Labor and workplace reporter for NY Times. Ex-TNR. Author of The Escape Artists, book on Obama admin & economy.

Harvard and Yale Obama and Clinton's Rival Law Schools — If a transition tells you something about a president's style-if not his chances of success-then Bill Clinton and Barack Obama could hardly be more different. Clinton was often at his worst as president-elect. Key rules were overlooked (Hillary spent weeks flirting with a cabinet job before learning that anti-nepotism laws precluded it) and key setbacks were self-inflicted (gays-in-the-military sh...

Gretchen Carlson’s Contract Could Shroud Her Case in Secrecy — Strict confidentiality can turn up in a variety of contexts, from payday-lending outfits, which sometimes rely on them to conceal the true identity of lenders that operate through shell companies, to personal relationships. But, according to Mr. Bland, only a small minority of employers insert strict confidentiality provisions into their arbitration agreements with workers.

Gretchen Carlson Suit Aims at Retaliation Over Discrimination — Reading the complaint that Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News anchor, filed this week against Roger Ailes, the network's chairman, one thing stands out above all: the overtness of the sexual harassment that Ms. Carlson says she endured.

Barracuda | New Republic — The resentments of Sarah Palin. It's unlikely the name Sarah Palin would mean much to anyone if not for a man named Nick Carney. Long before she stood up to Republican cronies and "the good old boys" of Alaska, Palin stood up to Carney, a colleague on Wasilla's city council.

Expensive Law Degree, No Place to Use It

Thousands of debt-ridden law school graduates highlight a once unthinkable question: In a Lawless land — Thousands of debt-ridden law school graduates highlight a once unthinkable question: should their law schools close? John Acosta is a law school success story. He graduated from Valparaiso University Law School - a well-established regional school here in northwestern Indiana - in the top third of his class this past December, a semester ahead of schedule.

An Expensive Law Degree, and No Place to Use It — Unfortunately, the market for defense lawyers in the area was only slightly better. Although he received a few offers, none came with a salary or benefits. The firms offered him little more than a desk and a business card. Any revenue he brought in would have to be shared with the partners 50-50, and they would not be reciprocating.

Aaron Swartz Profile: The Internet Will Never Save You — Swartz had been redesigning systems for as long as he could remember. When he was 13, he built an early Wikipedia-like site that made him a finalist in a national programming competition.

Overworked and underpaid: Overtime rules may shake up publishing, advertising — For decades, bosses at publishing houses, glossy magazines, consulting firms, advocacy groups, movie production companies and talent agencies have groomed their assistants to be the next generation of big shots by working them long hours for low wages. Call it the Devil Wears Prada economy, after the novel depicting life working for a fictionalized Anna Wintour, the longtime Vogue editor.

Overtime rule may sting overworked assistants’ career hopes — The change presents more than an economic challenge for the companies that rely on the willingness of young, ambitious workers to trade pay and self-respect for a shot at a prestige job down the road.
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Jul 22, 2016

@KagroX @LOLGOP good to clarify, too, because they're definitely getting invaded now thanks to that mural.

Jul 22, 2016

RT @joshtpm: Don Jr 2008: “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets.We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”

Jul 22, 2016

@powellnyt @alexburnsNYT not saying the criticism is fair, but it's an econ v cultural liberalism distinction. Hes the latter, less so frmr.

Jul 22, 2016

RT @darlin: The RNC wants to make student loans competitive again. They never were.  via @BrookingsInst

Jul 21, 2016

RT @chrislhayes: This feels like a shtick that absolutely kills in a room of 200 super rich people.

Jul 21, 2016

Weird that GOPers wld complain abt being caricatured as antigay. Didnt GOP run anti-marriage ballot measures in 04? 

Jul 21, 2016

For a pol what matters is yr political persona. No matter how enlightened u r personally, if yr politics r bigoted youre effectively bigoted

Jul 21, 2016

Problem w/family members vouching for a politician not being sexist or racist is it doesn't actually matter if true. 1/2

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