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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 07, 2011
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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
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  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!
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 18, 2009
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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
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 24, 2009
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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!
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 17, 2009
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Blackballed

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?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 04, 2009


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Marijuana reform

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.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 28, 2007
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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
By EDITORIAL  |  June 06, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
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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
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 04, 2007
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Fantasizing Congress

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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 03, 2007


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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
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  December 13, 2006
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Craig's list

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
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  October 17, 2006
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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?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 07, 2006
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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
By EDITORIAL  |  April 19, 2006
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Divine hammer

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 ?
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 07, 2006


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Justice DeLayed

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
By EDITORIAL  |  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
By AL DIAMON  |  March 22, 2006
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Hearsay

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’
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  March 07, 2006