in investing in tech has gone global."… Like CDOs in 2005.

Dec 08, 2014

.@juliaioffe has written so many great things it's hard to pt u to one. but start w/this genius jenny mccarthy rant…

Dec 06, 2014

RT @MichaelCrowley: The haters also ignore that Foer's TNR ran one of 2014's best stories on race and politics in America…

Dec 05, 2014

@bhorowitz thanks man. You were right - hard things are in fact hard! But it'll work out. Much appreciated.

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