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By Eileen Jones
Extract: Mike Judge Fail

Extract is so bad its rottenness becomes a source of fascination, which is a good thing, because there’s nothing else to sustain your interest while the 89 minute dud drags by. It’s all Mike Judge’s fault, that much is clear….

Sep 6, 2009 | Comments (10)

By Yasha Levine
Behind the Real Estate Bullshit: Socialism & Scams Drive Housing Market Optimism

If you search your favorite news aggregate for “US housing market”,  you’ll find a whole mess of headlines guaranteed to make you feel good about that crappy McTractHome you might have bought at the height of the real estate orgy….

Sep 3, 2009 | Comments (25)

By Mark Ames
Afghanistan Syndrome: There Are More Americans Fighting In Afghanistan Today Than The Soviets Deployed At Their Peak

This article first appeared in Alternet. America now has more military personnel in Afghanistan than the Red Army had at the peak of the Soviet invasion and occupation of that country. According to a Congressional Research Service report, as of March…

Sep 3, 2009 | Comments (70)

By Mark Ames
This Is Why Workers Shoot Their Employers

This is infuriating: According to today’s New York Times, most low-wage workers in America are victims of routine theft. The thieves: wealthy employers, who steal on average 15% of their low-wage employees’ pay by routinely underpaying them for their work,…

Sep 1, 2009 | Comments (61)

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By Mark Ames
Tarantino's Homage To The European Race

So I finally saw Inglourious Basterds the other night. I’ll admit, I was more than ready to avoid Tarantino’s new film, even after reading Eileen’s enticing review. The film sounded wrong on every level–what could possibly be good about another…

Aug 30, 2009 | Comments (50)

By Mark Ames
Russian Youths Riot In Closed City After Cops Bludgeon Teenager To Death

Here’s a gnarly little story out of Russia I just stumbled across on Newsru.com. This death porn tale comes from a town in the Urals named “Snezhinsk,” which means something like “Snowville.” It’s one of Russia’s last “closed cities,” where…

Aug 28, 2009 | Comments (20)

By Team eXiled
Mary Jo Kopechne On Sen. Ted Kennedy's Tragic Death: An eXiled Online eXclusive!

On this tragic day, Exiled Online caught up with one of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s closest confidants, the late Mary Jo Kopechne, whose intimate relationship with the late Senator was interrupted nearly 40 years ago. Exiled: Thank you for joining us…

Aug 26, 2009 | Comments (54)