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Blogger Profile: Jon Schwarz

Jon Schwarz is editor of MichaelMoore.com and was research producer for 'Capitalism: A Love Story.' He's also written for the New Yorker, New York Times, Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, Slate, Mother Jones, Esquire, and the Village Voice; contributed material for Saturday Night Live and National Public Radio; and appeared in many anthologies, including Fierce Pajamas, a collection of the best humor from the first 75 years of the New Yorker.

He made and collected on a $1000 bet that Iraq had no WMD.

Jon Schwarz's Blogs

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Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

February 28th, 2013

Bob Woodward Describes 'A Kind of Madness'

Bob Woodward went on TV yesterday and got very upset that Obama says the upcoming budget sequester will reduce the number of U.S. aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf from two to one: WOODWARD: Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

February 22nd, 2013

Sean Wilentz: Wrong on 'Untold History,' Wrong on History in General

Sean Wilentz is a fancy professor of history at fancy Princeton, and a personal friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, two extremely fancy Democrats. And as he recently explained in the New York Review of Books, he hates Untold History, the new book and Showtime documentary series by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick. A quick glance might give you ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

February 5th, 2013

Lie After Lie After Lie: What Colin Powell Knew Ten Years Ago Today and What He Said

Colin Powell made his Iraq presentation at the United Nations ten years ago today, on February 5th, 2003. As much criticism as Powell has gotten for this—he calls it "painful" and says "I get mad when bloggers accuse me of lying"—it hasn't been close to what he deserves. That's because ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

January 31st, 2013

Chuck Hagel Told a Really Funny Lie Today About Tables

It's the law, everybody in the U.S. government has to tell this funny lie: SEN. CLAIRE MACASKILL: Do you believe that all options should be on the table when we confront Iran? HAGEL: Absolutely. Now, of course Hagel does not "absolutely" believe this. For instance, one obvious option for dealing ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

January 28th, 2013

Bush's Greatest Lie Ten Years Ago Today

Just like the greatest actors are never the biggest movie stars, the greatest lie in George W. Bush's January 28th, 2003 State of the Union address has never gotten the recognition it deserves. Everyone got all excited about the "uranium from Africa" and "aluminum tubes" lies, but when award season ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

January 3rd, 2013

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You, Lyin' Joe Lieberman

As of noon ET, Joe Lieberman will no longer be a U.S. senator. I hope we can all take a moment today to stop and remember his deep, lifelong commitment to lying. You could fill a book with Lieberman's lies, but some of the most impressive ones have been about ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

December 4th, 2012

Are You a Crazy Billionaire? Antonio Villaraigosa Would Love to Hear More of Your Fascinating Ideas!

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (and chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention) has just joined the Steering Committee of Fix the Debt. Fix the Debt is the latest Wall Street/Corporate America front group for their decades-long campaign to slash Social Security and Medicare. As always, it's not that they ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

December 2nd, 2012

Ronald Reagan, Crazy Conservatism's Crazy Grandfather

Lots of people say American conservatives have gone crazy, and live in a weird fantasy world where they only talk to each other and convince themselves of things that everyone else can tell are obvious crap. Right now in their little bubble, global warming is finally being exposed as a ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

November 13th, 2012

Oliver Stone's Untold, Unboring History of the United States

American history! Whose heart doesn't race when you remember being initiated into its excitement and mystery in high school? There's the Logan Act of 1799! And the presidency of Benjamin Harrison! And the Open Door Policy. And, uh, the Fordney–McCumber Tariff of 1922 ... and "A Return to Normalcy" ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

October 17th, 2012

Obama Says Romney Thinks People at the Top Should Get to Play by a Different Set of Rules; Romney Immediately Proves Obama's Point

One of the very first things Barack Obama said during the second presidential debate was this: OBAMA: Governor Romney doesn’t have a five-point plan. He has a one-point plan. And that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules. That’s been ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

October 15th, 2012

How Paul Ryan Is Like John Brennan and Madeleine Albright (also, Saddam Hussein)

If you hate ever being asked tough questions — i.e., ones where an honest answer would make you look horrible – you should definitely go into American politics. The U.S. media is awesome at putting together video promos with Brian Williams where he furrows his brow and crosses his arms ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

October 5th, 2012

How Crazy Are Right-Wing Corporate Zillionaires? This Crazy

This is from "Transaction Man: Mormonism, private equity, and the making of a candidate" in the New Yorker last week: "The private sector is less forgiving," [Romney] said. "If you make serious mistakes in the private sector, you'll lose your job, or, if you're in a position of responsibility, you ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

October 2nd, 2012

Citizens United Decision Was Complete Garbage, According to Billionaires Who Love Citizens United

This was the funniest part of the Supreme Court's Citizens United opinion back in 2010: [W]e now conclude that independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption…The appearance of influence or access, furthermore, will not cause the electorate to lose ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

September 11th, 2012

Today Is the Eleventh Anniversary of an Enormous Opportunity

Today, September 11, 2012, is a good time for a short quiz. Here are the questions: 1. What is this? What did you answer? Did you say "That's the last moments of the lives of thousands of people"? Or "That's a hideous act of mass murder"? Or "That's the beginning ... continue reading

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

Apr 22nd
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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

Apr 20th
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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

Apr 18th
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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... www.theonion.com President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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