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Marc Cooper

"Going Bulworth": The First Time, and Now

William Bradley | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Where will Obama be if his administration's conventional methods are not up to the task of cutting through controversies that are engendered, at least in part, by reliance on conventional methods? That's when things could get very interesting.

5 Years After Shooting Sean Bell 50 Times, Four NYPD Cops Fired

AP | Posted 05.24.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — An undercover police detective who fired the first bullets in a 50-shot barrage that killed an unarmed New York City man as he left h...

Does Eating Meat Support Bestiality?

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Friedrich

Farmed animals endure abuses far worse than even the most horrific things we might think of when we hear "slaughterhouse" or "factory farm."

Can Slake Quench LA's Media Thirst?

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

The LA media landscape just got richer. Joe Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa have joined forces to produce the debut issue of the quarterly Slake Los Angeles.

Sean Bell Civil Case Against NYPD Won't Be Delayed

nydailynews.com | John Marzulli | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A federal judge in Brooklyn Wednesday gave city lawyers until May 6 to decide whether they will represent the NYPD cops charged in the wrongful death ...

Obama's Master Plan

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Norman

It could be plausibly argued that the president wants the public to demand that the Bush gang be held accountable.

"Anti-Obama Taxpayer Tea Parties Steeped In Insanity": LA Times

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Web is buzzing with information about how to throw an anti-Obama Taxpayer Tea Party, something organizers hope will be held today from Santa Monic...

Leftist Victory in El Salvador Closes an Historic Cycle

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marc Cooper

History comes full cycle with the election of a leftist president in El Salvador. Those we branded two decades ago as "international terrorists" now democratically govern Central America.

What President Obama Means

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

Las Vegas, Nevada - My good friend Micah Sifry framed this historic day perfectly right about noontime. "The hands that picked the cotton are the hand...

Hope. Not Faith.

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

Hope, says the dictionary, is about our desires. Faith, on the other hand, is about confidence. I've got tons of the former, and damn near none of the latter. So if Obama offers hope, I'll take what I can get.

McCain's Own 60's Radical Pal

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

McCain openly boasted about his deep collaboration with one of the most prominent of Vietnam-era student radicals, David Ifshin, who denounced America on Radio Hanoi as McCain sat locked up as a POW.

Daughter Dearest: You'll Never Be Vice-President

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

Here you are at age 25 with what your Mom and I thought was a solid education, and you're but a common community organizer. Let me count the ways we did you wrong.

Gustav Postpones RNC...And Ends Reagan Revolution

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

When the post-mortems are written on the now diseased McCain campaign and -- more generally -- on the demise of the Reagan Era, the three top contributing factors of death will be listed as Katrina, Sarah, and Gustav.

Sean Bell Verdict: 3 NYC Police Officers Acquitted Of 50-Shot Killing Of Groom-To-Be

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For breaking updates on the Sean Bell acquittal click here. NEW YORK -- Three detectives were acquitted of all charges Friday in the 50-shot killing...

Hillary And The Commies

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

During Wednesday night's debate, George Stephanopoulos didn't flinch from trying to smear Obama by association with former '60s radical Bill Ayers. Too bad George didn't ask Hillary about her summer spent working for a law firm run by Communists.

The Uncharted: From Off The Bus to Meet the Press

Jay Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jay Rosen

As an Obama supporter, I was proud to publish Mayhill Fowler's truthful report, though I recognize that it touched off an ordeal for the campaign, a media storm that isn't over and could hurt Obama's chances.

We, The O-Boomers

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

We O-boomers are, I fear, ready to be disappointed by a President Obama. It's a well-worn reflex with us. But we can sense at least the mathematical possibility of some refreshing change if he is elected.

Eliot and Bill: Soul Mates

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

The media has turned downright skittish in noting the similarities between Eliot and Bill. Would it somehow be unfair to muddy the Clinton campaign with such uncomfortable associations?

The Torturous Logic of The New York Times

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

With President Bush's veto this weekend of a bill to outlaw the CIA's use of waterboarding, torture now becomes officially codified U.S. policy. But you'd never know it from the reading the Times.

It's 3 a.m. and Hillary's Dreaming

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

There is no plausible scenario in which Clinton can win the nomination. At least, not democratically.

California Superdelegates: No Brokered Convention

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Tomasic

In interviews with OffTheBus this past week, California superdelegates undercut media-generated dramatic narratives about how the Democratic nominatio...

Ralph Nader's Nadir

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

Politics is all about perception, and the perception of Ralph Nader's first run was that of a tragedy. His redux in 2004 was more of a farce. His run this time will be doomed to be pathetic.

The Battle for California: Gettysburg or Waterloo?

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

Whoever wins the most votes in the California battle, and is therefore perceived to be the inevitable nominee, is likely to actually become the Democratic nominee.

Can Obama Beat The Clock?

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Cooper

Barack Obama has only one enemy left standing and it's not Hillary Clinton. It's time itself. All the evidence is in: the more that voters are exposed to Obama, the more they flock to him. The more they see Hillary Clinton, the more stagnant her numbers.

John Edwards Exits Doing The Right Thing

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Cooper

John Edward exits the presidential race having done the right thing -- the right thing in having run the way he did and the right thing in leaving when he does.