Barbara Fried and Mind the Gap raised hundreds of millions of dollars for Democratic causes, turning Fried into a minor political celebrity.
SILICON VALLEY January 24, 2023
Barbara Fried was a beloved law professor whose midlife political awakening inspired Mind the Gap, a powerful network of 2,500 donors that helped the Democrats dominate the ’18 midterms. Now, she’s the latest victim of her son, Sam Bankman-Fried.
sbf substack
SILICON VALLEY January 17, 2023
Is Bankman-Fried’s unusual P.R. strategy a battle for marginal news consumers and a from-the-gut attempt at rehab, or a form of attention-hungry psychobabble? Some observations from our time together. Plus, news and notes on the political-big money business.
SILICON VALLEY January 10, 2023
Scenes from a surreal, often sad, otherworldly visit at home with Sam Bankman-Fried.
SILICON VALLEY January 6, 2023
Prosecutors are investigating donations made by Nishad Singh, the Democratic mega-donor and S.B.F roommate who could maybe bury his former ally—or join him on the firing line.
SILICON VALLEY January 3, 2023
Democrats who once eagerly solicited money from S.B.F. are now preparing for the worst: door-knocks from prosecutors, document-retention orders, and nine months of anxiety courtesy of the Southern District of New York.
Jeff Bezos
SILICON VALLEY December 27, 2022
Will the league let the man behind Thursday Night Football also own one of the teams in the game? Well, if you’re willing to pay 30x what you did for The Washington Post, anything is possible.
Sam Bankman-Fried
SILICON VALLEY December 22, 2022
Further news and notes on the Sean McElwee-S.B.F. saga, and the campaign-finance scandal of the moment.
Mitt Romney
SILICON VALLEY December 20, 2022
A blunt retrospective with Peter Hamby about partisan myopia, Twitter echo chambers, and the most underrated political narratives heading into 2024.
peter thiel
SILICON VALLEY December 14, 2022
Thiel’s first public comments since his midterm shellacking were a searing indictment of the G.O.P.—and a three-point playbook for 2024.
SILICON VALLEY December 14, 2022
Inside the Bankman-Fried indictment is a tantalizing footnote to its most explosive allegations: a massive money-in-politics scandal. Here’s how to decode the various theories making the rounds over the last 24 hours—what’s real, what’s bullshit, and what we still don’t know.
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