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The 2011 State of the Union: Meh

If the President’s State of the Union was meant to make him look more centrist it worked; for everything he said that I liked, there was something he said to cancel it out.

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Happy Memorial Day From a Pacifist

It’s hard to be a pacifist in a fiercely patriotic nation. So often, the language of patriotism hides an underlying current of pro-war values. “Support the Troops” means “support the wars/domination of the USA abroad.” “Defend our borders” means buying into a smug, often racist, anti-immigration perspective. And when people say they’re “proud to be […]

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