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In the Phoenix: Romney's "Shadow Years"

On the site now and on newsstands tomorrow, my colleague David Bernstein's piece on Mitt Romney's "shadow years" - the three years he ran the Olympics while remaining, at least on paper, the CEO of Bain Capital. That period, of course, has been the subject of intense media scrutiny in recent days, as journalists and the political class parse what Bain deals he can or can't be held accountable for in that time.

Bernstein, who has been reporting on Romney - and the controversy surrounding his Bain tenure - for years now, pushes the story forward: examining one deal that hasn't been written about yet, raising questions about how he might have used his leverage as Bain CEO to corral corporate sponsors for an Olympics operating under a cloud, and exploring why this all matters. The American public reveres successful business leaders, but starts to recoil when the curtain is pulled back on some of their practices. It's well worth a read.

I've also got a take Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's DISCLOSE Act - and why we've got to think bigger than disclosure. Contributor Phil Eil adds a great piece on Providence Provision, a roving supper club and incubator for all manner of clever ideas.

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