David Vest

DAVID VEST writes the Rebel Angel column for CounterPunch. He and his band, The Willing Victims, have just released a scorching new CD, Serve Me Right to Shuffle. His essay on Tammy Wynette is featured in CounterPunch’s new collection on art, music and sex, Serpents in the Garden.

The Republican Inferno

Dylan at 70

The Great Rescue of 2008

The Democrats’ War

So You Thought They’d End the War

A Romanian Jazz Rebel Drops a Bomb on Paris


Jerry Lightfoot, RIP

The Rebuking and Scorning of Cynthia McKinney

The Politics of Surrender

Down with Formalism! Up with Values!

The Battle of New Orleans

The Not-Bush Brothers: a Fond Farewell

If Bush Wins, Blame Me

Dylan Without the Music

Get Ready for Kerry’s War

Put Bush and Cheney Under Oath

A Tale of Two "Employees"…Oops…Make That "Workers"

Disabled Vets Fire Back at Rumsfeld

On Digging a Hole and Crawling In It

They Died for Halliburton

Turkey Potemkin

Owed to the Confederate Dead

Surely It Can’t Get Any Worse?

Jimmy T99 Nelson, a Blues Legend and the Songs that Made Him Famous

Someone Else for President

Masked and Anonymous, Dylan’s Elegy for a Lost America

Driving in No Direction (with a Glimpse of Johnny Cash)

Moore’s Monument

Rolling Blackout Revue

Sons of Paleface

Dylan in Bend

Drowning in Deep Doo-Doo

Wake Up and Smell the Dynamite

Supreme Silence

Roadmap to What?


It’s Not the Oil, It’s the Art!

Who’s Looting Whom?

the Corporate War on Iraq

Television Is the Real Weapon of Mass Destruction

Can You Feel the Silence?

Earth vs. Bush

Friendly Fire

Rebel Angel, Dive Bomber

Pay No Attention to the Bush Behind the Curtain!

Sam Cooke, Shaken and Stirred


New Southern Strategy? Same as the Old

Club Over Country