Jack DeBouter

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Ted Cruz's Stone-Age Brain and Yours

<b>Why "Collateral Damage" Elicits So Little Empathy Among Americans</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>After Senator Ted Cruz suggested that the United States begin carpet bombing Islamic State (IS) forces in Syria, the reaction was swift. Hillary Clinton mocked candidates who use “bluster and bigotry.” …

Stone Age

Don't Let Them Gaslight the 'Bern'ing for Social Change

<i>Gas-light-ing (gas-lighting) v. 1. a form of mental abuse in which information is twisted or spun 2. false information presented with the intent of making victims doubt their own perception and reality. Adj. gas-lit misled into accepting false information for the purpose of social control</i><p>Perhaps …


Pittsburgh Penguins: Beating Colorado Changes Nothing

The Pittsburgh Penguins rounded out their recent four-game road trip with a 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche. They played an impressive 40 minutes …

Ice Hockey
Donald Trump

Donald Trump's New Southern Strategy

Don't have prior experience or credentials as a candidate? Don't have a clear platform or set of policies that you'd like to enact if elected? Don't want to get into meaningful policy discussions or debates? Don't worry. We have a strategy for you. It's called Islamophobia, and it's the new …


Pittsburgh Penguins: Changes are Coming

The Pittsburgh Penguins have reached a pivotal point in the 2015-16 season and unfortunately, they’re a team in disarray. It’s December, which means …

Ice Hockey

This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you

We talk democracy, then overthrow elected governments and prop up awful regimes. Let’s discuss the actual history<p>The soi-disant Land of the Free and Home of the Brave has a long and iniquitous history of overthrowing democratically elected leftist governments and propping up right-wing dictators in …

Political Science

We created Islamic extremism: Those blaming Islam for ISIS would have supported Osama bin Laden in the ’80s

Jingoists conveniently forget the West’s Cold War strategy was to arm the Islamic extremists that became al-Qaida<p>History takes no prisoners. It shows, with absolute lucidity, that the Islamic extremism ravaging the world today was borne out of the Western foreign policy of yesteryear.<p>Gore Vidal …

Political Science

Dr. Ben Carson: The Most Dangerous Man in Politics

Dr. Ben Carson is the most dangerous man in politics. I'm not alluding to the facets of Carson's campaign that seem most alarming.<p>And there are many such facets.<p>Carson is a climate change denier. He is an anti-evolution religious zealot. He has absolutely no political experience. He has compared …