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By Mark Ames
"Bernie Bernbaum Does America" — Mark Ames Goes To Salt Lake City To Expedite Mormon Apocalypse & Dispatch The DNC

Some of you might be wondering what I’m doing in Salt Lake City…

Sep 7, 2012 | Comments (30)

By Joe Costello
Joe Costello: Centralization and its Discontents

Cross-posted from The great nullity at the center of American politics, disallowing all constructive dialog, is actually quite simple. It is the inability of the right, conservatives, libertarians, Republicans, whatever they wish to call themselves to acknowledge the growth…

Sep 5, 2012 | Comments (46)

By Eileen Jones
Hara-kiri: A Good Day for Self-Disembowelment

I was feeling pretty low, so I watched Takeshi Miike’s Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai. A movie about ritual self-disembowelment was a fitting end to the week I had. So I was more than happy to sit there drinking in…

Sep 3, 2012 | Comments (35)

By Mike Elk
HuffPo America: From Arianna Huffington’s Unpaid Massage Therapists to Obama’s Bridge to Work Program

This article is cross-posted from In These Times Since its inception, the Huffington Post has relied heavily on unpaid bloggers. Huffington Post co-founder Ken Lerer said in 2007 that a key part of the plan of the website was to…

Sep 3, 2012 | Comments (14)


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By John Dolan
W. H. Auden: The Worst Famous Poet Of The 20th Century

Auden is the worst famous poet of the 20th century. He simply cannot write a decent line, let alone a decent poem. Some of his very worst poems are among those “classics” found in every anthology of Modern poetry. They’ll…

Aug 28, 2012 | Comments (57)

By Mark Ames
Going Postal At The Empire State Building: Jokers, Joshua Foust & Revenge of the Nerds

But there is one element that the two rampage killings share: American Twerpdom… and the unrecognized psychosis that twerpdom can produce when all around you you’re being judged by a culture that lionizes John Galt fratboys and Tucker Max pus bags…

Aug 26, 2012 | Comments (118)

By Mark Ames
Tracy Lawrence: The Foreclosure Suicide America Forgot

In the months since Tracy Lawrence was found dead in her Las Vegas apartment at the age of 43, her story has only taken on more significance—even as her death has been forgotten. This is a story that demands our attention, a story we must not allow ourselves to forget.

Aug 23, 2012 | Comments (28)