Tag Archives: Nicholas Schmidle

November 14, 2016 The New Yorker

On November 14, 2016 The New Yorker’s Nicholas Schmidle wrote “About Face Bad Guys” about conservative pundit Glenn Beck’s regretting everything he has said over the years. “So much of what I used to believe was either always a sham or has been made into a sham. There is nothing deep.””These people scare the hell out of me.”

James Surowiecki wrote “What’s In A Name” about the lengths corporations go to find the right name and still fail.

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May 30, 2016 The New Yorker

On May 30, 2016 The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb wrote “Opening Doors” about the parallels between the civil rights movement in the 1960s to the current LGBT struggles down south.

Nicholas Schmidle wrote “Dirty Wars” about former commando Paul Burton training journalists to safely cover the Republican convention in Cleveland.

Michael Schulman wrote “Her Majesty” about the contested fortune of millionaire Leona Helmsey, who supposedly said “We don’t pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes.”

Jane Meyer wrote “Sting Of Myself” about conservative ex-con James O’Keefe III and his dubious film projects to disrupt the election.

Patrick Radden Keefe wrote “The Bank Robber” about whistleblower Herve Falciani and the Panama Papers. “An anonymous source released eleven and a half million documents relating to the practices of Mossack Fonseca, exposing the financial dealings of a dozen current and former heads of state and underscoring how extensively the global elite uses shell companies and tax havens to obscure its wealth.”

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Feb. 22, 2016 The New Yorker

On Feb. 22, 2016 The New Yorker’s James Suroweiecki wrote “Economic Populism At The Primaries” ¬†“American workers used to believe that a rising tide lifted all boats. But in the past thirty years it as sunk a whole lot of them.”

Jill Lepore wrote “The Party Crashers” about the history of political parties in America. Eventually the parties are seen as controlled by wealthy conservative elites and lose support. They then reinvent themselves to attract enough votes to be elected.

Jinyang Fan wrote “The Golden Generation” about the children of China’s wealthy. Worried about their own government seizing their fortunes, they move it offshore to places like the United States. Real estate speculation has driven up prices in San Francisco and other North American cities. The results are lots of poor people in China and America forced from their homes while the rich kids go shopping.

Nicholas Schmidle wrote “The Digital Dirt” about TMZ founder Harvey Levin’s attempts to build a tabloid empire and become respectable.

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Apr. 13, 2015 The New Yorker

On Apr. 13, 2015 The New Yorker’s Rivka Galchen wrote “Weather Underground” about fracking causing earthquakes in Oklahoma.

Nicholas Schmidle wrote “The Kings Of The Desert” about banking and corruption in the Persian Gulf.

Ariel Levy wrote “The Price Of A Life” about the struggles of people wrongly imprisoned.

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Aug. 4, 2014 The New Yorker

On Aug. 4, 2014, The New Yorker magazine had two interesting articles.

James Suroweicki wrote “Companies With Benefits” about B corporations. These are for-profit companies that are supposed to have social and business goals. Examples are Etsy, Patagonia, Seventh Generation and Warby Parker.

Nicholas Schmidle wrote “Crime Fiction” about people giving false confessions or testimony.

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