When a reporter asked Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference last Tuesday what he thought about Donald Trump’s threat to use armed forces to suppress the mass protests occurring in the wake of the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and in response to unceasing state violence against African Americans,…
One of my favorite book titles is that of Tom Moylan’s 1986 study of utopian literature: Demand the Impossible. He explains, if memory serves, that he saw those words spray-painted on a wall in the Paris streets during the 1968 mass rebellions. The phrase stayed with him, clearly, as it has with me The phrase…
Conservatives want you to believe that American history consists of the mighty white Northern European male imposing his will on a continent
How do America’s most extreme gun enthusiasts want to live? You’ll soon get to find out as they build their own city in the mountains of Idaho
Israel could not have attacked Gaza without the tacit consent of the American government, which persists in seeing Israel as the victim
Paul Ryan says Obama’s path compromises some non-existent values; the real problem is that Obama stands between Ryan and the Constitution
John Kerry exposed the Romney-Ryan foreign policy as the neocon shell game that it is, contrasting it with the steady hand of Barack Obama
Fischer claims the the neo-Nazi Sikh temple shooter was a liberal because he was a Nazi but a glance at the rhetoric tells a different story
An English movie, ‘This is England’ could have very well been the story of the American Tea Party with numerous parallels.
Southern Poverty Law Center offers a list of 30 New Activists Heading Up the Radical Right, who represent the worst America has to offer
The American dream was being born poor, studying, and working hard to find success is something Romney can’t understand, while Obama lived through it and earned the nation’s highest office.
Santorum says it is okay to attack another country if we don’t like their religion, even though that religion sounds a lot like Christianity
A new Indiana law would punish schools that stray from lyrical and melodic guidelines for the national anthem, stifling artistic expression.
Many Republicans and Tea Party groups are of the misguided opinion that America has the right to do whatever it chooses in the world and that the choices it does make are perfect. Although America is a great country and one of the world’s super-powers, it does not always make the right decisions and is not exceptional. The phrase “American exceptionalism” is thrown around continuously by conservatives who believe that America is without fault, and it leads to discriminatory policies abroad and here at home. There are myriad reasons why America is not exceptional, and it boils down to one problem; conservatives.
Sarah Palin recently took to her Facebook page to claim that President Obama does not accept the greatness of America. Palin said, “We have a President, perhaps for the very first time since the founding of our republic, who doesn’t appear to believe that America is the greatest earthly force for good the world has ever known.”