Looking for a distraction from the government shutdown and debt ceiling debate? I urge you to read Vanity Fair’s latest advertisement for “The New Establishment,” a list of “50 Titans Disrupting Media, Technology, and Culture,” the century-old magazine’s annual mash-note to the rich and powerful and self-satisfied. These disrupters innovate technologies, set the trends, define the limits of acceptable conversation in culture and politics and society, and pour money into the network of liberal foundations and Democratic campaigns around which our world is increasingly organized. They are the winners in the cognitive lottery that is the New Economy, the men and women creating and shaping, by accident and by design, the “New Feudalism” described so well by Joel Kotkin in The Daily Beast. It’s good to know their names.
A new study reveals that freshman Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D., Mass.) concept of tripling the minimum wage relies on oversimplified and faulty data.
Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.) and Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) really don’t like to talk to reporters in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.
Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren spent nearly three quarters of a million dollars on a condominium located in downtown Washington, reports the Washington Post
A host of left-wing groups met with top regulators in the aftermath of the 2010 passage of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation, raising concerns among some observers that the administration’s approach to those regulations could be colored by some of the left’s more radical elements.
Sen. John Kerry’s (D., Mass.) confirmation hearing for his nomination to be secretary of state, the highest-ranking cabinet post, began this morning before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.