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Earlier this month, AIG executives headed to a luxury spa in California to decompress after the company received an $85 billion federal bailout.
How else does AIG spend its money? Well, federal disclosure forms show that the company set aside $750,000 to pay for the Republican convention in Minneapolis and another $750,000 to underwrite the Democratic convention in Denver.
The spirit of bipartisanship all around.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Number of people per sauna in Finland:
Argentine scientists who attached plastic flatulence-gathering backpacks to cows found that the animals emit up to 1,000 liters of flatulence each day.
China debarked the rover Jade Rabbit onto the moon’s Bay of Rainbows.
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Notes on South Africa’s failed revolution
“I will never know what goes on in your mind, or what that shield of a smile behind which we try to advance should tell us.”