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The Disaffected Lib: When the "Indispensible Nation" Becomes Expendable.

Writing in Foreign Policy, Max Boot argues that “Trump’s ‘America First’ Is the Twilight of American Exceptionalism.”

Boot’s essay begins with an extensive catalogue of the similarities between Obama’s policies and what Trump will likely deliver. He finds Obama a latter day Jefferson and sees in Trump a 21st century Jacksonian. For those not . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: When the "Indispensible Nation" Becomes Expendable.

Dead Wild Roses: On American Exceptionalism – Mistakes Happen…

   This excerpt from Paul Street’s essay, “Bob Kerrey, Fulbright University, and the Neoliberal Erasure of History.” Mistakes Happen “And besides, the conventional imperial American exceptionalist wisdom holds. mistakes happen. It’s true, dominant media and reputable intellectuals acknowledge, Uncle Sam and his innately gallant gendarmes occasionally make “mistakes” in their inherently noble (because American) zeal […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: On American Exceptionalism – Mistakes Happen…

Bill Longstaff: Hillary Clinton—a very dangerous lady

During the Democratic nomination race for the 2008 U.S. presidential election, my preference was torn between a woman president or a black president. I was leaning toward the woman, Hillary Clinton, when, watching her on a TV interview, she stated that if Iran attacked Israel with nuclear weapons she would “totally obliterate” Iran. I almost . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Hillary Clinton—a very dangerous lady

drive-by planet: American exceptionalism

Dead Wild Roses: Chris Hedges’ 2003 Rockford College Commencement Address – Speaking Truth to Power

Let us take a good look at how free speech and competing idea’s are treated at a American College. You wonder why so many people just roll their eyes when the words American and enlightened are mentioned in the same sentence.

What gets me is that these are the supposed emerging ‘educated class’… the new . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Chris Hedges’ 2003 Rockford College Commencement Address – Speaking Truth to Power

The Disaffected Lib: America’s Dangerous Hyper-Nationalism

We’re Number One, We’re Number One!

No you’re bloody well not, no you’re bloody well not!

The United States is many things but it’s not the greatest country in the world.  It has a chequered past and a chequered present.   Yet from mainstreet Hicksville, Arkansas to Capital Hill, Washington, you’ll find Americans ordinary . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: America’s Dangerous Hyper-Nationalism

LeDaro: American Exceptionalism!

Murders, murders and more murders.

Following were the headlines on MSNBC site.

NRA gathers amid growing storm over self-defense laws NYT: National Rifle Association begins annual meeting as critics attack its campaign to strengthen Stand Your Ground statutes and decrease limits on gun ownership.

Police chief killed, 4 officers shot and suspect dead in . . . → Read More: LeDaro: American Exceptionalism!

the woodshed: Imagine the screeching outrage…

If the Nicaraguan national assembly or Honduran national assembly sent a letter to a city in the United States and asked them not to erect a statue of Ronald Reagan?hat tip to Doug SaundersTweet The Rev. Paperboy Feed . . . → Read More: the woodshed: Imagine the screeching outrage…

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Death Star Project Under Attack!

Supposedly “scientific” calculations from elitist, fancy-pants researchers at Lehigh University released today estimate it will take another 833,315 years to produce enough iron ore and steel at current production levels to build the apocalyptic space weapon proposed by President Gingrich. The research team furthermore projects total cost of the “Callista” Death Star to be more . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Death Star Project Under Attack!