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PMMJ
09 October 2013 @ 09:32 am
ugh  
"One of the biggest hoaxes of American history is that the Civil War ended back in 1865. Unfortunately, it has not ended yet. What was achieved back then was an armistice, similar to the situation between the two Koreas. As the current logjam in the U.S. Congress makes plain, the Civil War is still very present in today’s America – and with virulence that most other civilized nations find as breathtaking as it is irresponsible... The reason why the Civil War was declared finished, according to the history books, is the military defeat of the South and its secessionist forces. But can anyone seriously doubt that the same anti-Union spirit is still to be heard loud and clear in the halls of the U.S. Congress today?"

 
 
PMMJ
09 October 2013 @ 04:46 pm
THE LATE SET:
* "No way to run a country: the Land of the Free is starting to look ungovernable. Enough is enough."
* Good read: understanding 'the Newest Right,' the radicals paralyzing our government.
* Everything you need to know about the debt ceiling.
* Why Libya continues to be problematic.
* Daniel McCarthy on parsing out Justice Scalia.
* History time: explaining the lost episodes of Doctor Who.
* Gallery: 'the storm-damaged dinosaurs Of New Jersey.'