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On Wednesday, Weill appeared to undergo the Wall Street equivalent of a conversion on the road to Damascus, renouncing the views on which he had built his entire career. It was Weill, known as the pre...
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The Occupy Wall Street movement has all but died--at least in the headlines--but in recent weeks more and more mainstream elites have come out against the excesses of the financial giants, reviving th...
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How the Obama administration underestimated the emergence of the new Afghanistan:

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How much does it say about Mitt Romney that he opted to fly to Wyoming for a fund-raising dinner hosted by Dick Cheney on Thursday, having delegated his brother, Scott Romney (you know, the well-known...
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Michael Hirsh is chief correspondent for National Journal. Hirsh previously served as the senior editor and national economics correspondent for Newsweek, based in its Washington bureau. He was also Newsweek’s Washington web editor and authored a weekly column for Newsweek.com, “The World from Washington.” Earlier on, he was Newsweek’s foreign editor, guiding its award-winning coverage of the September 11 attacks and the war on terror. He has done on-the-ground reporting in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places around the world, and served as the Tokyo-based Asia Bureau Chief for Institutional Investor from 1992 to 1994.

Hirsh has appeared many times as a commentator on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and National Public Radio. He has written for the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Harper’s, and Washington Monthly, and authored two books, Capital Offense: How Washington’s Wise Men Turned America’s Future over to Wall Street and At War with Ourselves: Why America Is Squandering its Chance to Build a Better World. Hirsh has received numerous awards, including the Overseas Press Club award for best magazine reporting from abroad in 2001 and for Newsweek’s coverage of the war on terror, which also won a National Magazine Award.

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