Stories by John Dolan

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Posted on: Jun 1, 2017, Source: War Nerd

The War Nerd takes on an especially ugly American

Posted on: Jul 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Illustrated and written in rhyme, 'Neighbors from Hell' gives parents a way to talk about our messed-up society.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2012, Source: The Exiled

He simply cannot write a decent line, let alone a decent poem.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Horror stories from the graft-ridden American University of Iraq campus in Kurdistan.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2009, Source: Buffalo Beast

"It isn't easy to lose money running a speed lab. I'm one of the few to have achieved that distinction."

Posted on: Dec 30, 2008, Source: AlterNet

O'Reilly's book tells the tale of how he blustered and threatened his way through life to reach TV stardom.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

I just went through the hell of going from grad school-level poverty to the real thing. Here are my lessons learned.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2008, Source: AlterNet

For most of us, zooming around in an airplane to shoot wolves sounds insane. For Sarah Palin, it's a "safari."

Posted on: Aug 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Nothing seems to keep the Neocons from losing respectability. Here are three contenders for the dumbest Neocon predictions post-Iraq.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2008, Source: AlterNet

When Free Republic forum posters learned that the gunman was from their own demographic, out came the conservative madness.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Warmongerer and neocon Christopher Hitchens just noticed that waterboarding is torture!

Posted on: May 23, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The American right wing, desperate for articulate hate mongers, is importing UK polemicists to stir the base up against the Muslim/Arab "enemy."

Posted on: Apr 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Sixx, the '80s hair rocking bassist for Motley Crue, offers to the public the memoirs of his drug-addled stardom -- if only he could admit he had fun.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Drop the condescending "populist" talk and get mean.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A Valley Girl masquerades as an L.A. gangster and a Catholic woman says she's a Jew raised by wolves. Why do people keep falling for such frauds?

Posted on: Sep 30, 2006, Source: The eXile

A decade after the 'lessons learned' of World War II, British colonizers slaughtered at least 300,000 in Kenya. Only now has the first serious history been published detailing the crimes.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The USA wouldn't be stuck in conflicts abroad if only we could stop believing that the American way is the best way.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2006, Source: The eXile

Yale professor John Lewis Gaddis engages in a torrent of patriotic self-congratulation in his new book about the Cold War.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Fans of disgraced author James Frey didn't value his writing -- they revered the moral of his story and his bad-boy bio that backed it up.