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My great-grandfather’s story of theft aboard The Robert E. Lee

The family and I have spent the last four days in the Maine woods, where my aunt and her husband had rented a cabin so that our extended family could celebrate my father’s 75th birthday together. Aside from falling in Maine’s largest lake while completely clothed, having to scrub vomit from the upholstery of a […]

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Monkey Power Trio 18: Reno

Last October, I spent a weekend locked up in a cabin, surrounded by bears, somewhere in the vicinity of Lake Tahoe, with my friends; Dan, Matt, Dave and Mike. Collectively, as some of you know, we’re known as the Monkey Power Trio, and, when we were in Nevada, we celebrated our 18th anniversary as the […]

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All the Devils are Here

I’m going to lay in bed and watch The Wire tonight. It’s not nearly as fun, but, if you’re looking for something to watch, here’s video of Jon Stewart interviewing the authors of the new book All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis. I’m not incredibly knowledgeable when it comes […]

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The unrepentant sons-of-bitches who are fighting banking reform

It’s been one year since the investment bank Lehman Brothers went belly up, putting into motion a chain of events that would culminate in some $600 billion in American taxpayer money being given away to corporations like AIG, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs. To commemorate the day, and breath new life into his stalled […]

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