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Frank Rich: The Other Plot To Wreck America | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

THERE may not be a person in America without a strong opinion about what coulda, shoulda been done to prevent the underwear bomber from boarding that ...

goldman-sachs, giant vampire squid

Gershon Hepner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gershon Hepner

Goldman Sachs, the giant vampire squid, wrapped around our faces with a funnel, sits upon a Ponzi pyramid, preventing light to shine within its tunnel...

Frank Rich Warning On Afghan War: Don't Conflate The Taliban And Al Qaida (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Rachel Maddow interviewed New York Times columnist Frank Rich last night about the Afghanistan war and the upcoming decision that President Obama must...

Frank Rich: The Great Tea Party Rip-Off | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even given the low bar set by America's bogus conversations about race, the short-lived Harry Reid fracas was a most peculiar nonevent. For all the hy...

Tiger Woods = Enron (Frank Rich Fights Flimflam With Flimflam)

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Quigg

A Martian reading Rich's words would almost certainly emerge from the column believing that Tiger Woods got famous on the strength of his claims of being faithful to his wife.

NPR Gets in News Staff's Facebook

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

One has to wonder just what the editors at NPR will say if they are asked, "Is it OK to post a link to last night's Jon Stewart rant or to Frank Rich's recent editorial on my Facebook page?"

Fearless Predictions for 2010 and Other Magical Thinking

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gerald Sindell

Tom Friedman will realize that he's losing his success rate to the average stopped clock and retire to focus on writing non-political travel books. They will be very short. But somehow still turgid.

Wall Street and the US Government: Where's Jimmy Stewart When We Need Him?

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

With all the interest in the damage Wall Street has done, activity that's the opposite should draw some attention. But coverage of the corporate social responsibility movement is not yet an idea whose time has come.

Frank Rich: Will Lobbyists Defeat Obama's Agenda For Reform?

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

IN the annals of American excess, there often arrives a moment when those with too much money, too much clout and too much hubris just can't stop them...

Frank Rich: Obama At The Precipice In Afghanistan

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

THE most intriguing, and possibly most fateful, news of last week could not be found in the health care horse-trading in Congress, or in the internati...

Foiled eBay Bidder Challenges Palin to $100,000 'On the Record' Dinner for Veterans' Charities

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

Former banker Ken Morris will donate $100,000 to veterans' charities for a dinner with Sarah Palin and guests, on-the-record and taped so as to minimize misrepresentations.

Frank Rich: Even Glenn Beck Is Right Twice A Day | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Beck frequently strikes the pose of an apocalyptic prophet, even insisting that he predicted 9/11. This summer he also started warning of domestic ter...

Frank Rich: Obama's Squandered Summer

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

THE day before he gave his latest brilliant speech, Barack Obama repeated a well-worn mantra to a television interviewer: "My job is not to be distrac...

Renee Zellwegger Spotted Toting Frank Rich's Memoir

X17 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

And what's that in Ms. Zellweger's sexy hands? A book! Ghost Light by Frank Rich, a memoir about the writer's love of theatre. Hmm... could Renee be p...

The Afghanistan Gap: Press vs. Public

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Norman Solomon

Increasingly, public opinion is not cooperating. While the media establishment and the political establishment appear to belong to the same pro-war affinity group, the public is shifting to the other side of a widening credibility gap.

Palin v. McCain, Round Two

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy L. Cohen

Will the GOP continue as the zombie of American politics, returning to life after each purported death, more monstrous in each incarnation?

Frank Rich: Guns Of August And The Threat Of The Radical Right

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"IT is time to water the tree of liberty" said the sign carried by a gun-toting protester milling outside President Obama's town-hall meeting in New H...

Debtor's Revolt?

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

Once all the TARPs are tidied up and the quarterly profits no longer a revelation, American consumers will still be swaddled in debt. What's to stop them from just walking away from it?

Obama Did Not "Punk" the Common Guy

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

Has Barack Obama abandoned the populist policies that got him elected, and done nothing for working people?

Why Is Frank Rich Mad as Hell?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Frank Rich has pulled off his career goal: becoming as quintessentially part of the establishment as you can be.

Frank Rich: Is Obama Punking Us? | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"AUGUST is a challenging time to be president," said Andrew Card, the former Bush White House chief of staff, as he offered unsolicited advice to his ...

Frank Rich: "Beer Summit" Ended With A Burp | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

THE comforting thing about each "national conversation on race" is that the "teachable moment" passes before any serious conversation can get going. ...

Frank Rich: Most Trusted Man In News Can't Be "Outsourced To Comedy Central And Jon Stewart" | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

That's why the past week's debate about whether there could ever again be a father-figure anchor with Cronkite's everyman looks and sonorous delivery ...

An Interview With Nick Reding, Author of Methland

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patrick Sauer

Oelwein is a microcosm of small town everywhere, but Methland shows that the drug abuse is a symptom, not the cause, of the deeply ingrained problems facing rural America.

The NY Times Made Me Do It

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

The nation's journal of record; America's first draft of history; the Grey Lady, -- the New York Times -- got it wrong and that the crowd-sourced, open-source, oft-criticized Wikipedia got it right.