Who’s Afraid of a Feminist Foreign Policy?
Jenny Nordberg, New Yorker, 15 April 2015
Last month, Saudi Arabia abruptly cut ties with Sweden, recalling its ambassador and announcing that it would issue no new visas to Swedish business travelers. The cause, according to Saudi Arabia, was some remarks made by Margot Wallström, the foreign minister of Sweden.
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Obedience Training: The Truth about the Pledge of Allegiance
A look into the origins of the pledge of allegiance – mandatory regurgitation for school children – reveals that it was actually created by a magazine in 1892 in order to sell flags to schools, and the pledge was created by Francis Bellamy to create a reason for schools to buy the flags. In turn, this social ritual creates cohesion and unity in the mind of the public with the federal government.
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The endorsement of John Kasich by the New York Times — and the varied reasons for disqualifying Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio — open the way for the only candidate that has been a Governor and created a balanced budget to first win the Republican nomination and then win over all others, most of whom are not Democratic party loyalists.
The looming indictment of Hillary Clinton for ordering, in writing, the by-passing of security protocols for thousands of classified messages, at least 22 of which are in the sensitive compartmented / special access domain, opens the way for a serious national conversation leading toward a sanity nomination on the right and a justice accommodation on the left — it’s time we restore integrity to our electoral process and give true inclusive democracy a chance.
Kasich’s early validation in the primaries would also dissuade Michael Bloomberg from running — and Kasich is probably the only candidate capable of easing Bloomberg’s legitimate concerns about the field that Tom Friedman described in his article, “None of the Above.”