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Obama's Weakness and Failures

My favorite presidents are Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. What these presidents had in common were a very turbulent presidency, the skills to work behind the scene with an often hostile congress to barter for legislation important to them, and figuring how best to get very difficult things done. 851 more words

Government

Lotta

Little Lotta has no fadda.
Eating bitter tears and whey.
She gulps them down with awful sounds
Coming from mama’s bedroom play
Fight and rumble, domestic tumble… 141 more words

Poetics

The Failure of the Death Penalty

Since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in the 1970s, nearly 1400 people have been executed in the United States. Only China, Iran, and Vietnam have executed more people in that time, three countries which are rightfully associated with autocracy and gross violations of human rights. 780 more words

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The War at Home

As the United States continues its campaign of airstrikes and special forces operations against the so-called “Islamic State” in Iraq and the Obama Administration publicly deliberates expanding US operations into Syria, attention is being drawn away from a war occurring much closer to home: the War on Drugs. 576 more words

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Saving the World to Death From Itself

For some reason we Americans often feel the need to forcibly save people in third world countries from their religions or cultural beliefs and traditions by imposing our Christian-Judaic values and form of government, which even fails us, upon them.  639 more words

Government

Let's Roll

Todd Beamer had recently finished reciting the Lord’s Prayer and Psalm 23 with his fellow passengers. These men and women would soon become warriors.

“Are you ready?” asked a voice over the phone. 209 more words

Domestic Issues

Millennial Generation: Disillusion and Distrust

A recent study published in the Psychological Science journal reports that the Millennial Generation (1980s – early 2000s) is less trusting of institutions and each other… 293 more words

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