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Beat the Devil

Alexander Cockburn

Since the president took office, his administration has yielded one surrender after another.

Obsessions over sex have little to do with sexual behavior and everything to do with policing.

People shouldn't take Peace Prizes too seriously except under those rare circumstances when a prize committee somewhere gets it right.

"Birthers'" claims shift, but their essence is always the same: Barack Obama has no right to be president.

We crave drama, but we're not getting it, except in the form of racist rallies.

Last year Georgian troops went on a murderous rampage in South Ossetia, igniting a war with Russia. The facts have been assembled; the stubborn myths remain.

Obama's speech in Ghana neglected to mention structural barriers to African prosperity.


Alexander Cockburn
Alexander Cockburn, The Nation's "Beat the Devil" columnist and one...