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Posts published by “Alexander Cockburn”

Deeper Into The Tunnel

As General Stan McChrystal plans his march on Washington to demand more troops in Afghanistan the antiwar movement lies on the sidewalk, as inert and…

Teddy Kennedy, Hollow Champion

Teddy Kennedy's disasters were vivid. His legislative triumphs, draped in last week's obituaries with respectful homage, were far less colorful but they were actually devastating…

The Right Wing’s Prince of Gonzo

The “Prince of Darkness” — aka Robert Novak — who died last week of a brain tumor was the Hunter Thompson of the right, albeit…

Health Plans & Death Plans

The first illusion to chase off the stage is that the great debate here has much to do with health. So far as public health…

Progressive Illusions

In retrospect we can see what a lucky fellow Barack Obama was to have had, during his run for the presidency last year, a radical…

Progressive Illusions

In retrospect we can see what a lucky fellow Barack Obama was to have had, during his run for the presidency last year, a radical…

The Biden & Clinton Mutinies

Time bombs tossed seemingly casually in the past month by his vice president and his secretary of state disclose president Obama, in the dawn of…

‘A Damned Murder, Inc.’

Some time in early or mid-1949 a CIA officer named Bill (his surname is blacked out in the file, which was surfaced by John Kelly…

May He Rest in Darkness

Robert McNamara, who died last week, on July 6, served as Kennedy’s, then as Johnson’s Defense secretary. He contributed more than most to the slaughter…

Rahm & Ralph

Hail to the Chief of Staff The first trumpet blast of change ushers in Rahm Emanuel as Obama’s chief of staff and gatekeeper. This is…

Imbecilic Tedium

The presidential campaign plummeted into imbecilic tedium last night in Nashville as Barack Obama and John McCain faced off in the second debate. The encounter…

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