Stories by Matt Taibbi

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Posted on: Feb 27, 2008, Source: RollingStone.com

He's gone from laughingstock to presumptive nominee by campaigning for World War III. So why do conservatives fear him?

Posted on: Jan 29, 2008, Source: RollingStone.com

Hillary has taken her strategy straight out of Tricky Dick's paranoid, press-bashing playbook.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2008, Source: RollingStone.com

Corporate media are turning one of the most exciting primary seasons in history into a trivia contest.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

Barack Obama has stormed the Democratic race for the nomination -- can he and his supporters be stopped?

Posted on: Dec 9, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

After months as the front-runner, Hillary Clinton suddenly finds herself in a three-way heat.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

Surging Mike Huckabee may talk about poverty and trade, but the wild-eyed Baptist goofball doesn't believe he is evolved from primates. Does that even worry Republican voters?

Posted on: Oct 26, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

Mitt Romney's endless bragging about his wealth and success has kept him near the top of the Republican polls, but he's running for the nomination of a party that has nothing left to sell.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

Let's hope that John McCain's political downfall remains his own personal tragedy -- and doesn't become, by means of some terrible accident at the polls, ours.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

The media following the presidential campaigns in Iowa depict voters as gravely caring about meaningless issues like "likeability" and "electability."

Posted on: Sep 23, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

In Fred Thompson's fantasy world, all you have to do to be president is pretend you're the Gipper and act tough on TV.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

First Republicans screwed up on Iraq, sending thousands of Americans to their deaths. Then they refused to apologize. And now they're going to pay for it in the 2008 elections.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

In Iraq, private contractors are guaranteed huge profits no matter how badly they fuck things up.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

The author responds to reader questions, sharing his views on the 2008 election and that while he's often attacked for being a Hunter Thompson wannabe, the writer he's actually trying to rip off is H.L. Mencken.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2007, Source: Adbusters

Despite the walloping defeat of the Republicans in the 2006 midterm elections that seemed to spell the end of neocon rule in Washington, the clowns are once again spilling out of the Volkswagen.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

He's cashing in on 9/11, working with Karl Rove's henchmen and in cahoots with a Swift Boat-style attack on Hillary. By all accounts, he's a perfect choice to uphold the legacy of George W. Bush.

Posted on: May 9, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

The Democrats' endorsement of this crude neocolonial exploitation plan makes them accomplices in the occupation, and further legitimizes the insurgency.

Posted on: May 9, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

The Democrats' endorsement of this crude neocolonial exploitation plan makes them accomplices in the occupation, and further legitimizes the insurgency.

Posted on: May 2, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

It must be somehow beneficial to the American power apparatus to demean the individuals who seek to occupy its highest offices.

Posted on: May 1, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

What is it about the 2008 presidential race that forces candidates to perform like the lowest, scraggliest, street-hungriest organ grinder monkeys the world has ever seen?

Posted on: Apr 24, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

With his drunkenness, his perfect and instinctive amorality, his effortless thievery, and his casual use of lethal force, Boris Yeltsin represented a type intimately familiar to all Russians.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

People say that Don Imus isn't funny, but let's face it, there is a joke in all of this -- a joke on the black community.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

People say that Don Imus isn't funny, but let's face it, there is a joke in all of this -- a joke on the black community.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

You'll hear a lot in the next 20 months about which candidate has bony hands, who looks good in a parka -- but you won't hear anything about who voted for the bankruptcy bill and who didn't.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

After the Iraq timetable vote has passed the Senate, it seems like the Democrats, Republicans, and White House are all suspiciously happy.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

Republicans ran Congress like a basement cockfighting ring for years, and now they are freaking out at the civility that the Democratic majority is extending them.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

Hillary Clinton told the press that the morality of homosexuality is for "others to conclude." How calculating can you get?

Posted on: Mar 7, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

As the political class and the media establishment wake up to the nightmare in Iraq they are going to start looking for someone to scapegoat -- and it looks like they are going to blame the American people.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

America's growing economic dependence on the hi-tech defense industry is creating a culture that views peace and nonviolence as seditious concepts.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

While America obsessed about Brittany's shaved head, Bush offered a budget that offers $32.7 billion in tax cuts to the Wal-Mart family alone, while cutting $28 billion from Medicaid.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

The "talent of the century" hits the campaign trail, and while it isn't clear who Obama really is, he's certainly helping make it clear who the bad candidates are.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

Joe Klein is the living incarnation of American "conventional wisdom" -- a spineless, slavish watcher of polls who has no problem whatsoever denying today what he said yesterday.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

If the right-wing media keeps spreading lies like the one about Barack Obama supposedly going to a madrassa as a child, it's time to consider hiring the meanest lawyers on the planet to fight these creeps.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

The august Senator from New York kicks off her campaign by stealing lyrics from cheesy teen idol singer, Corbin Bleu, and uttering market-tested DLC nonsense.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

Bush's announced 'surge' is one of the more outrageous media deceptions in the history of an Iraq war that has been rife with them.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2007, Source: RollingStone.com

When will we recognize that the best thing we can do in Iraq is to get out of there?

Posted on: Dec 29, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

At the year's end, a look back on the birth of the media's hate era.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

The Left Behind video game encourages you to celebrate the birth of Jesus by wasting dozens of people at a time, using a variety of Christ-sanctioned weapons.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad had a feast this week and his main course was George Bush with an apple in his mouth.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

For the Iraq disaster to end, someone in DC is actually going to have to make a difficult decision -- admit defeat, invite a bloody civil war, lose face before a pair of rogue terror-supporting states -- and it's obvious that no one's ever going to do that, not until there's absolutely no choice.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006, Source: RollingStone.com

The Litvinenko murder is the world's first act of nuclear terrorism -- here's a rundown on the theories of who could be behind this attack.

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