Wall Street Is Doing Devious Shit While America Sleeps

Hamilton Nolan · 01/14/15 03:30PM

It is never a bad time to check in on how Wall Street is quietly working to undermine any attempt to slightly dampen the possibility that Wall Street could devastate the American economy, again.

Hamilton Nolan · 01/14/15 01:25PM

"[My husband] is trying to talk me out of buying a $37,000 coat. He thinks it is too extravagant. I really love it, and we can afford it. Is it really a bad idea?" "Don't think it's worth it... Looks like a 10k coat." Urban Baby dot com.

Made Fairly Is Better Than "Made in the USA" 

Hamilton Nolan · 01/14/15 11:46AM

For a while, it was very en vogue for American retailers and corporations to tout that their products (or some of them) were Made in America. That trend is reportedly coming back into fashion. But "buying American" is not the best way to be a good global citizen.

Well-Known Radical Calls for Global Jihad

Hamilton Nolan · 01/13/15 10:45AM

Sadly, we knew this would happen. After the terror strikes in Paris, another well-known radical is agitating for violence. "Are we ready to fight?" he asks. "Are we ready to do what is necessary?" This opportunist is clear in what he seeks now: "war."

Hamilton Nolan · 01/13/15 09:11AM

A day after New York City agreed to a $17 million settlement with three wrongfully convicted brothers, Dewey Bozella, who spent 26 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder, has reached a (likely multimillion-dollar) settlement with a New York county. Investing in stronger safeguards to prevent this makes good economic sense, considering how many more victims fester in prison today.

Report Shows NYPD Chokehold Cops Rarely Face Serious Discipline 

Andy Cush · 01/12/15 07:21PM

The NYPD Inspector General—the much-discussed independent regulatory office that New York's City Council voted into existence in 2013—released its first-ever report today, and unsurprisingly, it's all about chokeholds. The IG's equally unsurprising findings: cops use the banned move too quickly, too often, and are rarely properly punished for it.

J.K. Trotter · 01/12/15 04:48PM

Professional presidential candidate Mitt Romney is reportedly gearing up to run for President for a third time in 2016. According to the Washington Post, one of the reasons Romney provided to a potential donor was: “I have a strong sense of duty.” Good luck!