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Oaf of Office

Greg Palast 

Watching John Kerry lip-synch the oath of office, I couldn’t help wondering, ‘what if.’

Here on stage in Washington was the winner-class warmed and protected by cashmere and tax cuts against the strange, nipple-chilling cold. Hell had frozen over.

Our President said, “It is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation.” Well, no, it isn’t. …more

President Declares “Ownership Society”

Greg Palast 

Tells Convention He’s Ordered Invasion of Social Security Trust Fund

New York – Of all the bone-headed, whacky, breathtakingly threatening schemes George W. Bush is trying to sell us in his acceptance speech tonight is something he and his handlers call, “the Ownership Society.” Sounds cool, “ownership.” Everyone gets a piece of the action. Everyone’s a winner as the economy zooms. All boats rise. …more

Dick Cheney, Hugo Chavez and Bill Clinton’s Band

Greg Palast 

Why Venezuela has Voted Again for Their Negro e Indio President

There’s so much BS and baloney thrown around about Venezuela that I may be violating some rule of US journalism by providing some facts. Let’s begin with this: 77% of Venezuela’s farmland is owned by 3% of the population, the hacendados. …more

Give it Back, George:
The Lay Loot That Bought The White House

Greg Palast 

Bush and Republicans Should Give up Ill-Gotten Gains

When the feds swoop down and cuff racketeers, they also load the vans with all the perp’s ill-gotten gains: stacks of cash, BMWs, whatever. Their associates have to cough up the goodies too: lady friends must give up their diamond rocks. …more

While Reagan Napped:
Ronnie, Osama and The Chin Defense

Greg Palast 

Vinnie the Chin had a great alibi. The New York mob capo shuffled down the street in his bathrobe, unshaved, drooling out the side of his mouth. When he got busted, he pleaded he was too gone-in-the-head to know about the Cosa Nostra running rackets from his candy shop.

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