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Americans Elect: Another Astroturf Group

Just what we need—another phony Astroturf movement (hello, Tea Party) financed by thieving Wall Street hedge-fund scum.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  07-27-2011  |  Elections

Thomas Friedman Tells Portlanders to Stop Futzing Aroundnew

Say what you will about incendiary Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist and reporter Thomas Friedman: It takes some serious chutzpah to stand in front of a packed house of Portlanders and tell them that all of their green activism is nothing more than a hobby.
Willamette Week  |  Adrienne So  |  03-11-2009  |  Environment

'Hot, Flat, and Crowded' is the Same Old Thomas Friedmannew

When some time ago a friend of mine told me that Thomas Friedman's new book was going to be a kind of environmentalist clarion call against American consumerism, I almost died laughing.
New York Press  |  Matt Taibbi  |  01-15-2009  |  Nonfiction

Adventures in Flatlandnew

The New York Times op-ed columnist argues that the world is perfectly flat; barriers to participation in the global economy have vanished. Some highly regarded global economists would disagree.
The Village Voice  |  Joshua Clover  |  08-29-2005  |  Nonfiction

Wanted: Readers Equipped to Read the New York Timesnew

It was said a generation ago that The New York Times was written so anyone with a sixth-grade education would be able to understand it. Now the paper, which uses headlines like "Lame Duck Confit," is probably not within the grasp of sixth-graders, or, for that matter, much of its readership.
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  12-09-2004  |  Media

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