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Review: Casino Jack

Not to be confused with the insightful documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money by the prolific Alex Gibney, this docudrama is nonetheless a fitting bookend.
By TOM MEEK  |  January 06, 2011

Review: Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)

The globe-trotting misdeeds of Jack Abramoff
Alex Gibney has a gift for turning stories of corruption so thick they're nearly impenetrable into simple tales of unfettered greed and malfeasance.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 24, 2010

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Psalms For The Deaf

Jared Paul Unleashes Prayers For Atheists
Sage Francis addressed the densely-populated crowd at Rock the Bells at Comcast Center last weekend: "This song helped get a friend of mine out of jail. Thank you to all who donated. This song is called 'Conspiracy to Riot.' Strange Famous fucking Records, Providence."
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 21, 2009

Sarah Palin, Inc.

The biggest brand name in conservative politics is about to enter the burgeoning right-wing marketplace — and she's perfect for it. Ka-ching!
Confused commenters have no clue as to the opportunities that await Palin — because few understand the extraordinary, multi-billion-dollar marketplace that has developed for movement conservatives.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 17, 2009


If Chuck Turner is innocent, why is he aligning himself with a coterie of disreputable African-American leaders?
Turner might want to avoid hitching his fortunes to those of such utterly disreputable pols as former DC mayor Marion Barry, ex-Newark mayor Sharpe James, and Dianne Wilkerson.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 10, 2009

Marijuana reform

A less-than-perfect but much-needed initiative. Plus, more evidence that Trent Lott is a weasel.
There is no sense to be found in the prosecution of individuals for possession of small amounts of marijuana.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 28, 2007

The debates so far

Why the Republican performance is so dangerous
Watching the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates debate this week in New Hampshire leaves an uncomfortable but undeniable impression.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 06, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1

These guys couldn't turn on a radio
These guys couldn't turn on a radio
By  |  April 14, 2007

The rats in Romney’s corner

The dirty tricksters behind Romney’s money
Mitt Romney’s powerhouse first-quarter fundraising numbers — he reports to have taken in more than $20 million — got him all kinds of press attention.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 04, 2007

Fantasizing Congress

Democracy in action
With football in playoff mode and spring training two months away, participants in any of the Web’s innumerable fantasy sports leagues may see this winter as a fallow period, a time when they could get rusty. Lucky for them, the 110th Congress convenes on January 4.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 03, 2007

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Craig's list

Sara Evans’ husband joins the list of the Republicans’ strange bedfellows
This week, Sara Evans dropped out of the top-rated Dancing with the Stars , alleging that her soon-to-be-ex husband is a pervy, porn-hording adulterer. Somewhere, White House flacks may have felt they dodged a bullet.
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  October 17, 2006

The Senate does sarcasm

Is that a rhetorical question?
As Republicans used their control of the Senate to waste the month of June on a series of pointless debates — over gay marriage, flag burning, the estate tax, and the like — their Democratic Party colleagues countered with the one tool left in their arsenal: sarcasm.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 07, 2006

Apartheid, Bush style

The Republican rape of New Orleans. Plus, Rumsfeld and Romney
More pitiable than being a Democrat in President George W. Bush’s America is to be an African-American Democrat.
By EDITORIAL  |  April 19, 2006

Divine hammer

Did God take down Tom DeLay ?
During a recent Washington, DC, conference dedicated to the “War on Christians,” pastor Rick Scarborough — author of Liberalism Kills Kids — labeled Tom DeLay a martyr to his faith.
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 07, 2006

Justice DeLayed

A leading political gangster is forced from office amid a widening criminal scandal
The worm turns. Former Republican House Majority leader Tom DeLay is resigning his seat in Congress.
By EDITORIAL  |  April 05, 2006

Swing the statue

Politics and other mistakes
I intend to show my gratitude to this state by commissioning a monument to be placed in some appropriate public space; it would depict historic moments that define Maine’s character (which is, to be honest, kinda weird).
By AL DIAMON  |  March 22, 2006


One man’s ‘Bush Chronicle’
Eliot Weinberger is a New York editor, translator, anthologist, essayist, and throwback to the day when American literary intellectuals more regularly spoke their political views in print.
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  March 07, 2006

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