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By Mark Ames
Meet The New York Times Critic Who Took 25 Years To "Get" The Fall

This article first appeared in Viceland.com Somehow I missed this review in the NY Times of The Fall’s new album. The article is titled “Mr. Smith Shows His Staying Power,” and it came out a couple of weeks ago. I wish I…

Jun 4, 2010 | Comments (26)

By Mark Ames
Escape From America: The Strange & Scary Billionaires Behind The Libertarian-Inspired Sea Castles

This article was first published in Alternet What happens when Americans plunder America and leave it broken, destitute and seething mad? Where do these fabulously wealthy Americans go with their loot, if America isn’t a safe, secure, or even desirable…

Jun 2, 2010 | Comments (108)

By Eileen Jones
Feckin’ Independent Film

Feck, as the Irish say. Feckin’ independent film, it’s not worth shite. I just watched Ondine, this Neil Jordon thing set in contemporary Ireland about a soulful fisherman played by Colin Farrell, who catches a young woman in his fishing…

May 31, 2010 | Comments (17)

By Gary Brecher
A Memorial Day War Nerd: Gettysburg Was The Finest Fight Ever In The World

When the fourth of July rolls around, you’re supposed to think of, I don’t know, the Constitution and backyard cookouts like in old Chevy ads—but for me, it’s really Gettysburg we’re celebrating. Greatest battle in American history. But the battle,…

May 30, 2010 | Comments (34)

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By Kelley B. Vlahos
Is Rand Paul Just Another Neocon Republicrat Masquerading As A Libertarian Rebel?

This article first appeared in Antiwar.com “When it is said that nothing, including a nuclear strike, is off the table on Iran, are those who say it not also threatening genocide?” – Rep. Ron Paul, May 22, 2007 “I don’t think…

May 25, 2010 | Comments (49)

By Eileen Jones
Facebook Friends: God Died to Get Away From Us

Maybe somebody could explain Facebook to me. I’m on it and I still don’t get it. I hate it without understanding it, like a dog barking at a vacuum cleaner. Facebook’s in the news for violating people’s privacy and selling…

May 23, 2010 | Comments (67)

By Mark Ames
Top Billionaire Hedge Funder Sees Himself As a Hyena Devouring Wildebeests

This article first appeared in Alternet. Ray Dalio is a billionaire hedge fund manager who makes more money in a single day than most Americans will earn in their entire lifetimes. That’s because hedge funds are the top of the…

May 22, 2010 | Comments (62)