Recent articles by Alexander Cockburn

Alexander Cockburn

McChrystal is wrong: No need for draft in the age of the drone

Fri 13 Jul, AT 07:20 Alexander Cockburn

Gen McChrystal wants to bring back the draft – but we pay Lockheed and Co to fight our wars now

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Occupy movement – gone but not forgotten

Thu 5 Jul, AT 10:24 Alexander Cockburn

The Occupy movement appeared dead and buried until the Barclays scandal erupted

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Obamacare victory puts Mitt Romney on the back foot again

Fri 29 Jun, AT 07:44 Alexander Cockburn

Republican candidate blindsided by Supreme Court's decision to uphold Obama's health insurance Act

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Rio+20 summit: welcome to the fantasy land of green conferences

Thu 21 Jun, AT 07:35 Alexander Cockburn

Once again, thousands of delegates descend on a pleasant location. Once again, the result is failure

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NYPD changes rules on dope, but keeps racist frisk powers

Fri 15 Jun, AT 07:40 Alexander Cockburn

New York plans to decriminalise possession of marijuana but the real problem is the racist stop and frisk law police use to find the drugs

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Why Barack Obama's marijuana betrayal should surprise nobody

Thu 7 Jun, AT 15:58 Alexander Cockburn

The man who smoked pot when he was a teenager has presided over millions of marijuana arrests

Back to 1980 as Romney apes Reagan in play for Pentagon

Thu 31 May, AT 10:56 Alexander Cockburn

Mitt Romney follows Reagan's lead as he bids to get the Joint Chiefs of Staff on side

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Whitey's majority is nearly over. Luckily, the fascist regime is ready

Fri 25 May, AT 07:06 Alexander Cockburn

White births are no longer a majority in the US, but it will be a while before Wasp-dom loosens its grip on power

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Gay marriage: good for election coffers, not so great for equality

Thu 17 May, AT 07:33 Alexander Cockburn

After Barack Obama's sudden conversion, gay couples who mimic heterosexual relations will be more equal than others

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Is NYPD using sexual assault to defend Wall Street paymasters?

Thu 10 May, AT 07:50 Alexander Cockburn

Occupy Wall Street say police are using violent new tactics against them. This is getting out of hand

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Who are the real fascists: Marine Le Pen - or the United States?

Thu 3 May, AT 07:19 Alexander Cockburn

Americans worry about the rise of extremism in Europe, but they aren't overly concerned by their own 'proto-fascist' country

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When half a million Americans died and nobody noticed

Fri 27 Apr, AT 10:03 Alexander Cockburn

Was the US drug Vioxx responsible for far more deaths than has been acknowledged so far?

Mitt Romney - Book of Mormon

It's a dead heat as Mitt Romney catches up with Barack Obama

Thu 19 Apr, AT 07:34 Alexander Cockburn

With small-town America still hurting from the 2008 crash, Republican Romney could turn this into a lead

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Farewell gastro-porn: is the foodie frenzy finally fizzling out?

Thu 12 Apr, AT 09:42 Alexander Cockburn

As two high-profile US restaurants close and food critics take a step back, is this the end an era?

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Romney beats off all challengers - at a terrible cost to his beliefs

Wed 4 Apr, AT 08:39 Alexander Cockburn

One-time liberal now sports all his fellow Republicans' most unalluring features. The Obama camp is not unhappy

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Trayvon Martin: Republicans shoot themselves in foot again

Fri 30 Mar, AT 11:49 Alexander Cockburn

By taking sides against the dead black teenager, Santorum and Gingrich have doomed the GOP

The great myth of America’s ‘knowledge economy’

Fri 23 Mar, AT 08:01 Alexander Cockburn

Only 25% of Americans go to college and only 16% of these actually try to learn anything. And it doesn’t really matter...

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Afghan rampage: it will only stop when the troops come home

Fri 16 Mar, AT 07:54 Alexander Cockburn

Assassination, desecration of bodies, the collecting of body-part trophies – it turned ugly long ago

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Unlikeable Mitt Romney sneaks Ohio and heads for nomination

Wed 7 Mar, AT 07:52 Alexander Cockburn

At least Rick Santorum, his wife Karen and the abortionist lover keep it interesting

Romney beats Santorum, but he'll never take the White House

Wed 29 Feb, AT 07:30 Alexander Cockburn

‘In terms of political strategy, it's like watching a man put a rope around his neck and kick away the chair'

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