Alexander Cockburn

Alexander Cockburn and the Radical Power of the Word by John Nichols Alexander Cockburn and I met in the 1980s, when we shared places on a panel in Detroit, where the topic was the latest murders of Catholic priests by Latin American death squads. Alex was talking about the horrors of US foreign policy. I was talking about the horrors of US media coverage of US foreign policy. We were sufficiently in sync that our mutual friend, brilliant music writer and thinker Dave Marsh, came up at [...]

Super PACs and Secret Money

Published on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by Creators.com Super PACs and Secret Money Destroying America's Democracy by Jim Hightower Leave it to Bill Moyers, one of America's most useful citizens, to sum up our country's present political plight in a succinct metaphor: "Our elections have replaced horse racing as the sport of kings. These kings are multibillionaire corporate moguls who by divine right — not of God, but (of the Supreme Court's) Citizens United decision — are now buying politicians like so much pricey horseflesh." Pricey, indeed. [...]

Loom of the Jack Boot

Loom of the Jackboot: Obama Gives Military Extreme Powers by Alexander Cockburn Too bad Kim Jong-il kicked the bucket last weekend. If the divine hand that laid low the North Korean leader had held off for a week or so, Kim would have been sustained by the news that President Obama had signed into law a bill that puts the United States not immeasurably far from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in contempt of constitutional protections for its citizens or constitutional restraints upon criminal behavior sanctioned [...]

Change-Links June 2009

The Print Edition PDF The Killer Robot, Predator and Below What it Does General Stanley McChrystal, Cheney's Chief Assassin Is Now Obama's Commander in Afghanistan by James Petras How Long Does It Take By Alexander Cockburn Capitalism Produces Rich Bankers, but Socialism Produces Happiness By Phillip Bannowsky The Awful Sound of Silence By Steve Carlson Pesticides Indicated in Bee Deaths by Julia Scot of Salon and edited by Chaperral Journalists Murdered in 2009 By Carlos Quintanilla Rise Up Please By John Johnson

Change-Links February 2009

The Ghost at Obama's Side By Alexander Cockburn Yare Sale Nation By James Howard Kunstler Happy February By John Johnson Palestine By Chris Hedges Jewish Voices of Dissent on Gaza By Cesar Chelala The Loss of HIV Activist Christine Magglore By her hushand Robin Scovill Neolibersm, Poverty and Insecurity by Carlos Quintanilla February Calendar

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