Jon Schwarz

Before joining First Look, Jon Schwarz worked for Michael Moore’s Dog Eat Dog Films and was Research Producer for Moore’s Capitalism: A Love StoryHe’s contributed to many publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones and Slate, as well as NPR and “Saturday Night Live.”

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Republicans Have Four Easy Ways to #ReleasetheMemo — and the Evidence For it. Not Doing So Will Prove Them to Be Shameless Frauds.
One of the gravest and most damaging abuses of state power is to misuse surveillance authorities for political purposes. For that reason, the Intercept, from its inception, has focused extensively on these issues. We therefore regard as inherently serious strident warnings from public officials...
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Thursday, January 05, 2017
Corporations Prepare to Gorge on Tax Cuts Trump Claims Will Create Jobs
The official line from U.S.-based multinational corporations is that if they get a huge tax break, they’ll bring home the trillions of dollars in profits they’ve stashed overseas and use it to hire tons of Americans. (Nearly 3 million, says the U.S. Chamber of Commerce !) But now that Donald Trump’...
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Obama Must Declassify Evidence of Russian Hacking
Here are two of political history’s great constants: first, countries meddling in the internal affairs of others (both enemies and “friends”); and, second, bogus charges from a faction in one country that foreigners are meddling in its internal affairs to help another faction. Both are poison for...
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Friday, July 22, 2016
Donald Trump’s Convention Speech Rings Terrifying Historical Alarm Bells
Donald Trump's speech accepting the Republican nomination for president will probably go down as one of the most frightening pieces of political rhetoric in U.S. history. Even for people who believe the danger of genuine authoritarianism on the U.S. right is often exaggerated, it’s impossible not...
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Sunday, September 13, 2015
New Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn Faces Special Guilt-by-Association Standard
For the past month Jeremy Corbyn, the British MP and democratic socialist who just won the election to lead the UK’s Labour Party in a landslide , has been vociferously accused across the British media of associating with political figures who are anti-Semitic. “The problem,” according to the...
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
If You Believe the Goverment, ‘You’re Stupid’
Everyone who watched John Miller’s “ 60 Minutes” segment on the NSA should follow it up with this story involving Morley Safer — who, at 82 years old, is still a correspondent at “60 Minutes”:
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