Stories by Mark Ames

Mark Ames is the Co-host of the Radio War Nerd podcast. Read more of his work at He is the author of Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion: From Reagan's Workplaces to Clinton's Columbine and Beyond. subscribe to Mark Ames's feed

Posted on: Apr 22, 2011, Source: The Nation

Before the landmark Citizens' United ruling, the kind of corporate propaganda Koch Industries is using wouldn't have been legal.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The DC-Wall Street power circuit, with a big assist from the corporate media, is blindly pushing an agenda that could lead to massive social upheaval.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

She's got billions, but Whitman has yet to perform a single significant charitable deed for the Golden State.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2010, Source: eXiled Online

In the depths of America's decline, Liberals couldn't muster up a get-together for anything better than a mock-in meant to prove we're less stupid than the other side.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Former CEO Whitman's record of gross incompetence, massive waste and personal enrichment is breathtaking. That the media isn't talking about it is incredible.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Exposing how the Tea Party evolved out of the pro-offshore drilling astroturf movement in 2008, and the Koch billionaires' role in backing it.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The stinking rich are planning billion-dollar luxury liners that keep the land-based Americans they've plundered at a safe distance.

Posted on: May 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We're ruled over by people who despise us and think of us as prey and themselves as hyenas, busy devouring everything they can.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2010, Source: eXiled Online

Fraud has become so endemic in this country that it's woven its way into America’s DNA.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Her works are treated as gospel by right-wing powerhouses like Alan Greenspan and Clarence Thomas, but Ayn Rand found early inspiration in 1920's murderer William Hickman.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

There's a dangerous right-wing alignment in the making; race-baiters proposing 'civics literacy tests' and elite free market ideologues who see democracy as inefficient.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Tim Geithner has a long history of caving to moral pressures and smoothing over colossal failures. But his personality is much like Obama. Maybe that's how he keeps his job.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

How one company made $1.8 billion by paying peanuts to human plasma donors, and then manipulated the market by restricting supply to the desperately ill.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

That Maj. Hasan tried to get a military discharge before the massacre is largely being erased -- we're supposed to keep focusing on the Muslim part.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

That alleged killer Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is a Muslim is not enough to explain the attacks.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet

"We have to tolerate the inequality as a way to achieve greater prosperity and opportunity for all," says one Goldman Sachs adviser. But tell that to the people of Samson, Ala.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2009, Source: eXiled Online

American billionaires keep cooking up scheme after scheme to shake down Americans and plunder the national wealth, as if the last one was too easy and boring.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Baldasci's shooting opens a window into Fresno, Calif.'s climate of soaring unemployment, scheming agribusiness oligarchs and Sean Hannity-inspired right-wing rage.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

It sounds too gruesome to be true, but the bankers have already shaken the silver out of everything that had value in America -- except for the elderly.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Obama is doubling down in Afghanistan with more troops deployed now than the Soviets ever had, at a time when public support for it is sinking like a rock.