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By Mark Ames
Being Tim Geithner: A Brief Excursion Into The Marble-Floored Mind Of Our Treasury Secretary

Now I know what they mean when the media uses that word “outrage.” I saw it with my own eyes, during yesterday’s Congressional hearings with Tim Geithner. Turns out “outrage” refers to a ritual whereby Congressmen in Washington put on…

Jan 28, 2010 | Comments (16)

By Mark Ames
Cakewalking Into Yemen: One More Chapter In The Decline & Dementia Of America's War Party

This article was first published in The American Conservative, March 1, 2010. If the last few decades prove anything about America’s strategy in fighting Islamic terrorism, it’s that no matter what the other side throws our way, America will respond…

Jan 27, 2010 | Comments (31)

By Mark Ames
Who Remembers The Murder Of Nicholas Deak?

Gold coin issued by Nicholas Deak at the peak of the last gold boom While working on my upcoming book out here in the High Desert, I went off on one of those research tangents that led me to an…

Jan 25, 2010 | Comments (49)

By Eileen Jones
Exiles: Why I Hate Modern Novels

I promised this guy I’d review a new novel called Exiles, so the review could appear in eXiled and provide some sort of synergistic frisson in the universe or something. That was months ago and I still haven’t done it….

Jan 23, 2010 | Comments (56)


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By Mark Ames
Fire The Failures & Save The Presidency

If President Obama wants to really understand why he got his ass handed to him in the Massachusetts Senate race—a defeat as shocking and strange as if Joe Lieberman was elected president of Iran—he might want to read one of…

Jan 21, 2010 | Comments (42)

By Matt Harvey
Trainspotting Meets Bioterrorism: Scottish Junkies, Anthrax, And Murky UK Politics

Even the strongest Afghani brown can’t save Scottish junkies from the waking-nightmare that’s gripped them since December—when word first leaked out in the press of dope-fiends dropping dead from Anthrax-tainted heroin. Since December, press reports say there have been 14…

Jan 20, 2010 | Comments (28)

By J. Michael Springmann
MONKEYSHINES IN MONKEY COUNTY: Why Europeans Despise American Lawyers

My Uncle Louie always referred to Montgomery County, Maryland as “Monkey County”. I never knew why. Now that I am an attorney, I do. I’ve learned the hard way that there are too many smirking chimps in Monkey County’s legal system. In…

Jan 19, 2010 | Comments (18)