Stories by Mark Ames

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Posted on: May 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Why did Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley steer millions to a company Larry Summers directed while he administered "stress tests" on them?

Posted on: May 14, 2009, Source: The Nation

The Washington Post's editorial page is busy whitewashing Bush's disastrous wars, which the newspaper encouraged all along.

Posted on: May 1, 2009, Source:

They chicken out at the last minute. Recounting the doomed bus tour of AIG executives' posh homes in Connecticut.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2009, Source: eXiled Online

Why does Larry Kudlow still have a job? He's gotten everything wrong, and his irrational anti-Obama rants are truly borderline.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The tea parties are AstroTurf -- fake grassroots. But there is a real movement growing against corporate greed and government malfeasance.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2009, Source: AlterNet

If you keep squeezing workers to fatten filthy-rich executives' already-obscene bonuses, there can be very violent consequences.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2009, Source: eXiled Online

Debate heats up: How much are Rick Santelli and the Tea Party protests he inspired part of a project orchestrated by right-wing groups?

Posted on: Feb 24, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The Republicans are censoring their own anti-New Deal logic.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2009, Source: The Nation

After the way they goaded us into an epic military disaster, why do media warmongers still have jobs?

Posted on: Dec 31, 2008, Source: The Nation

Deconstructing Russia coverage on the Washington Post editorial page.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2008, Source: Radar

The war in Georgia will be remembered as the place where the American Empire fell on its face.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2008, Source:

In light of all of the corruption and cronyism that have marked the career of Lawrence Summers, why is Obama considering him for treasury secretary?

Posted on: Nov 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A huge schism develops between Fox's post-election attempts at "civility" and its pitchfork-wielding audience.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2008, Source: The Nation

Deconstructing the NYT fairy tale of the poor innocent small democracy of Georgia attacked by a cruel Cold War Russian monster.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2008, Source: The Nation

He may talk tough about Russia, but John McCain's advisers have advanced Putin's imperial ambitions and made good money on the side.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2008, Source:

John McCain's critical of the bailout of AIG. But it turns out the insurance giant is one of the largest donors to his pet think tank.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2008, Source: The Nation

The war between Russia and Georgia has been framed as a tale of David versus Goliath. But it's far more complex than this, morally and historically.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Bracket this massacre as the work of a lunatic on drugs, and you miss the chance to consider the horrors of life in middle America.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Stupefied by the excitement over the Democratic contest, an American expat asks us, "What's gotten into you people?"

Posted on: Jun 1, 2007, Source: The eXile

By hyping the so-called first massive cyberstrike by a superpower on a tiny, defenseless neighbor, the Western media have played into a sleazy Estonian PR stunt, designed to deflect the world's attention from the country's mistreatment of its Russian-speaking minority.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Media: Cho Seung-Hui did it because he was crazy and "evil." History: Schoolyard massacres are rebellions against oppressive and bullying environments by students who can't take it anymore.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2006, Source: The eXile

Nothing could make America's decline as a global power more embarrassing for the national psyche than the fact that Russia is on the rise -- and USA's patriotic press going bezerk in the process.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2006, Source: Comment Is Free

More than a quarter of working Americans won't take time off, while Europeans enjoy two months of holiday. Did the Reagan revolution make us forget how to relax?

Posted on: Jul 30, 2006, Source: Comment Is Free

A disgruntled and bullied Safeway employee is the latest to commit a workplace massacre. The press and co-workers are blaming the attacker -- but the real culprit is a corporate culture gone bad.

Posted on: May 31, 2006, Source: The eXile

Cheney's brazen oil grab strategy in Central Asia has launched a new Cold War with Russia -- and this time we're losing.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2006, Source: The eXile

Western countries are shrieking about Vladimir Putin's crackdown on foreign NGOs, but in the case of Freedom House, it is an act of self-defense.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It wasn't Marilyn Manson or lax gun control laws that prompted Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold to open fire at Columbine High School. It was life at Columbine.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The first rage killing in an American post office wasn't the work of a psychopath, but a man who was abused by his employer and couldn't take it anymore.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The <i>Nightline</i> interview with Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev is consistent with the Pentagon's 'accidental' bombings of three Al Jazeera bureaus -- and proof that U.S. government uses the media for foreign policy.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2005, Source: The eXile

America has been at war with Russia for nearly two decades; a grossly one-sided war in which the U.S. is quietly conquering more and more territory with the kind of tireless efficiency not seen since the days of the Golden Horde.