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This Is Bigger Than Paula Deen

by David J. Leonard | Jun 28, 2013 | Media

We have spent time discussing, debating, and arguing over Paula Deen. From print pundits to cable-news talking heads, much has been said of the TV personality’s use of the “N-Word,” her firing from the Food Network, and whether “in her heart she is a racist.” But a closer look at the details of the civil […]

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Choose Your Own Dystopia

by James Berger | Jun 25, 2013 | Books, Politics

George Orwell’s great dystopian novel, 1984, was published in 1949. The U.K. and the rest of Europe were recovering from years of devastating war. And in eastern Europe, the genocidal dictatorship of the Nazis was being replaced by the rival totalitarian rule of Stalinist USSR. 1984 has become a template of subsequent visions of modern […]

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Dirty Wars: Murder as Foreign Policy

by Hamilton Fish | Jun 7, 2013 | Media

Dirty Wars, the film, opens in select theaters around the country this weekend. The producers—hostage to the same merciless economics that confront commercial releases—have gone to extra lengths to entice audiences to the theaters during the first weekend. In New York, the co-writer and star of the film—Jeremy Scahill (pictured left), on whose New York […]

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It’s the Politics, Stupid

by Brian Francis Slattery | Jun 1, 2013 | Books

Maybe, just like in the late 1970s, we are at a crossroads in economic history, and it’s time not only to argue about policies and programs, but also to revisit the assumptions underlying our current economic regime. In the 1970s, the mainstream story goes, the economy was broken. The Keynesian paradigm that had shaped economic […]

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Arthur Goldwag: Alex Jones’ Weather Weapons

by Arthur Goldwag | May 29, 2013 | Media

Alex Jones used to operate under the radar of mainstream media, which studiously ignored him and his theories about 9/11 Truth, Chemtrails, FEMA concentration camps, and deadly vaccines that have been staples of his websites InfoWars and PrisonPlanet. Thanks to Matt Drudge, who helped to mainstream Jones’ ideas (about Obama’s forged birth certificate, Andrew Breitbart’s […]

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