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Director Oliver Stone lashes out at U.S.

Film director Oliver Stone launched a critical rant against America’s love of money, its role in war and Barack Obama whilst at a film festival in Algeria where he was promoting his latest documentary Saturday. Speaking mostly in French at a press conference in Algiers, Stone said he was shocked by the global financial crisis and “to…

Jon Chait makes me chuckle

Crazy, right? The New Republic has learned that Republican Senator and presidential candidate John McCain served in the military during the Vietnam war and was captured and tortured as a prisoner of war. McCain, who is notoriously reticent about his Vietnam-era history, has not yet confirmed or denied this discovery,…