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Narco-War Dispatch: Gulf Cartel Releases A Brutal Video Threat Against The Zetas...

This brutal video, which just came out, pretty much speaks for itself…that is, if you can understand Spanish. If not, I’ll explain it to you so you understand what’s going on. It was filmed in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, and it shows…

Feb 14, 2011 | Comments (26)

"Equal Opportunity Haters": A Profile Of The eXile

It’s been over two years now since the very last edition of The eXile came out. That’s 24 months and counting without its acerbic and brilliantly grotesque portrayals of Russian life, death and everything in between.. A mind-bending cocktail of…

Feb 14, 2011 | Comments (11)

After Cairo, Twitter Still Sucks

Two years ago, I wrote an article for AlterNet about Twitter, then in its boost phase. As usual, I had been slow on the social media draw, and had no idea what people were talking about in 2008 when they…

Feb 11, 2011 | Comments (29)

The War Nerd On Af-Pak: Losing the Long War, One Man at A Time

Want to see how we lose men in Afghanistan? Are you sure? Well, if you really want to, you can, thanks to this clip from French TV (scroll down to view it ). I warn you though, it’s pretty nasty stuff.

Feb 10, 2011 | Comments (92)

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Ronald Reagan Unplugged: Mark Ames Rants About The Gipper on The Dylan Ratigan Show

Mark Ames went on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show yesterday to remind America about the real Ronald Reagan no one else will talk about on TV. If you’ve been suffering from nausea and stomach gas over the past week during…

Feb 9, 2011 | Comments (30)

Reagan’s Cheshire Snarl

“I know these people in my goddamn blood!” –Hunter S. Thompson’s Attorney I’ve had Reagan all my life. In 1967, 13 years before the rest of you got President Reagan, he became governor of California. It was the terrarium in…

Feb 5, 2011 | Comments (78)

Here Lies The Worst Of All: An eXile Tribute to Ronald Reagan, Part 1

In all of America, isn’t there one person brave enough to dump wet cement on Reagan’s Hollywood Boulevard star? Isn’t there one bitter reject with nothing to lose, willing to pour lighter fluid over the “tributes” Reagan’s fans have been…

Feb 5, 2011 | Comments (20)

"The  Abominable Chimp-Fucker Is Dead!" An eXile Tribute To Ronald Reagan, Part 2

This article was first published in The eXile on June 10, 2004 “One thing’s for sure. Pessimism never created a job.” — From Bush’s new anti-Kerry television ad For my first two months out here, watching the Republican goon-machine retreat into the…

Feb 5, 2011 | Comments (8)

Homeless In Mourning: An eXile Tribute to Ronald Reagan, Part 3:

Homeless Mourn Reagan Normanson PodKristolwitz June 10, 2004 NEW YORK (Weekly Standard) — Hundreds of thousands of homeless Americans mourned the death of former president Ronald Reagan, whom they view as a hero and patron for cutting government funding of…

Feb 5, 2011 | Comments (3)

War Nerd: Spartacus Live on Al Jazeera!

While we wait for Egypt to finish cooking, there’s some great footage to watch. It may not be warfare as practiced by Lee and Grant, but it’s weirdly close to what urban combat must have been like before firearms. If…

Feb 2, 2011 | Comments (75)

The eXile: (satire)

Was The eXile satire, or not? When the Kremlin shut The eXile down in 2008, it didn’t care if The eXile was satirical or not—satire is not a legal defense in Putin’s Russia. Here in the USA, satire does matter,…

Feb 2, 2011 | Comments Off on The eXile: (satire)

eXiled Alert! Dylan Ratigan Gives Shout Out To Yasha Levine, The eXiled For Pioneering Real Estate Market Reporting Out of Victorville

I’ve been living in Venice Beach for the past few months, convalescing after almost two years of immersion-reporting out of Victorville, California–the front lines of California’s real estate meltdown. Life out in Victorville, a remote exburb on the edge of…

Feb 1, 2011 | Comments (19)

Mexico's Narco-War 2011: The Gulf Cartel Chops Up the Zetas

The eXiled’s special Drug War Correspondent MONTERREY, NUEVO LEÓN–Here we go again, a new year and a fresh new wave of narco-war porn to go along with it. If you’ve been paying close attention to the drug war in Monterrey…

Feb 1, 2011 | Comments (32)

Charlie Sheen and the Pursuit of Happiness

Charlie Sheen is in the news a lot lately because he can’t handle his liquor. Or his drugs. Or his porn stars. He’s a problem-partier; you know how there’s always one who freaks out on illicit substances, and cries, or…

Jan 29, 2011 | Comments (53)

This Is Our "Capricorn One" Moment

This article was first published in Vice. If President Obama’s SOTU address left you feeling vaguely suicidal but you’re not sure why, a quick comparison to the previous Great Depression president’s SOTU address might clear it up and help you to…

Jan 28, 2011 | Comments (30)

eXiled eXclusive: Charles and David Koch Made The Inaugural Ceremony Carpet Under President Obama's Feet

Yes, the Kochs are everywhere. Even under our feet. See that plush red and blue carpet cascading down the steps of the United States Capitol building, framing President Barack Obama as he makes his historic inaugural address? It’s made from…

Jan 27, 2011 | Comments (14)

All Pain, No Gain: A Brief History of "Austerity Program" Massacres & Disasters

This article was first published in Alternet. Now that the shock of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting is starting to wear off and the country is returning to its normal insanity again, we’re back to facing a far worse, far more…

Jan 26, 2011 | Comments (53)

Dead Souls: How Russians React To Terror

This article was first published in Vanity Fair. It takes a lot to terrorize a Russian. Compared to the truly spectacular acts of terrorism and violence that Russians have suffered over the past two decades, today’s suicide bombing at Moscow’s…

Jan 24, 2011 | Comments (32)

We, The Spiteful

In the summer of 2004, I published an article in the New York Press that answered Thomas Frank’s question “What’s the Matter With Kansas?” The Bush-Kerry campaign was heating up, and it was clear to me that the American left…

Jan 22, 2011 | Comments (100)

Mark Ames Talks to Radio Legend Doug Henwood, Host Of "Behind the News" On KPFA 94.1 FM

Mark Ames talks to the legendary Wall Street critic and radio personality Doug Henwood, host of “Behind the News” broadcast on Berkeley’s KPFA 94.1 FM, and publisher of the “Left Business Observer”. Click the player below to listen to Hendwood’s radio interview with Ames.

Jan 17, 2011 | Comments (9)