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El Che: The Crass Marketing of a Sadistic Racist

(20) Comments | Posted January 11, 2012 | 10:34 AM

There's something about Che Guevara that convinces older European men that they will become cooler through association with his "brand." We saw that again yesterday when Mercedes-Benz Chairman Dieter Zetsche launched a new car under a banner picture of Guevara. Years ago, an equally desperate Anglican clergyman tried...

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The FTC Confuses Newspapers With Journalism as it Seeks New Media Tax

(28) Comments | Posted June 7, 2010 | 11:39 AM

Last week my wife and I bought a used car, the better to ferry our children between sports events. For this we went to the websites of nearby dealers, researched different cars online and, after settling on one vehicle, quickly called up its history--inspections it had passed, the fender bender...

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A Liberal Pines for Times Gone By

(24) Comments | Posted March 15, 2010 | 10:48 PM

A friend emailed Sunday to remark on the irony of having Howell Raines lecture FOX News boss Roger Ailes on journalistic standards. Raines, you see, resigned as editor of The New York Times after a plagiarism scandal.

Raines' screed against Ailes and FOX News ran in the Sunday...

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