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Marc Cooper

The After-Bush Afterlife

After 25 years of an on-again-off-again association with the L.A. Weekly, and after nearly eight straight years of doing this column, this will be my last one. The Weekly and I are parting ways. Economic pressures have resulted in the cutting of much senior staff, yours truly included. I take......

Colin Powell Delivers the KO Punch to McCain

Colin Powell staged a historic gesture Sunday morning by crossing party lines and unreservedly endorsing Barack Obama, denouncing the smear tactics of the McCain campaign as “over the top” and calling boldly for a “generational change” in American politics. Powell also went where no American politician — not even Obama......
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Best Poker Room: Hustler Casino

A few months back, I went to play some low-stakes poker over at Larry Flynt’s Hustler Casino, and who did I bump into, right next to me at a corner table in the back of the room? Not only Flynt himself, in his gold-plated wheelchair, but sitting around him were......

Reaganomics Meets the GOP-Bolshevik State

FORGET ABOUT THIS FRIDAY’S presidential debate. The real drama of this political season is unfolding on the steps of Capitol Hill. Indeed, the commotion around the Great Economic Crash of 2008 looks more and more like a Sergei Eisenstein movie set piece. As the wobbly baby carriage of the national......