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Mark Engler argues that George Bush and Dick Cheney, on top of their other shortcomings, aren’t even good capitalists. (LINK)

Jarhead author Anthony Swofford says he’s pleased with the movie version of his Gulf War memoir (though he admits it might be used as “war porn”). (LINK)

Stand-up comic and Mother Jones regular Bill Santiago alerts us to the latest public health threat: new car smell. (LINK)

Thomas Palley, who wrote earlier this week about Alan Greenspan’s questionable legacy (LINK), says Greenspan’s replacement, Ben Bernanke, is in for a tough time. (LINK)

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