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America Is Not a ‘Center-Right Nation’ – New York Times

The political scientist Philip Converse first brought the first reality to national attention in 1964. In his classic essay “The Nature of Belief Systems in Mass Publics,” Mr. Converse demonstrated that only 17 percent of American voters could both correctly assign the terms “liberal” and “conservative” to the nation’s two major political parties and offer […]

When immigrants to America were white – Aljazeera.com

Happy Native American Heritage Month! In this “Make America Great Again” era, where white nationalists (and your nextdoor neighbours who claim not to be white nationalists) rail against undocumented immigration and yearn for the indeterminate days of yore, it’s easy to forget that the United States did not spring up, fully-formed, as a nation of […]

An American Way for America Now – The American Prospect

An American Way for America Now – The American Prospect

Osama Bin Laden’s America – Salon

Honestly, if there’s an afterlife, then the soul of Osama bin Laden, whose body was consigned to the waves by the U.S. Navy back in 2011, must be swimming happily with the dolphins and sharks. At the cost of the sort of spare change that Donald Trump recently offered aides and former campaign officials for […]

Americans Are Officially Freaking Out – Bloomberg

For those lying awake at night worried about health care, the economy, and an overall feeling of divide between you and your neighbors, there’s at least one source of comfort: Your neighbors might very well be lying awake, too. Almost two-thirds of Americans, or 63 percent, report being stressed about the future of the nation, according to the […]

Political correctness is ruining America, poll says – New York Post

An overwhelming majority of Americans feel political correctness has stilted important discourse the nation needs to have, a poll revealed on Tuesday. When asked if, “The political climate these days prevents me from saying things I believe because others might find them offensive,” 71 percent of respondents agreed, pollsters commissioned by the conservative Cato Institute […]

Reasons to Believe in Ghosts in America – The New Yorker

About a year ago, I spent some days in Savannah, Georgia, and I bought a ticket for a ghost tour: my first. It was mid-evening, on a Saturday. The plan was to see haunted things around town and then hurry to a dinner reservation. I am not normally a spooky type of person—I avoid horror […]

America since 9/11: terrorist attacks linked to the ‘war on terror’ – The Guardian

The attack on Tuesday in Lower Manhattan is one of a number of major terrorist attack on US soil that has been carried out by those who have claimed inspiration from Islamist terror groups like al-Qaida or Isis. It is the latest attack of its kind since the 11 September attack on the World Trade […]

In Today’s Oil Market, It’s America Last – Bloomberg

America is, as you know, a bit different from the rest of the world. Lately, this exceptionalism has been more noticeable than usual in the oil market: It isn’t just the outright price where a gap has opened up. The shape of the futures curves — how barrels for delivery down the road are being priced […]

Hitler may have escaped Germany for South America, say CIA memos from the JFK files – Miami Herald

It’s regarded as a historical fact that Adolf Hitler killed himself on April 30, 1945, when it became increasingly clear that Nazi Germany would fall to Allied forces. But a handful of recently-declassified CIA documents, unveiled with the highly anticipated JFK files last week, show that the Central Intelligence Agency was investigating whether Hitler escaped […]

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