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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.
| January 07, 2011
Review: Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)
Alex Gibney has a gift for turning stories of corruption so thick they're nearly impenetrable into simple tales of unfettered greed and malfeasance.
The globe-trotting misdeeds of Jack Abramoff
| June 25, 2010
Cheesy and crackers
There is no place hotter in the media lately than South Carolina, "The Cracker State," whose logo is still essentially the Confederate flag.
Too much southern exposure. Plus, a rant — unpamper those kids!
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 18, 2009
Psalms For The Deaf
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 Recor
Jared Paul Unleashes Prayers For Atheists
| July 24, 2009
Sarah Palin, Inc.
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.
The biggest brand name in conservative politics is about to enter the burgeoning right-wing marketplace — and she's perfect for it. Ka-ching!
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| July 17, 2009
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.
If Chuck Turner is innocent, why is he aligning himself with a coterie of disreputable African-American leaders?
| March 04, 2009
There is no sense to be found in the prosecution of individuals for possession of small amounts of marijuana.
A less-than-perfect but much-needed initiative. Plus, more evidence that Trent Lott is a weasel.
| November 28, 2007
The debates so far
Watching the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates debate this week in New Hampshire leaves an uncomfortable but undeniable impression.
Why the Republican performance is so dangerous
| June 06, 2007
The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1
These guys couldn't turn on a radio
| April 14, 2007
The rats in Romney’s corner
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.
The dirty tricksters behind Romney’s money
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| April 04, 2007
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 o
Democracy in action
| January 03, 2007
The Blowhard Bulletin
Last week’s Phoenix carried an intriguing article, by ace news editor Ian Donnis, about how Bruce “Captain Blowhard” Sundlun, our esteemed former governor and all-around giant raving character, was looking to have a local group of investors buy the Pro
Sundlun’s desire to restore local ownership is on the money
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| December 13, 2006
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.
Sara Evans’ husband joins the list of the Republicans’ strange bedfellows
| October 17, 2006
The Senate does sarcasm
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 arse
Is that a rhetorical question?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| July 07, 2006
Apartheid, Bush style
More pitiable than being a Democrat in President George W. Bush’s America is to be an African-American Democrat.
The Republican rape of New Orleans. Plus, Rumsfeld and Romney
| April 19, 2006
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.
Did God take down Tom DeLay ?
| April 07, 2006
The worm turns. Former Republican House Majority leader Tom DeLay is resigning his seat in Congress.
A leading political gangster is forced from office amid a widening criminal scandal
| April 05, 2006
Swing the statue
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).
Politics and other mistakes
| March 22, 2006
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.
One man’s ‘Bush Chronicle’
| March 07, 2006
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