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By J. Michael Springmann
Maryland Minority Report: Drunk Drivers of the Future Busted Today

Most rational people believe that drinking and driving are wrong.  Most rational people believe that drinking and driving involve operating motor cars on public highways.  Most rational people have never dealt with a Maryland court. One man, in Worcester County…

Feb 16, 2010 | Comments (18)

By Mark Ames
The Nation: How The Orange Revolution's Neocon Hero Poisoned Ukraine

This article first appeared in The… If you’ve been wondering what ever happened to that wonderful Orange Revolution in Ukraine–because let’s face it, it was probably the last feel-good moment America collectively experienced in an otherwise bummer-packed decade–Sunday’s presidential…

Feb 15, 2010 | Comments (47)

By Eileen Jones
In Praise of The Dog Whisperer

Other day I was walking down the street past a weedy guy and his obstreperous five-year-old who was clamoring to go in the opposite direction, and I heard the guy say to the kid, “Tsst!” The kid promptly heeled, and…

Feb 15, 2010 | Comments (22)

By Yasha Levine
Senator Feinstein Teams Up With Billionaire Farmers And Corporate Raiders To Mount Hostile Takeover of California's Water

California’s Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein showed Californians who she really serves this past Thursday, when news emerged that she was trying to ram through a massive transfer of precious water out of the hands of millions of state residents, and into the private pockets of a clique of billionaire corporate farmers…

Feb 13, 2010 | Comments (14)


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By Mark Ames
Royal Tea Party Rebels: The Heroic Billionaires' Struggle To Overthrow The Tyranny Of Democracy

This article first was first published in Alternet. While Tea Party movement followers ran around Nashville last week dressed up in their Paul Revere period costumes, blathering about their heroic struggle against Obama’s Islamosocialist tyranny, the right-wing elite that nurtures…

Feb 12, 2010 | Comments (76)

By Eileen Jones
Archer: Excellence Jamboree

You probably know about it already, but in case not, there’s a really bracing animated half-hour series on the F/X Network called Archer. It’s a spoof of the James Bond-type spy genre, which doesn’t sound too good, but never underestimate…

Feb 5, 2010 | Comments (19)

By Mark Ames
Obama Administration's Crisis Catchphrase: "It's OutrAAAAgeous!"

It’s that time of the year again when AIG’s executive bonuses are announced…and as every American raised on sitcoms knows, this means it’s that time in the show when the plot-twist causes the audience to gasp, and the camera cuts…

Feb 3, 2010 | Comments (24)