Gary Younge

Gary Younge is editor-at-large for the Guardian. He was based in the U.S. for 12 years before recently returning to London. He also writes a monthly column, “Beneath the Radar,” for the Nation magazine and is the Alfred Knobler Fellow for the Nation Institute. His new book is Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives (Nation Books).

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Thought Money Could Buy an American Election? You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
The finance chairman of the Republican national committee, Ray Washburne, travelled to Chicago last Wednesday to solicit money from two big funders who had reached their donation limit for this election cycle. While he was on the plane, the supreme court ruled that there would no longer be any...
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Friday, March 14, 2014
Tony Benn Knew the Rules But Would Not Play the Game
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Sunday, March 09, 2014
The CIA Has Brought Darkness to America by Fighting in the Shadow
Little more than a week after 9/11, Cofer Black gave instructions to his CIA team before their mission. "I don't want Bin Laden and his thugs captured, I want them dead … I want to see photos of their heads on pikes.
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Monday, February 24, 2014
What the Hell is Barack Obama's Presidency For?
A few days after John F Kennedy's assassination, Lyndon Johnson sat in his kitchen with his key advisers working his first speech to Congress. It was the evening of Kennedy's funeral – Johnson was now president.
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Monday, November 04, 2013
Republicans Make the Poor Pay to Balance the Budget
During a discussion at the University of Michigan in 2010, the billionaire vice-chairman of Warren Buffett 's Berkshire Hathaway firm, Charles Munger, was asked whether the government should have bailed out homeowners rather than banks.
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Monday, October 21, 2013
Race Is Central to the Fear and Angst of the US Right
In the early 1980s veteran pollster Stan Greenberg, conducted a focus group in Macomb County , a Detroit suburb, of former Democrats who had switched allegia
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Thursday, October 17, 2013
And So America's Skewed Democracy Lurches on Toward Its Next Crisis
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Monday, September 23, 2013
The American Dream Has Become a Burden for Most
The final chapter of America's Promise , a high-school textbook on American history, ends with a ral
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Sunday, September 08, 2013
The US Has Little Credibility Left: Syria Won't Change That
'I created Transjordan," Winston Churchill once boasted , "with a stroke of a pen one Sunday afternoon in Cairo." Take a look at what remains of Jordan 90 years later and you can see how.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The Rev King Didn't Dream of Better People; He Dreamed of a Better System
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