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Racket News

Matt Taibbi, Walter Kirn, Matt Orfalea, Andrew Lowenthal, Jane Burn

Regular news and features by award-winning author and investigative reporter, Matt Taibbi.


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Footnote: I, Faucius

The piece published earlier today, “Anthony Fauci Was America’s Warmup Dictator,” prompted a few hot texts and comments that deserve responses. A common theme is that I need to own being late to the topic.

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The writers behind this newsletter.

  • Matt Taibbi
  • Walter Kirn

    Proudly part Roma. Books: Blood Will Out, Up in the Air, Thumbsucker, Mission to America, She Needed Me, My Hard Bargain, Lost in the Meritocracy, The Unbinding

  • Matt Orfalea

    video / journalism / comedy

  • Andrew Lowenthal

    I am a writer and consultant focused on digital authoritarianism. I manage the Network Affects Substack, write for Matt Taibbi's Racket, and direct the digital civil liberties start-up

  • Jane Burn
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