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Where Have All The Whistleblowers Gone?

I started working on this article during my last month at Mother Jones. Although it took longer than I had hoped to get it published–and required a revised lede–I’m happy this bit of reporting finally made it into the top story … Continue reading

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Iceland: Offshore Haven for Journos?

Below is my last MoJo blog post. I concluded my internship at the DC bureau of Mother Jones on Friday and had an editor publish the post for me at the beginning of this week. Next stop Reykjavík? (If you … Continue reading

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H1N1 Outbreak Made Worse by Lack of Sick Days

Below is a quick Blue Marble blog post on swine flu that was assigned by the bureau chief. Click here to see the original or to make a comment. One component of comprehensive health care reform that has been notably … Continue reading

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Imperiled UBS Threatens the Entire Swiss Economy

On Friday, I explained why UBS was the only bank that offered to take a hit on its contracts with AIG during the government’s backdoor bailout of the ailing insurer. The reason? A looming US investigation of UBS that meant … Continue reading

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Golf-Loving, Ethically Challenged Rep. to Retire

A week of heat from the IRS was all it took for this corrupt GOP congressman to decided he wanted to spend more time with his family. And his lawyer, presumably. Rep. Steve Buyer (R-Ind.), who has recently come under fire … Continue reading

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UBS: Bank Bailout Good Guy?

I’m working on a larger piece on the UBS whistleblower, Bradley Birkenfeld, so I’ve been following news of the bank rather closely. One exchange from the Congressional hearings on AIG regarding UBS caught my eye so I decided to put … Continue reading

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CIA Agent Reluctantly Recants Waterboarding Claims

This MoJo blog post was assigned by the bureau chief. It’s both amazing and depressing that the full story hasn’t been more widely told. UPDATE: The story got out: Kevin Drum, the most popular blogger on MotherJones.com, also featured the … Continue reading

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A Mulligan for Ethically Challenged GOP Rep?

I wrote this quick MoJo blog post while I was waiting to hear back from sources for another story. My editor liked it and immediately promoted it to the Must Read section. While I appreciate the praise, she did chop … Continue reading

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The NY Times Paywall: Worth the Wait

This morning, Kevin commented on the announcement by the New York Times that it intends to build a paywall around its content… starting next year: This is sort of odd. Why wait until 2011? The technology for tracking visits isn’t … Continue reading

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Mother Jones on TV: Moyers, Maddow, and Countdown

I volunteered to fill in for one of the San Francisco editors on weekend website duty and got stuck writing this post on a Saturday. I will not make that mistake again. One highlight: Bill Moyers asked a question regarding … Continue reading

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