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Posts published by “Alexander Cockburn”

Like Enron, Like Social Security (Dec. 12, 2001)

Has the collapse of Enron finally pushed social security “reform” off the political agenda for the foreseeable future? Half the stock in Enron employees' 401(k)…

Letter to Michael Moore (Nov. 12, 1997)

Dear Michael, You probably thought to yourself, with that blend of self-righteous self-pity you have made your own, that when Mugger had sharp things to…

Q&A with Mike Sweeney (March 8, 2000)

Dear Mike Sweeney, Thank you for your prompt response. Here are my questions. I've left a space after each one. If you need more space,…

Death, Depression and Prozac (March 30, 2005)

Jeff Weise, teen slayer of 10 including himself at the Redlake Indian reservation in northern Minnesota, was on Prozac, prescribed by some doc.  How did…

Marijuana Boom & Bust (April 29, 2010)

Marijuana was by no means the first boom crop to delight my home county of Humboldt, here in Northern California, five hours drive from San…

Dwarf Tossing (2002)

Here’s why I’m against the UN as a promoter of federalism and world guv’mint. This just in from Geneva, Switzerland, via Reuter’s wire: “UN upholds…

Awards For Yourself

(1984) Were there ever members of any profession so keen on giving each other prizes as journalists? From the rising of the sun in the…

‘A Damned Murder, Inc.’

[July 2009] Some time in early or mid-1949 a CIA officer named Bill (his surname is blacked out in the file, which was surfaced by…

Riots & The Underclass

What’s a riot without looting? We want it, they’ve got it! You’d think from the press that looting was alien to British tradition, imported by immigrants more recent than the Normans. Not so.

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