Cartoonist: Ben Garrison

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Ben Garrison  is an American alt-right political cartoonist. His cartoons have been promoted among the alt-right for various depictions of alt-right ideology and QAnon conspiracy theories. He has produced controversial cartoons that have been widely characterized as sexist, racist, Islamophobic, anti-vaccine and antisemitic by media commentators, the Anti-Defamation League, and others.

They have also been criticized for attempting to deny climate change, and promoting conspiracy theories. His cartoons often lionize conservative figures and politicians such as former President Donald Trump. Some alt-right activists have edited his comics to incorporate antisemitic content, including the antisemitic “Happy Merchant” caricature. Continue reading “Cartoonist: Ben Garrison”

Politician: Eliot Spitzer

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Eliot Laurence Spitzer  (born June 10, 1959) is an American politician, attorney, educator, and real estate developer. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 54th Governor of New York.

After serving for six years as a prosecutor with the office of the Manhattan District Attorney, Spitzer worked as an attorney in private practice with several New York law firms. He was then elected to two four-year terms as the Attorney General of New York, serving from 1999 to 2006; during this period, Spitzer became known as the “Sheriff of Wall Street” for his efforts to curb corruption in the financial services industry. Spitzer was elected Governor of New York in 2006 and served as the 54th Governor of New York from January 1, 2007, until his resignation on March 17, 2008, in the midst of a prostitution scandal. Continue reading “Politician: Eliot Spitzer”

Lawyer: Ferdinand Pecora

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Ferdinand Pecora  (January 6, 1882 – December 7, 1971) was an American lawyer and New York State Supreme Court judge who became famous in the 1930s as Chief Counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Banking and Currency during its investigation of Wall Street banking and stock brokerage practices

Ferdinand Pecora was born in Nicosia, Sicily, the son of Louis Pecora and Rosa Messina, who emigrated to the United States in 1886. He grew up in Chelsea, Manhattan. After briefly studying for the Episcopal ministry, Pecora attended St. Stephen’s College (now Bard College) and the City University of New York before he was forced to leave school when his father was injured in an industrial accident. Continue reading “Lawyer: Ferdinand Pecora”

Official: Mary Schapiro

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Mary Lovelace Schapiro  (born June 19, 1955) served as the 29th Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). She was appointed by President Barack Obama, unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and assumed the Chairship on January 27, 2009. She is the first woman to be the permanent Chair of the SEC.

In 2009, Forbes ranked her the 56th most powerful woman in the world.[4] Continue reading “Official: Mary Schapiro”

CEO: Jeff Bezos

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Jeffrey Preston Bezos  (/ˈbeɪzoʊs/; né Jorgensen; born January 12, 1964) is an American internet entrepreneur, industrialist, media proprietor, and investor. He is the founder and CEO of the multi-national technology company Amazon. He is the richest person in the world according to the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires ranking.

Born in Albuquerque and raised in Houston and later Miami, Bezos graduated from Princeton University in 1986. He holds a degree in electrical engineering and computer science. He worked on Wall Street in a variety of related fields from 1986 to early 1994. Bezos founded Amazon in late 1994, on a cross-country road trip from New York City to Seattle. Continue reading “CEO: Jeff Bezos”