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Beat the Devil

Alexander Cockburn

Obama can take the rhetorical high road, but he should have some mean stokers in the engine room.

Change may be the mantra, but continuity is the undertow.

Lusting after pools of Social Security and Medicare money, the Wall Street giant aims to dictate national policy through the barrel of a financial gun.

All great seasons in politics begin with excitement. Right now there's none.

The agency's secret destruction of tapes is a parable of the futility of oversight.

Looking askance at a practice widely supposed to be a pretty good idea.

On airports Heathrow and De Gaulle, bicycles and trains.


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