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Obama’s jobs plan is a step in the right direction

President Barack Obama's September 8 speech outlining his new jobs program — and the tax policies needed to finance it — was a sign of hope.
Notes on class warfare
By EDITORIAL  |  September 23, 2011

Review: Generic Theater takes on Havel's tale of an intellectual amid revolution

In these days of ongoing revolution, many are drawn to look back to protest and uprisings of the past.
Brainy burdens
By BY MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 15, 2011

Review: Atlas Shrugged

Actor Paul Johansson, in his directorial debut, sets his adaptation of Ayn Rand's 1957 novel — now a Libertarian sacred text — in a near-future (2016) plagued by socialism.
Not all books should be made into movies
By TOM MEEK  |  April 15, 2011

Review: My Perestroika

Socialism might be a dirty word in America, but for Russians during the Soviet era, it was the way things were.
Transitioning to capitalism
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 08, 2011

Ben Affleck and Rebecca Hall on the Town

Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner, who play Doug and Jem, a pair of Charlestown gangsters in Affleck’s stunning adaptation of local author Chuck Hogan’s novel Prince of Thieves , make for an intense, photogenic screen couple. That is, until Rebecca Hall com
Class acts
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 17, 2010

Patrolling the border

Taxed Enuff Already!
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  August 27, 2010


'Tea' is for terrorism

A year ago, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) produced a memo outlining the growing threat posed to this country from right-wing extremists. It compared the situation to that of the early 1990s — which culminated in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred
When even the most ‘legitimate’ voices of the right validate dangerously unhinged anti-government rhetoric — DUCK!
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 09, 2010

The Big Hurt: Say anything

It’s almost impossible to read a single page of YouTube comments without being confronted by society’s ugliest afflictions: ignorance, pointless fights, horrifying racism, and unfair criticism of Justin Bieber’s haircut.
The week in YouTube comments
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 09, 2010

Review: Astro Boy

Five-year-olds who attend rallies in between tee-ball and bath time are sure to love the new David Bowers–directed interpretation of Osamu Tezuka’s flagship character.
Partisan politics rain down like meatballs
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 23, 2009

Review: Capitalism: A Love Story

In his new film about the Wall Street meltdown, Michael Moore — surprise! — denounces capitalism and its exploitation of the working class. Not that he's above doing a little exploiting himself.
Moore of the same: Capitalism fails to make a prophet
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 02, 2009
smack list

Town hall smack down!

Socialism! Pudding!  
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  August 21, 2009


Tax evasion

There is such a thing as a stupid question
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 29, 2008