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We only kill to save lives. We only kill for freedom. We think of the children, but forget the ones we have killed. We are right, they are wrong, ignore the body count. We know our cause is just,
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 271 comments on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 01:19 AM PDT with 154 Recommends
American Exceptionalism, the key idea behind so much of conservative ideology today, has been turned into an excuse, a complete and total excuse for any and all change. Those that invoke American ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 12:58 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Because NIXON. This is, of course, only a hypothesis and actually contradicts my usual preference for sticking to what I really think with some certainty. The Cons' constant flirtation with ...
by hannah
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon May 20, 2013 at 05:44 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
America, the place where if you steal a few hundred dollars physically then you to jail for decades. But if you steal billions of dollars, you are called a CEO and successful. Then you are given ...
by The Grace Kelly
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 08:40 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
As so often when I'm gearing up for a somewhat lengthy trip abroad, the mundane practical preparations (yikes, where IS my passport?) are interspersed with thoughts of what I'm looking forward to ...
by angry marmot
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 08:46 AM PST with 35 Recommends
Could someone help me out with this vexing question? I try to get my head around something I’ve been hearing a lot: American Exceptionalism. What is it?
by Upie
Comment Count 135 comments on Sat Sep 15, 2012 at 10:39 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
This explanation was amazing in its simple insight, about why they are lying all the time: Republicans have a fundamental problem , which explains why they have to lie so much. They want to return ...
by jamess
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 08:17 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
American exceptionalism has never gone completely unexpressed. Exceptionalism is present in many forms. The jingoistic saber-rattlers clamoring for war at various instances in our history kicked an ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon May 07, 2012 at 09:40 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Do you still believe in "American Exceptionalism"? You know, that self-congratulating, masturbatory, loved-by-conservatives theory fantasy that claims the United States is innately ...
by Neapolitan
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 07:24 AM PST with 3 Recommends
At first I felt nothing when I heard of his death. I've now had time to take in the news and decided just how I feel about the Bin Laden saga. I argued at the time that going into Afghanistan was ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 29 comments on Tue May 03, 2011 at 11:15 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
On April 15th I visited three Tea Parties and did interviews. The most encouraging thing I observed was that this years Tea Party events were much smaller than last year, on the order of half what ...
by Sam Wise Gingy
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Apr 19, 2011 at 03:29 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Who says we don't believe in American "Exceptionalism" anymore? Record Breaking Bonuses on Wall Street, are treating the select few -- "Exceptionally" Well ... thank you very much!
by jamess
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Feb 02, 2011 at 08:34 PM PST with 10 Recommends
First off, I can't claim credit for that question. As she frequently does, Randi Rhodes, gave me the topic, as she was explaining it to a caller on her radio show today. So, sincere Hat ...
by jamess
Comment Count 47 comments on Mon Jan 31, 2011 at 07:54 PM PST with 37 Recommends
The general theme of the post Democratic dominance, according to the Democrat in Chief is, "Dream big, do big, win big". What a load of bullshit. Flowery prose and words that reach for the stars ...
by Bill O Rights
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 03:06 PM PST with 3 Recommends
I've noticed that while watching the myriad political events, stories, campaigns etc., that the term progressive is often spoken with disdain. "Progressive" has become much more of a smear, "Oh, (s)...
by newliberl
Comment Count 28 comments on Thu Jan 13, 2011 at 03:54 PM PST with 2 Recommends
I remember a post from someone on some other article. It explained Palin and Tea Partiers perfectly. Basically, they are people whose mental make-up requires them to be "better" or "more worthy" ...
by IdeaTipper
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon Dec 06, 2010 at 05:35 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Any number of pundits have recently found it worth noting that, among other deficits, the American President suffers from an insufficient appreciation of America'...
by hannah
Comment Count 157 comments on Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 03:38 AM PST with 154 Recommends
We are not as good as some people say or think. Look what has been going on since the 9-11. War, bad economy, and ideologues have made us just like others.
by commonsensical
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Aug 10, 2010 at 08:31 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Every human being is born, powerless and vulnerable, into a world they did not create. Ergo, for the awakening heart of the young, it can be a barren land, a dreamscape of ghosts, built by the bony ...
by Phil Rockstroh
Comment Count 397 comments on Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 07:26 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
With the news that unemployment remains stagnant at 10% and that employers have cut more jobs than expected is a fresh blow to the American psyche. Based on what I have informally observed, the ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Jan 08, 2010 at 08:27 AM PST with 12 Recommends