Yasha Levine

Yasha Levine is an editor of The eXiled and a co-founder of the SHAME Project. He used to edit The eXile in Moscow before the paper was shut down by the Russian government. His work has appeared in Wired, The Nation, Playboy, Penthouse and others. He is currently convalescing on the beaches of Venice, California. Read his book: The Corruption of Malcolm Gladwell.

Yasha Levine’s Dispatches

  1. Cory Booker Gives Me The Silent Treatment

    A report by Yasha Levine, 8:26 p.m. September, 2 2013

    The 'media savvy' mayor didn't want to talk about his ties to a racist, homophobic, women-hating cult.

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  2. BuzzFeed: The "Exploding" PR Platform For Anti-Abortion Trolls

    A report by Yasha Levine, 9:47 a.m. August, 24 2013

    So who or what is "Personhood USA"?

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  3. Anthony Weiner: Protector of Rabbis’ Right To Suck Baby Penis

    A report by Yasha Levine, 10:17 p.m. August, 21 2013

    Yep, it's true. I was reading a NYT article about the growing power of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in New York, when I stumbled on a gross bit of political ...

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  4. Who Will Protect the Non-Transgender 99%?

    A report by Yasha Levine, 2:25 p.m. August, 18 2013

    A California state assemblyman is making waves with his protest against a new state law protecting transgender students. The legislation — signed in by Gov Jerry Brown last week — ...

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  5. Bradley Manning: Pro-NSA Hero?

    A report by Yasha Levine, 4:41 p.m. August, 16 2013

    I was taking a closer look at the Manning-Lamo chat logs and found something very unexpected: Bradley Manning seems to be weirdly ambivalent about illegal NSA spying, even supporting the ...

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  6. Cory Booker: Stanford Libertarian?

    A report by Yasha Levine, 11:26 a.m. August, 13 2013

    Everyone’s now trying to figure out if Cory Booker developed his Silicon Valley connections (you know, the ones that set him up with the shady Waywire slushfund-startup) back when he ...

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  7. Cory Booker: “Black Trojan Horse For The Republican Rightwing”

    A report by Yasha Levine, 4:47 p.m. August, 5 2013

    This weekend, hard at work on an upcoming NFSWCORP print feature about NJ mayor Cory Booker, I saw that the New York Times finally made an official endorsement of Booker ...

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  8. Buzzbagger Ben Still Has a Koch (and Slutbag) Problem

    A report by Yasha Levine, 4:43 p.m. July, 31 2013

    Buzzbagger Ben's been busy lately… You may recall that a few months back, I wrote about Smith's long, shady history of running cover for the Koch brothers, and how he ...

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  9. SHAME, Radley Balko & Squishy Libertarian Censorship

    A report by Yasha Levine, 1:18 p.m. July, 30 2013

    Last weekend, our SHAME profile of Radley Balko resulted in a brawl over at MetaFilter after one of the forum's squishy libertarian moderators censored a post and discussion linking to ...

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  10. Balko Stands His Ground

    A report by Mark Ames, and Yasha Levine, 12:13 p.m. July, 26 2013

    Why would one of the foremost muckrakers on criminal justice abuse write something so obviously wrong and misleading? Because that's what Radley Balko does.

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