Deleting inconvenient contradictions: US Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson and Congress

Leave it to me when it comes to peppering America’s Independence Day celebration with quick dive into how the country reconciled its slave-owning system of production with a statement for liberty and independence from Britain’s rule. Like most other chapters in American history were the narrative of virtues cruise closer to B.S. territory, the nation […]

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FREEDOM – DEADLY WHEN EXPORTED

The Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 is another piece of legislation the US Congress managed to push through before year’s end—in addition to that banking oligarchy-scented spending bill. “Freedom?” This should be Ukraine’s signal to run away… Who—other than Congress—believes a bill authorizing President Obama to enact additional economic sanctions against Russia and provide […]

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OH, IT’S NEVER ABOUT OIL!

  I don’t know of many instances where the US militarily intervened in another nation’s affairs which had nothing to do with economics or American hegemony. That’s why I don’t completely buy the current US humanitarian intervention in Iraq. ISIL has been burying Yazidi women and children alive, as well as literally crucifying Syrian rebels […]

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US FADING SUN SPOTTED IN ASIA

    Remember when I talked about America’s standing in the world? Well, America’s superpower rating and President Obama’s absence from the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit because of his domestic budget drama were not lost on the Jakarta Globe newspaper. “Diminishing Superpower…” Painful. And while the Party of No Brains and the Party of No Guts […]

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