Pete Kotz

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  • 1 year ago | Longform

    Imagine, in a moment of suspended disbelief, that your job pays 174 grand a year. And comes with a $1.3 million expense account. And a staff of eighteen Ivy League yes-men whose sole duty is to bray loud and wide about the miracle that is you -- w...

  • 2 years ago | Longform

    Meet America's business cheerleaders. People tend to view the Chamber of Commerce in the same colors as the Rotary Club or the Knights of Columbus: officious do-gooders lending a helpful hand in the name of economy and country. It's a largely accu...

  • 2 years ago | Longform

    20 Ron Nielson Ron Nielson wanted to do something extra scary for the kids on Halloween. He decided it would be totally spooky — not to mention hilarious — to burn a cross at his Palm Bay, Florida, home. Yet Nielson's uproarious "prank...

  • 2 years ago | Longform

    Cody Carlson had no way of preparing for this moment. He was a Manhattan kid, days removed from working as an analyst for a business-intelligence firm, where he scrutinized corporations and their executives. Now he was standing in a bleak barn at ...

  • 2 years ago | Longform

    Police in riot gear guard the dugouts, preparing for the worst with German shepherds at heel. This is Philadelphia in 1980, after all. It's the top of the ninth. Two strikes. Two out. Bases loaded. Human rocket Willie Wilson of the Kansas City Roy...

  • 3 years ago | Politics

    To: Lovers of America From: The Republican National Committee RE: Emergency platform changes Dear Patriots: It seems that 47 percent was somewhat larger than we anticipated in last week's election. Henceforth, we urge all Republicans to adopt thes...

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