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By Mark Ames
"Mark at the Mic": Mark Ames on the Dylan Ratigan Show talking about Giffords Assassination-Rampage, Decline & Inequality

Mark Ames was back on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show yesterday talking about the Tuscon assassination-rampage murder, the degeneration of America’s political class and how growing inequality makes everything and everyone shittier. To quote eXiled hero Charles Portis, “We’re weaker…

Jan 12, 2011 | Comments (33)

By Mark Ames
Is the Arizona Shooting A New Kind of American Murder?

This story was first published in Vanity Fair. Saturday’s shooting in Tucson, Arizona, has been variously described as an “assassination” and a “shooting rampage”—but which one is it? This may seem like a semantic quibble, but what occurred in that…

Jan 10, 2011 | Comments (41)

By Mark Ames
Mark Ames Rants On MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show: Beware Of Dr. von Hayek's "Austerity" Snake Oil

Exiled Online editor Mark Ames delivers an address to the nation on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show. The subject: A quick history lesson on why “austerity” is the worst, most insane idea imaginable to solve America’s economic woes–and how John…

Jan 6, 2011 | Comments (54)

By Yasha Levine
Freemarket Failures: Investors Prefer Doing Business With Hugo Chavez Over Billionaire Koch Brothers

You didn’t hear this on Fox News or the Drudge Report, but on October 10 Venezuela seized and nationalized a massive fertilizer plant part-owned by Koch Industries. The media silence is a bit puzzling. You’d think that the seizure of…

Jan 5, 2011 | Comments (30)

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By Eileen Jones
Dead Celebrities 2010: A Good Gloat Spoiled

One of the pleasures of the run up to New Year’s Eve is reading the list of celebrities who’ve died during the past year. You can gloat over the demise of people you always hated who’ve been taking up space…

Dec 31, 2010 | Comments (42)

By Gary Brecher
The War Nerd: Market Lessons from the Pashtun

“You know, win or lose, I gotta say I love my day job”: The Pashtun positive work ethic I’ve been watching the news out of Afg—I like it spelled that way, “Afg”; kinda gets the spirit of the thing. The…

Dec 30, 2010 | Comments (92)

By Eileen Jones
True Grit: Forget That John Wayne Stuff

True Grit is a big hit for the Coen brothers, giving them their best opening weekend ever. Their growing popularity cues two inevitable reactions: 1) the claim that they’re improving as filmmakers, finally learning how to do it right, “it”…

Dec 28, 2010 | Comments (45)