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Emma Green

Emma Green is the assistant managing editor of TheAtlantic.com, where she also oversees the National Channel and writes about religion and culture.
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SEC Chair Mary Jo White Is Edna Mode From The Incredibles

August 8, 2013 Mary Jo White's SEC is out to fight crime. This week, the Securities Exchange Commission and the Justice Department filed separate lawsuits in North Carolina against Bank of America and two of its subsidiaries, claiming that the company defrauded its investors when it sold them $855 million worth of "toxic...

Unsexy Ways to Cut Defense Spending

June 27, 2013 Cutting jobs. Closing bases. Reducing health care benefits for service members. On a list of policies to reform defense spending, these would rank near the top in their potential to rub the American public the wrong way. But the hard truth, says former undersecretary of defense Michèle Flournoy, is that...

Ex-Government Official: The Private Sector Is Threatening Your Privacy

June 21, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Former Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz spent a career advocating more thorough protection of consumer information from inquiring private sector eyes. So perhaps it's no surprise that even in light of the recent shocking revelations about government surveillance of U.S. citizens' phone andemail traffic, he thinks companies pose an...