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The ‘Insurrection’ and Its Discontents: ‘American Exceptionalism’ Revisited

The ‘Insurrection’ and Its Discontents: ‘American Exceptionalism’ Revisited

    The ‘Insurrection’ and Its Discontents: ‘American Exceptionalism’ Revisited

History is being written in the United States today. Even the most pessimistic about the prospects of American democracy have rarely ventured out this far while offering a bleak analysis of America’s future, whether in terms of political polarization at home or global standing abroad. As shocking and, certainly, telling as the images of thousands…

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White House bends to gender ideology

The new White House website has a “Contact us” section, asking visitors to fill out an ID questionnaire. This includes a “Pronouns” drop-down menu:  she/her  he/him  they/them (neutral)  other  Prefer not to share. The president decreed that everyone has the right to choose their gender. This implies that everyone is free to choose whether to…

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Lockdown measures have no impact on Covid-19, says Stanford

According to Stanford University, which compared the epidemic curves in 8 different countries having adopted authoritarian policies against Covid-19 (business shutdowns, curfews, lockdown) with those in 2 other countries which simply opted for providing the population with appropriate advice, the results for the two groups show no significant difference. The study was carried out in…

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Biden-Khamenei secret negotiations

For two months the administration of President-elect Joe Biden has been holding secret talks in New York with envoys of Iranian President Hassan Rohani. However, when the administration of President-elect Donald Trump engaged in talks prior to the inauguration with the Russian ambassador to Washington, they were ensnared in the phony Russiagate investigation. But here…

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Teachers Union Berated Trump for Reopening Schools, Now It’s Praising Biden For Doing the Same

  Teachers Union Berated Trump for Reopening Schools, Now It’s Praising Biden For Doing the Same

The same teachers’ organization that roundly condemned Donald Trump’s attempts to prematurely reopen schools are now applauding Biden’s decision to do the same, even as the coronavirus pandemic reaches new levels. Joe Biden has made the reopening of schools, colleges, and universities a key priority. On his first full day in office, he signed an…

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“Here Are the Superheroes To Come and Save Us”: Media Waste No Time Fawning Over Biden

  “Here Are the Superheroes To Come and Save Us”: Media Waste No Time Fawning Over Biden

We rely on the media to hold the powerful to account. But in its first hours in office, the corporate press has celebrated, rather than challenged, the new Biden administration. It began immediately during the 78-year-old Delawarean’s inauguration, with senior figures in the media barely able to contain their emotions watching what they saw. “As…

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Despite What You Heard, There Was No Peaceful Transition

  Despite What You Heard, There Was No Peaceful Transition

Anyone trying to find the edges of the U.S. Overton Window right now must feel like they’re tracing an amateur rendition of an early Picasso. After a summer spent chanting “defund the police,” self-identifying progressives applaud the pouring of some 25,000 troops and busloads of out-of-city law enforcement into the streets of Washington, DC. Those…

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Jack Dorsey censors governments too

In 2019, Twitter censored accounts in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Bangladesh and Spain in order to block the dissemination of “state-backed news.” Also in 2019, Twitter began blocking institutional accounts, such as, in Venezuela for example, those of the Central Bank, the armed forces, the press office of the Presidency and that of the Ministry…

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Experts Warn Civil Rights Fallout from COVID Could be Far Worse Than the Pandemic Itself

  Experts Warn Civil Rights Fallout from COVID Could be Far Worse Than the Pandemic Itself

The very first executive order Joe Biden signed upon becoming the forty-sixth President of the United States was the national mask mandate he promised at the Democratic National Convention back in August. The order makes face coverings and social distancing mandatory on all federal property and a legal requisite for interstate commerce. The move signals…

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Mark Zuckerberg censors governments

Mark Zuckerberg’s company Facebook is already used to censoring governments. After closing French Army accounts in the Central African Republic and Mali in December 2020, plus those of the incumbent President of the United States in January 2021, Facebook has also just closed those of Ugandan president Museveni’s team. The decision came a few days…

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