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Politicians Are Like Crowing Roosters

by Henry Pelifian The endless political indulgence of American Presidential elections is an arena devoid of reality like a crowing rooster with his cock-a-doodle-doo.  The presidential campaign crowing  seeks to mold a new reality proposed by presidential roosters and now hens.  Oh, for a political election process lasting 90 to 120 days with debates costing…

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Pro-War Biases: Why We Are Killing Ourselves

Nile Stanton In a thought-provoking article by Dominic Johnson, Richard Wrangham, and Stephen Rosen of Harvard, the authors observe that “Human decision-making has been shown to violate rational choice theory in a variety of contexts….” “[S]ome of the most intriguing and important examples concern how people perceive and react to risk.  Most notably, people appear…

When you're at war, even your own youth become potential enemies.  A sign after the Kent State shootings

Making War on Everything is the American Way

W.J. Astore Here are a few excerpts from my latest article at TomDispatch.com.  I urge you to read the entire article here.  Thank you! War on drugs. War on poverty. War in Afghanistan. War in Iraq. War on terror. The biggest mistake in American policy, foreign and domestic, is looking at everything as war. When a war…

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War, Like Slavery, Sabotages Humanity

Nile Stanton Back in the age when slavery was deemed acceptable by many people, it was no doubt more widely and readily accepted by slave owners and those in the numerous businesses that financially profited from it.  I imagine that shipping businesses that profited from transporting slaves were deemed vital and in the national interest,…