04.28.12 8:45 AM ET
The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for April 28, 2012
The Rise of the Killer Drones
Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone
How America goes to war in secret.
Earth to Ben Bernanke
Paul Krugman, The New York Times Magazine
The Federal Reserve chairman has the power, and the obligation, to end the slump and the human misery that comes with it. So what’s stopping him?
Tucker Carlson’s Downward Spiral
Alex Pareene, Salon
Once a promising young magazine writer, the bow-tied Daily Caller pundit has come to epitomize right-wing hackdom.
Mitt Romney’s Dark Knight
Jason Zengerle, GQ
If Karl Rove was George W. Bush’s brain, Eric Fehrnstrom is Mitt Romney’s balls.
Get Rich U.
Ken Aluetta, The New Yorker
Is Stanford too close to Silicon Valley?
The Tabloid Turncoat
Steve Fishman, New York
Colin Myler, the New York Daily News’ new editor, knows his enemies at Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post. Maybe too well.
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