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Where Have You Gone Stephen Colbert?

Journalists rarely go gaga over celebrities because we meet so many of them, but I still remember the night I met comedian Stephen Colbert...

The Comforting Lies Which Enslave U.S.

Ever notice how pharmaceutical ads targeting senior citizens always feature younger people with a little fake gray in their hair, who couldn't possibly be over...

Bert Wolfe Named Working Class Hero

The Cynical Times hereby honors reader Bert Wolfe as a "Working Class Hero" for his wonderfully insightful explanation of the global forces now battering...

Cynical Times editor trolls Clinton stronghold

Victor Epstein was cruising his Facebook timeline alone Thursday afternoon, buck naked in the privacy of his living room, when the break in the social...

Wall Street Protests Yield “American Autumn”

Organized labor joined with anti-Wall Street protesters Oct. 5 to produce one of the biggest demonstrations in more than 30 years in lower Manhattan and a volatile force for political change. Drawn together by shared frustration with corporate greed and a political system plagued by legalized bribes, older middle class Americans joined the younger generation to produce a boisterous crowd of more than 30,000 protesters.

Smaller protests were staged in cities and on college campuses across the country, from Seattle and Los Angeles, to Tampa and Portland, Maine. Ongoing protests also are underway in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Raleigh and Boston.

Economic Sage Sees Tough Times Ahead

Nouriel Roubini, the economist who predicted both the collapse of the United States housing market and the latest worldwide recession, suggests the global economy...

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