WaPo Overlooks CAP Ties to Controversial Swiss Billionaire

CAP founder John Podesta / AP

A Washington Post article on the Center for American Progress revealing its top donors overlooked John Podesta’s association with a controversial Swiss billionaire who “conducted illegal human experiments that resulted in the deaths of three elderly patients,” according to the Mark Tapscott of the Washington Examiner.

D.C. at War

Old and new construction on S Street, NW / Wikimedia Commons

S Street Rising by Ruben Castaneda is at least five different books, all for the price of one. It is a score-settling D.C. memoir by a veteran Washington Post reporter; a well-reported account of a particular corner of the Washington neighborhood of Shaw; an urban noir thriller with betrayal and high-level criminality; a love letter to the reporter’s favorite source, a Metropolitan Police Department officer who commanded the city’s homicide unit during the drug wars; and—most marketably—it is the memoir of a crack addict, complete with rock-bottom-to-redemption narrative arc.