American banks are on a massive crime spree. Obama and Romney hope you won't notice.
Former City Council President and one-time mayoral candidate Andrew Stein pled guilty yesterday to a $1 million tax fraud. This didn't rate big headlines since Stein long ago faded into the city's rearview mirror, which is where he always belonged. If he was spotted at all in recent years, it ... More >>
Eric SchneidermanEric Schneiderman will inherit one case from Andrew Cuomo that may come to haunt the new attorney general. The AG who owes his election to the New York Times will soon take over the case against Steve Rattner, the lifelong friend and financial adviser of Times ow ... More >>
With even more criminal charges now piled up against beleaguered hedge-fund wheeler-dealer Raj Rajaratnam, let's go back to last October, when the Galleon insider-trading scandal broke. Who else to size up Rajaratnam at that moment but Nassim Nicholas Taleb — author of The Black Swan and one ... More >>
It wasn't your overdue mortgage.
Al Jazeera reporting on the war in Gaza Will somebody please call this a war? You won't find the word "war" in this morning's lede story in the New York Times on Israel's bombardment and invasion of Gaza. Is the Times afraid of offending New York's Jews, especially the right-wing Jewish establ ... More >>
Pushing classicism's boundaries into the stratosphere
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High Prostate Cancer Rates in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights
Out With the Poor, in With the Rich . . . and Into Lazios Coffers
Lazio Has Made Mortgages Pay Off Big Time for His Campaign
Tying Postwar Balkans to the EU