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Update: By popular demand we’ve now included the transcript to Ames’ conversion rant. See below.

Even though libertarian ideals of massive deregulation and privatization led to the 2008 collapse of the global economy (just as these same libertarian ideals led to Russia’s collapse in 1998), nevertheless, America is already back to privatizing and deregulating like never before, as Dylan Ratigan has been reporting. (more…)

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Posted: June 17th, 2011

Mark Ames goes on Boulder, Colorado radio station KGNU to explain the banality of Russian-born author Ayn Rand, the guiding light of the libertarian/teabagger movement. Ames discusses his article “Atlas Shrieked” about how a sad ‘n’ lonely half-wit, Ayn/Alyssa, was nothing but a boring serial-killer groupie mistaken for Yoda by the libertards and teabaggers– despite being ignored as a boring, ridiculous hack in her Russian homeland, where Rand is still largely unknown.

Listen here, and learn:

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Posted: May 30th, 2011

 

Exiled editor Mark Ames went on MSNBC’s “Dylan Ratigan Show” yesterday to deliver a Memorial Day Rant over the death of the American vacation, and how offensive it is that while Americans get less and less time off from their corporate masters,Europeans in Speedos are flouting their month-long vacation times in our faces.

Watch the video here, and have a lousy Memorial Day weekend! (more…)

Posted: May 27th, 2011

An American correspondent stationed in Moscow just forwarded me a WikiLeaked diplomatic cable about me, The eXile, and the Kremlin media-stomping in mid-2008 that killed my newspaper and sent me fleeing home. The June 16, 2008 US Embassy cable–marked “CONFIDENTIAL”–correctly put the crackdown on The eXile in the context of a wider (and scarier) crackdown on other Russian media outlets that coincided with the handover of power from Vladimir Putin to the newly-“elected” President Dmitry Medvedev. The cable was given the highly-ironic header “MEDVEDEV ON FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND THE RULE OF LAW.” (more…)

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Posted: May 25th, 2011

 

Before heading back to Moscow in June 2008 to face the Kremlin “audit” of The eXile, which I knew meant the death of the newspaper at the very least, I worked out a deal with my editors at Radar magazine to blog about it for an American audience. I hoped at the very least that it might give me a bit of protection. (more…)

Posted: May 25th, 2011

Yesterday, as President Obama ran victory laps at Ground Zero to the cheers of “U-S-A! U-S-A!” eXiled Online editor Mark Ames was up in midtown Manhattan spreading his buzz-kill message to America from MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show.  Ames describes the post-victory hangover that Americans should be experiencing by now–if they had functioning memories, that is.

Watch the video of Ames ranting about the “Bin Laden Hangover” to Dylan Ratigan:

 

 

Watch The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC every day at 4pm EST. Also, check out Radio Free Dylan at DylanRatigan.com

Mark Ames is the author of Going Postal: Rage, Murder and Rebellion from Reagan’s Workplaces to Clinton’s Columbine.

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Posted: May 6th, 2011

This story first appeared in TheNation.com

The headline that topped the Drudge Report Tuesday morning had frightening news for its millions of readers: yet another credit ratings agency downgraded America’s debt, this time to “C”—at or near “junk” status in the letter-rating scales used by the big three ratings agencies, Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch. Clicking on the link takes the reader to a CNBC article [1] headlined, “US Debt Rating Should Be ‘C’: Independent Agency.” (more…)

Posted: May 5th, 2011