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In the Age of Trump, Tom Cotton May Be America’s Most Dangerous Senator

Tom Cotton, in a “Nutshell”, is he is someone who wants to toss the Iran Nuclear accords and very hawkishly wants to confront them.

If Cotton’s service in Iraq is being held up as evidence of his patriotism, then all to the good. But patrolling dangerous neighborhoods in Baghdad is not the equivalent of a training in foreign policy, just as serving as a deckhand on a ship isn’t much of an education in ship building. And it can’t be said that by living hard realities Cotton was drawn to his ultra-conservative politics. No, he’s been an outspoken conservative since he arrived on Harvard’s college campus. Cotton gives the impression of the type of right-wing student who loved little more than to debate and enrage liberals, arming himself with as many factoids as possible to embarrass his hapless opponent. He started as a young man with the view of the world he has today and built credentials around it. Don’t be fooled.

Is There a More Dangerous Member of Congress Than Tom Cotton?

Is there a more dangerous member of Congress than Tom Cotton? The hawkish Republican senator and former U.S. Army captain has never hidden his relentless obsession with confronting Iran. He has led the charge on Capitol Hill to dismantle the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic while constantly banging the drum for tougher sanctions and even air strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities.

What the founding fathers actually meant by the Second Amendment might surprise you

What the founding fathers actually meant by the Second Amendment might surprise you

The Second Amendment is one of the most frequently cited provisions in the American Constitution, but also one of the most poorly understood. The 27 words that constitute the Second Amendment seem to baffle modern Americans on both the left and right.

Come On, People. The Bernie Bashing And Hillary Hating Needs To Stop – Elisabeth Parker

Come On, People. The Bernie Bashing And Hillary Hating Needs To Stop

If you’re a liberal and follow politics, you’ve likely seen posts on Facebook and Twitter bashing Bernie Sanders and hating on Hillary Clinton. This week, some women are in an uproar because Bernie Sanders is one of the opening night speakers at the Women’s Convention at the end of October.

Six reasons to always buy organic – The Method – Medium

Six reasons to always buy organic – The Method – Medium

Writing for the National Review, Julie Kelly recently attacked the organic industry by calling it a scam. Such an attack on their bottom line prompted a quick response from the Organic Trade Association. Executive director Laura Batcha called the article divisive, insisting that “People choose organic because they know it makes a difference”.

September sets alarming global temperature record and negates a favorite denier talking point – ThinkProgress

September sets alarming global temperature record and negates a favorite denier talking point

September 2017 smashed multiple climate records, alarming scientists and further negating a favorite talking point of climate science deniers. First and foremost, last month was the hottest September ever recorded in the four decades of satellite data analyzed by the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH).

The Power of Trump’s Positive Thinking – POLITICO Magazine

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What role did Norman Vincent Peale’s “Power of Positive Thinking,” and the self-help industry he spawned, play in creating our post-factual age? Tens of millions of people act like their beliefs alone can alter empirical reality because Peale said it would work. It has warped our economy, government, and culture in ways that continue to devastate us.

We are a nation of children applauding to make Tinkerbell live.

Politics aside, do you see other ways that “positive thinking” affects us? I would say the anti-vaxxers, impervious to facts and convinced beyond reason that their New Age alternatives are efficacious, are a perfect example of the Peale legacy. David Wolfe is definitely a “positive thinking” guru. The Tony Robbins cult belongs in that category. What say you all?

The Power of Trump’s Positive Thinking

Donald Trump is a self-help apostle. He always has tried to create his own reality by saying what he wants to be true. Where many see failure, Trump sees only success, and expresses it out loud, again and again.

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