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Mark Ames

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Mark Ames

Mark Ames is the founding editor of the eXile and author of Going Postal: Rage, Murder and Rebellion: From Reagan’s Workplaces to Clinton’s Columbine. He is an editor at The eXiled Online and a regular guest on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show. 

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The battle between the Cato Institute and the Koch brothers for control over the conservative think tank has further entrenched the risible notion that the group regularly defies the Republican party line.

Why does 76 percent of the civil libertarian’s Super PAC money come from billionaire Peter Thiel, whose Palantir Technologies helps the government spy on citizens?
 

Why does 76 percent of the civil libertarian’s Super PAC money come from billionaire Peter Thiel, whose Palantir Technologies helps the government spy on citizens?

In a 1973 letter, the right-wing billionaire urged the libertarian philosopher to collect Social Security and to use Medicare coverage when visiting the United States.

CNBC reports that a ratings agency downgraded America's debt to "C"—without disclosing that a CNBC anchor recently owned the agency.

Thanks to Citizens United, thousands of Koch Industries employees were told whom to vote for.

Enabled by the Citizens United decision, Koch Industries told thousands of employees last October how to vote—and even how to think.

A Nation article investigating the Astroturf roots of the TSA scandal elicited a fierce rebuttal from Glenn Greenwald of Salon. The authors reply.

Are Astroturf activists at the heart of the revolt against the TSA? And who benefits from the scandal?

No politician has ever suffered a more humiliating rejection than the former leader of Ukraine's Orange Revolution and its current sitting president, Viktor Yushchenko.