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Failing Up With Citigroup's Dick Parsons

Anyone familiar with Dick Parsons’ past could have told you his term as Citigroup’s chairman would end like this: Shareholder lawsuits, executive pay scandals, and corporate failure on a colossal scale. It’s the Dick Parsons Management Style. In each of the three companies Parsons was appointed to lead, they all failed spectacularly, and somehow Parsons and a handful of top executives always walked away from the yellow-tape crime scenes unscathed.

May 14, 2012 | Comments (19)

Israeli Supremacist Watch: Criminalizing History in the Holy Land

Tel Aviv University was built on the ruins of the Palestinian village of Sheikh Muwannis. The university’s faculty lounge is the village mukhtar’s former home. . .

May 11, 2012 | Comments (50)

The Avengers: It's, Y'know, For Kids!

If you’re one of the few dozen people in the world who hasn’t seen The Avengers yet, I’ll tell you the best way to take it in. Hit a matinee screening in a theater filled with kids—especially very small roundheaded…

May 7, 2012 | Comments (75)

Yves Smith: NPR's Adam Davidson Parrots Disinformation as He Extols Rule by the Top 0.1%

Creator of NPR’s Planet Money Adam Davidson is moving up in the world. He has gone from fellating the 1% to the top 0.1%.

May 3, 2012 | Comments (24)

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Recovered History: 7,000 May Day Protesters Herded Into D.C. Stadium Prison In 1971

Today’s May Day protests are the first May Day protests on such a large scale “in memory.” Not that Americans have a memory to speak of. Here’s something to jar that memory loose: Newspaper clippings of the big May Day protest in Washington DC back in 1971, when federal troops and police herded 7,000 protestors into an open-air stadium prison

May 1, 2012 | Comments (28)

The Horror of HBO's Girls

The tidal wave of reviewer praise for the foul new HBO show Girls has washed up against a wall of resistance recently. But as far as I can tell, nobody, whether praising or blaming, has actually conveyed what this miserable…

Apr 26, 2012 | Comments (191)

Silent Majority Millennials

There’s a new Boomer vs. Millennial piece over at Esquire making its way across the intertubes. If you hadn’t noticed, wringing one’s hands about Baby Boomers gorging themselves on the syrupy sweet hopes and dreams of the young’ns is the…

Apr 23, 2012 | Comments (82)