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Cheer Up, America! It Could Be Worse!

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American Fascism 2017

It’s easy to throw words like “fascism” around without really thinking about their definitions . . . so I looked the word up, to reexamine it. In my opinion, the “shoe fits,” as the saying goes, whether you call it … Continue reading

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Calvin and Hobbes, and the Peanuts Gang: Describing Christmas in America

The cartoonists Charles Schultz knew, and Bill Watterson knows, an immense amount about the uniquely American way to celebrate Christmas. . Their work speaks for itself.  I hope you enjoy these cartoons, and have both a Happy Christmas and Merry … Continue reading

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How America Typically Sees the World

This problem reaches its worst levels during presidential campaign years. It’s particularly bad during 2016.

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America, Land of Bizarre Politics

How to become the first female president of the United States:   1. Beat an openly-declared socialist in the primary. 2. Beat Donald J. Trump, in a popularity contest, in November.   Am I missing anything? ~~~ [Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House]

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The American Historical Clock of War and Peace

The yellow years are ones in which the USA was getting into or out of major wars — or both, in the case of the brief Spanish-American War. The red years are war years, and the blue years are years … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of Modern American History

The tragedy of modern American history: we fought our bloodiest war to date, and ended slavery, in the 1860s. Race, a difficult issue in the USA, to say the least, could have started to become less of an issue — … Continue reading

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