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Entries by Thomas Frank from 10/2009

Health Care and the 'Predator State'

| Posted 10.07.2009 | Politics

Although Republicans have snapped up James Galbraith's catchy book title, the politicians have misunderstood his message. They need to go back over The Predator State for a second reading.

The GOP vs. Labor Law

| Posted 10.14.2009 | Politics

Outreach is just what understaffed labor agencies need. Yet the menace of outreach is why conservatives objected to the "Wage Watch" program.

From John Birchers to Birthers

| Posted 10.21.2009 | Politics

Conspiracy-mindedness isn't just for fringe political groups anymore; it makes for riveting entertainment. And it is all around us today, a disorder with an entire industry to act as its enabler.

Obama Is Right About Fox News

| Posted 10.28.2009 | Media

Persecution fantasy is Fox News's lifeblood; give it the faintest whiff of the real thing and look out for a gale-force hissy fit -- as the Obama administration has discovered by now.