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Posts published by “Alexander Cockburn”

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…

Will Lieberman Take on the Medicis? (Aug. 16, 2000)

LOS ANGELES — It's all working out well for the Democrats. Conventions, like all theatrical events, need dramatic tension before reaching the plateau of what…

Winning with Ralph Nader (February 25, 2004)

Listening to Democrats screaming about Ralph Nader’s entry into the presidential race I finally understand the mindset of those Communist dictatorships that used to take…

My Life as a Rabbi (June 18, 2003)

Asked to a recent wedding in Virginia (it was a family affair on a grand scale), the proud parents asked if I would do some…

Hoist Up the Old John D. (Dec. 9, 1998)

Years ago I persuaded Andrew Kopkind to help me drive a 1962 Imperial LeBaron from Coral Gables to Vermont. We had not been many hours…

The Biden & Clinton Mutinies (August 5, 2009)

Time bombs tossed seemingly casually in the past month by his vice president and his secretary of state disclose president Obama, in the dawn of…

Was DSK Stitched Up? (May 21, 2011)

The French are for the millionaire. The Americans are for the maid. Among the French, three out of five think the IMF’s former managing director,…

Senator Facing-Both-Ways (February 18, 2004)

Across the last 30 years it’s hard to think of a Democratic candidate seemingly assured of his party’s nomination who has had less of a…

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