Morning Jolt: How Sam Bankman-Fried Conquered Washington

Happy travel day, everyone; may you have much to be thankful for tomorrow — and stay out of the left lane on Interstate 95 northbound between northern Virginia and the Philadelphia suburbs. On the menu today: Two new articles lay out how Sam Bankman-Fried and his firms bought a lot of friends in Washington, and mention his family’s ties to prominent Democrats; a moment of thanks; and an observation about how everyone wants to believe in revolution, instead of accepting the gradual pace of evolution.

'He Played D.C. Like a Fiddle’

If you're reading this, you likely long ago gave up the sense that political ideology is a useful tool for sorting out the world's good human beings from the bad ones. We may be much more likely to see the world from the political right, but we've likely all run into our own share of Republican jerks, insufferably self-righteous or preachy conservatives, libertarians who are unexpectedly pushy in their personal lives, likeable or even lovable Democrats, and well-meaning, big-hearted liberals who . . . just don't like thinking about how their ideas don't work out the way they hoped. And of course, we've ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY November 23 2022
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY November 23 2022
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How Sam Bankman-Fried Conquered Washington

Happy travel day, everyone; may you have much to be thankful for tomorrow — and stay out of the left lane on Interstate 95 northbound between northern Virginia and the Philadelphia suburbs. On the menu today: Two new articles lay out how Sam Bankman-Fried and his firms bought a lot of friends in Washington, and mention his family’s ties to prominent Democrats; a moment of thanks; and an observation about how everyone wants to believe in revolution, instead of accepting the gradual pace of evolution.

'He Played D.C. Like a Fiddle’

If you're reading this, you likely long ago gave up the sense that political ideology is a useful tool for sorting out the world's good human beings from the bad ones. We may be much more likely to see the world from the political right, but we've likely all run into our own share of Republican jerks, insufferably self-righteous or preachy conservatives, libertarians who are unexpectedly pushy in their personal lives, likeable or even lovable Democrats, and well-meaning, big-hearted liberals who . . . just don't like thinking about how their ideas don't work out the way they hoped. And of course, we've ...   READ MORE

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