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The Death Penalty, Explained

Facing the imminent expiration of its last stash of execution drugs, the state of Arkansas attempted to rush through multiple executions before they became what, too unsafe to kill someone with? Capital punishment has never been less popular with the public, which makes it a good time to ask: why is the United States one of the few industrialized nations to still kill people while claiming the moral high ground?

Facing the imminent expiration of its last stash of execution drugs, the state of Arkansas attempted to rush through multiple executions before they became what, too unsafe to kill someone with? Capital punishment has never been less popular with the public, which makes it a good time to ask: why is the United States one of the few industrialized nations to still kill people while claiming the moral high ground?

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U.S. Foreign Policy, Explained

The current nuclear crisis with North Korea highlights the foolishness of U.S. foreign policy, which treats the basic infrastructure of diplomatic contact as a reward to be granted to those who kowtow to American interests. Our policy insures that we don't talk to the people to whom we should be talking the most.

The current nuclear crisis with North Korea highlights the foolishness of U.S. foreign policy, which treats the basic infrastructure of diplomatic contact as a reward to be granted to those who kowtow to American interests. Our policy insures that we don’t talk to the people to whom we should be talking the most.

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United Airlines Makes The Babyflots Look Good

The violent ejection of a passenger by United Airlines from a flight reminded me of an incident from 1997 in Central Asia. Little did I know that the ridiculous practice of overbooking would eventually come to the United States in even worse form than what I witnessed and mocked at the time.

The violent ejection of a passenger by United Airlines from a flight reminded me of an incident from 1997 in Central Asia. Little did I know that the ridiculous practice of overbooking would eventually come to the United States in even worse form than what I witnessed and mocked at the time.

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At Least We Never Used Chemical Weapons

White House press secretary Sean Spicer got in trouble for saying that Hitler, unlike Syrian president Assad, never used chemical weapons...on the battlefield. Which was true, even if he tonedeafly forgot to mention the use of Zyklon B and other poisons to gas Jews in death camps.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer got in trouble for saying that Hitler, unlike Syrian president Assad, never used chemical weapons…on the battlefield. Which was true, even if he tonedeafly forgot to mention the use of Zyklon B and other poisons to gas Jews in death camps.

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Can’t We All Just Overbook?

Phone video captured a United Airlines passenger being dragged off an airplane for refusing to be bumped after he had boarded. The airline said the flight was overbooked (lie) but it highlighted the practice of selling the same seat twice. Why can't the rest of us do the same thing?

Phone video captured a United Airlines passenger being dragged off an airplane for refusing to be bumped after he had boarded. The airline said the flight was overbooked (lie) but it highlighted the practice of selling the same seat twice. Why can’t the rest of us do the same thing?

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Syrians Miss Obama’s Kinder, Gentler Bombing Style

After running a campaign as an extreme isolationist, Donald Trump's cabinet of generals and billionaires and billionaire generals convinced him to respond to an alleged Syrian government chemical weapons attack with a cruise missile attack on a Syrian airfield. Liberals are largely against this act of militarism, this despite the fact that Obama got the U.S. involved in Syria in the first place.

After running a campaign as an extreme isolationist, Donald Trump’s cabinet of generals and billionaires and billionaire generals convinced him to respond to an alleged Syrian government chemical weapons attack with a cruise missile attack on a Syrian airfield. Liberals are largely against this act of militarism, this despite the fact that Obama got the U.S. involved in Syria in the first place.

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