Ann Friedman

Ann Friedman is an editor and writer. Formerly the executive editor of GOOD, she’s now hard at work on a crowd-funded magazine called Tomorrow and is a politics columnist for NYmag.com. She curates the work of women journalists at LadyJournos!, makes hand-drawn pie charts for The Hairpin, and dispenses animated advice at the Columbia Journalism Review. In July 2012, CJR named her one of 20 women to watch.

Recent Articles

THE GAS TAX BREAK: WHO BENEFITS?

Over at Beat the Press, Dean Baker parses this New York Times article on Clinton's support for the federal gas tax holiday, and Obama's opposition to it. The article states:

While Mr. Obama’s view is shared by environmentalists and many independent energy analysts, his position allowed Mrs. Clinton to draw a contrast with her opponent in appealing to the hard-hit middle-class families and older Americans who have proven to be the bedrock of her support.

And here's Dean:

HAVE WE REALLY COME THAT FAR SINCE AMADOU DIALLO?

Last week a judge acquitted the three NYPD officers who fired 50 shots into an unarmed man, Sean Bell, outside a Queens nightclub in 2006.

TAP Talks with Lilly Ledbetter

The Supreme Court's decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear overturned decades of employment-law precedent. Congress is considering legislation this week that would reverse the decision and help end discriminatory pay practices.

Of all the appalling decisions the Roberts Court issued last year, one of the worst was the 5-4 ruling in Ledbetter v. Goodyear, which gutted the equal-pay provisions of the Civil Rights Act and overturned a decades-old employment-law precedent.

INTRODUCING... THE KEN LAY CHAIR IN ECONOMICS.

Back in 1991, nearly a decade before the Enron scandal broke, Kenneth Lay donated $1.1 million to his (and my) alma mater, the University of Missouri, to endow a chair in economics in his name. After many years and a legal battle (in which he tried to get the money back to pay his legal fees), the university has finally found a professor to fill the Kenneth Lay Chair in Economics.

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