A recent survey asked Americans how they would react in the unlikely event that our nation is invaded, a hypothetical no doubt inspired by Vladimir Putin and his quest to rid the world of Ukrainians.
As the war lumbers along and the atrocities become more atrocious, conservatives will insist that they knew all along that this Putin guy was bad news and will deny their groveling hero worship of a power-hungry mass murderer.
We won’t have any real choice on Election Day until we replace our current voting system with a more modern, representative one.
Ukrainian refugees deserve the world’s sympathy and assistance. It is worth noting, however, that because they are often blond and blue-eyed, their plight is eliciting far more empathy than, say, people fleeing a drug war in Central America.
There is just something about an overly aggressive, hostile, boastful jerk masquerading as a tough guy that makes huge swaths of any given population say, “Sure, go ahead and arrest my neighbors, control the media, and kill foreigners, because you’re the boss.”
Puerto Rican independence would mean higher annual revenues for Puerto Rico, lower federal expenditures for the U.S. government, and would allow both sides to abandon the current shameful colonial relationship, as authors Javier A. Hernández and Alberto Medina explain.
When a majority of the members of a political party enthusiastically deny reality—consistently and for months on end—we should acknowledge that most of them sincerely savor their collective delusion.
Surveys reveal that over 70 percent of Democrats would never date a Trump voter, most likely because “bigotry just isn’t sexy, and few people seek partners who don’t acknowledge their full humanity.”