Matt Taylor was a staff reporter at his hometown weekly newspaper the East Hampton Star, and has also written on the internet for magazines like Slate, Salon, the Daily Beast, the Atlantic, Tablet, the American Prospect and New York.
How This Decade Broke American Politics, In 10 Easy Steps
Remember when we had cash, hope, and jobs?
How the 2010s Taught Us to Hate the Rich
From the gig economy to supervillains like Martin Shkreli to the college cheating scandal, this is the story of "late capitalism" coming to life.
Even Mega Millionaire Abigail Disney Realises the System Is Broken
An heir to the Disney fortune is not holding back from lambasting inequality in America.
The Seven Wildest Scandals and Scams of 2018 That Don't Involve Trump
They exist, and they are kind of spectacular.
The Story Behind the Mysterious Guillotine on a Brooklyn Roof
"I don't know if it can kill, but it can definitely maim," the artist who built it told us.
Why the Brutal Death of IRL Retail Should Scare Everyone
Sears just became the latest giant to go under in the age of Amazon. This is getting creepy.
An Ex-FBI Agent Explains Everything Wrong with the Kavanaugh Probe
From witnesses being able to just avoid the feds until the clock runs out to hamstrung agents and an enraged public, it could get ugly.
If Trump Is a Russian Spy, This Is How They're Using Him
Just in case you wondered.
The Hot New Millennial Trend Is Quitting Your Job
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Scott Pruitt Was Somehow Too Dumb and Corrupt Even for Trump
The shadiest EPA boss ever is gone, and America is still (sort of) alive.
Greedy Bankers Are Already Creating the Next Financial Crisis
Banks have record profits, but Democrats and Republicans both seem determined to play with disaster.
Mass Killings Won't Change America's Relationship with Israel
Dozens of civilians are dead and thousands more injured in the latest outburst of insane violence in Gaza. Yet the US debate seems frozen.