Chris Rosenberg

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Why Climate Skeptics Are Wrong

At some point in the history of all scientific theories, only a minority of scientists—or even just one—supported them, before evidence accumulated …

Let’s demilitarize the military: The Pentagon may pose the single greatest threat to our democracy

<b>(Wikimedia/Deptartment of Defense)</b><p>We blow billions on national security while our infrastructure rots. This is not how a functioning republic behaves<p>Gregory Foster<p>March 16, 2016 8:30am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p><b>Item</b><b>:</b> Two U.S. Navy patrol boats, with 10 sailors aboard, …

War

The case against Hillary Clinton: This is the disaster Democrats must avoid

<b>Hillary Clinton (Reuters/Randall Hill)</b><p>She’s not the candidate of economic fairness, peace or a genuine progressive agenda. She’s also not more electable<p>P.J. Podesta<p>February 28, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>You like what Bernie’s calling for, but you just don’t think he’s likely to win the general election, …

Middle-class

Henry Kissinger’s “mad and illegal” bombing: What you need to know about his real history — and why the Sanders/Clinton exchange matters

<b>Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton talk during an interview by PBS' Charlie Rose (Associated Press)</b><p>Sanders is right about Kissinger. His civilian death toll nears 4 million, his policies built today’s Middle East<p>Greg Grandin<p>February 12, 2016 …

Middle East

Karl Rove is a bad historian: Race, the South and the real story he doesn’t tell about William McKinley and 1896

<b>Karl Rove (AP/Rich Pedroncelli)</b><p>We’ve all seen Megyn Kelly bring reality to Rove’s election projections. Time to bring some to his history book<p>Daniel Schlozman<p>January 9, 2016 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Karl Rove, in his new propaganda tract disguised as a stocking stuffer ("The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the …

Karl Rove

Nothing to be proud of: The real American exceptionalism is selling the most weapons in the world — by far

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>By selling weapons at alarming levels, the U.S. is further fueling the extremism it purports to be fighting<p>Ben Norton<p>December 30, 2015 12:59pm (UTC)<p>American exceptionalism — the notion that the U.S. is somehow an exceptional country, with no parallels in the world — is …

Middle East

The United States is scarier than the Islamic State

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque/Steve Marcus)</b><p>Even our closest allies fear that we are a menace militarily and environmentally. The threat is lethal and real<p>Phil Torres<p>December 20, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p>Two years ago, Gen. Martin Dempsey said before a Senate committee, “I will personally attest to the fact that …

Political Science

3 desperate ways the U.S. clings to the myth of American exceptionalism

<b>(AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>The American empire has been reduced to dust. All that remains is the stale jingoism of our Republican candidates<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>October 1, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly …

How Henry Kissinger created a world of bad guys Armed to the Teeth

By Greg Grandin | ( Tomdispatch.com) | – –<p>The only person Henry Kissinger flattered more than President Richard Nixon was Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the …

Middle East

Ben Carson says no Muslim should ever become US president

• 2016 hopeful: ‘I would not advocate we put a Muslim in charge of this nation’<br>• Retired neurosurgeon says Islam is not consistent with US constitution<p>The Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has said no Muslim should be president of the United States of America.<p>In an interview with NBC for …