It’s common and good for publications to seek out opposing views. But if you’re Newsweek and want different opinions on SAFRA, why would you possibly ask someone from the Consumer Bankers Association—an organization with a direct financial stake in what’s going on? It’s not as though the CBA doesn’t have means of getting its message out, and it’s not as though there is any mystery as to what that organization’s opinion will be. This is foolish.

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Jesse Singal

Jesse Singal is a former opinion writer for The Boston Globe and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is currently a master's student at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.