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Louise Story and Gretchen Morgenson report that the SEC’s inspector general is referring the David M. Becker case to the Justice Department for possible criminal investigation. That’s a very big deal. Back in February, Madoff victims’ trustee Irving Picard sued Becker, who was then the SEC’s top lawyer, for $1.5 million in “ill-gotten gains” Becker’s
Obama’s pitch to make the ultrarich pay as high a tax rate as their secretaries sent David Brooks into spasms this morning. But it’s worth calming down a bit and thinking about the numbers. Here’s Brooks: He claimed we can afford future Medicare costs if we raise taxes on the rich. He repeated the old
Plenty of people claim that they don’t pay attention to the news because it’s too depressing. The sentiment is certainly understandable–current events aren’t exactly the sunny side of life. Luckily, for these people, there are websites and print publications from around the world, all presenting news that’s meant to leave you feeling hopeful. It’s the
At the Poynter site last week, Jason Fry had a sharp post about a major change reshaping the sports journalism landscape. The endless MSM-vs.-bloggers feuds are fading, Fry writes, as a new development comes to the fore: That development? It’s that teams, leagues, associations, athletes and agents are all increasingly bypassing journalists and using digital