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‘The Great American Stickup’: How Wall Street Occupied Washington

The big cop-out in much of what has been written about the banking meltdown has been the argument by those most complicit that there was “enough blame to go around” and that no institution or individual should be singled out for accountability. “How could we have known?” is the refrain of those who continue to pose as all-knowing experts.

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‘Do It for Bieber’

Here’s a clever election-year trick: Get minors, who cannot vote, to hassle their parents, who can, to get to the polls this November. For optimal results, throw in the tween catnip that is Justin Bieber, who also cannot vote and is Canadian, and presto!

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 READ MORE



The Dylan in All of Us

You have every right to pick up “Bob Dylan in America” with skepticism—or at least you would if you didn’t know how deep Sean Wilentz’s background in traditional American music goes.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 READ MORE



Pentagon to Make Secrets Book an Instant Best-Seller

Anthony A. Shaffer, a former spy for the military who went by the preposterous pseudonym “Christopher Stryker,” was clever enough to publish a memoir with information the Pentagon would prefer to keep secret. As a result, the military is in negotiations to buy every single copy.

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Conservative Entertainment, Now in Network Form

Quick—name a right-leaning entertainer who isn’t Kelsey Grammer! Or Ted Nugent. Whoever they are, conservative celebrities can now find a home to showcase their talent and flex their politics at the same time with the launch of RightNetwork.

Posted on Sep 8, 2010 READ MORE



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Amy Goodman Interviews Robert Scheer About ‘The Great American Stickup’

We’ve heard about the robber barons on Wall Street who brought on our current economic crisis, but they couldn’t have done it without the help of key political players like Bill Clinton, for one, as Robert Scheer tells Amy Goodman in this “Democracy Now!” interview about his new book.

Posted on Sep 7, 2010 READ MORE



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Falling in Love With the Kindle

I hated Amazon’s first Kindle as much as my dad, an avid reader, writer and collector of books, loved it. For him, it was delivery on a very old promise. For me, its monochrome screen, beige plastic body and single-mindedness represented a technological regression.

Posted on Sep 6, 2010 READ MORE



A Study of the Worldly Art of Jazz

Developing an appreciation for jazz is partly a matter of understanding how it is influenced by other forces of life, as this review of a new book by Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux notes, and how the music plays—and breaks—with form.

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‘Medal of Honor’ Yanked From Military Bases

American servicemen and -women stationed on U.S. Army and Air Force bases around the world won’t have the option of playing one video game in particular, Electronic Arts’ “Medal of Honor,” because it gives players the option of ... (continued)

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 READ MORE



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Hostage-Taker Killed at Discovery Channel HQ

A man holding three hostages at the Silver Spring, Md., headquarters of the Discovery Channel
was shot to death by police Wednesday. The gunman ... (continued)

Posted on Sep 1, 2010 READ MORE


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