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Thoughts on Rush Limbaugh’s recent comments: Who cares?

At the time that I write this, two of the top three stories in the “politics” section of the popular social networking site Reddit (which by the way, has banned submissions from this site) are about Rush Limbaugh.  By now, many Americans have heard of the statements made by Rush Limbaugh.  For those that haven’t […]

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Ron Paul vs. the Media and Lobbyists

With the arrival of 2012, the American Presidential election is sure to be a topic which is on many people’s minds, both in America and abroad. Among the candidates, there is one person in particular who seems to earn the anger and vitriol of the media, special interest groups, and lobbyists.  That person is none […]

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Parasitism in the Land of Plenty

Americans, by most standards, are considered rather well off in comparison to the rest of the world.  The standard of living in the United States is one of the top 20 in the world by the standards economists use as measures of standards of living.  In the Human Development Index, which measures life expectancy, literacy, […]

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Распад США неизбежен?

Джоэль Гарро в своей книге «Девять Стран Северной Америки» (1981) утверждает, что из-за больших различий между отдельными частями Северной Америки многие государственные границы не имеют значения, и что на самом деле США и Канада – это не две страны, а девять. В своё время американские интеллектуалы превозносили эту книгу как классический труд о происходящей в Северной […]

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America and ameriKwa

America and ameriKwa are two ideas that represent the various aspects of the same geographical region.  The former, in its most literal sense, is a geographical designation which represents the landmass which separates the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.  On a different level, it also metaphorically represents a nation which was founded some 200 years ago, […]

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Is the Breakup of the United States imminent?

In his 1981 book, The Nine Nations of North America, Joel Garreau argues that, because of the vast differences between several parts of North America, the many national borders are irrelevant, and, that indeed, the United States and Canada are not just two nations, but nine nations.  In its time, the book was hailed as a […]

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The Statistics of Affirmative Action

This article is a response to the letter from G. Dhananjay and R. Venkataraman regarding the recent overturning of Proposition 2 in the American state of Michigan. The recent overturning of Proposition 2 is perhaps a stunning example of judicial activism in America.  The people of Michigan voted overwhelmingly to ban affirmative action, but two activist judges […]

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