Marco Rubio: Welfare for me and my people, not for you!

Recently, Political magazine did a profile story on Marco Rubio. Immediately after, friends asked me to weight in and give my opinion of the article and Rubio himself. What I thought was going to be a a simple response turned into something much more lengthily and insightful. I think it turned out pretty well, so …

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The Week the World Stood Still: The Cuban Missile Crisis and Ownership of the World

The world stood still 50 years ago during the last week of October, from the moment when it learned that the Soviet Union had placed nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba until the crisis was officially ended -- though unknown to the public, only officially. The image of the world standing still is the turn of phrase …

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In Pictures: Supporting Democracy, American Style! – How the United States Supports Brutal and Oppresive Dictators Around the World.

Question: Does the United States support brutal and oppressive dictators? Answer: YES! The question merits absolutely zero debate. Anyone with a history book can tell you that supporting dictators is big American business. Below are some of my favorite moments in U.S. history, see if you can guess the pattern. Hosni Mubarak (Egypt) Obama and …

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Discussion on the Cuban Five

Discussion on the Cuban Five Massachusetts Institute of Technology, February 8, 2006 Screening of "Mission Against Terror", a documentary about the Cuban Five. After the showing of the film, Professor Chomsky answered questions from the audience. For more information on the on-going case of the Cuban Five, visit http://www.freethefive.org. Woman: Since we are in the …

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On the U.S. List of State Sponsored Terrorism

The U.S List of State Sponsored Terrorism has been a historic joke, in fact, a sick joke. Let's take a look at the history of the terrorist list. Up until 1982, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein's Iraq -- was on the terrorist list. In 1982, the Reagan administration removed Iraq from the terrorist list. Why? Because they …

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Failed Movements in the Caribbean

We have now seen about a dozen cases of successful wars for independence from Britain, France, Spain, and Portugal. Some of the American colonies, however, did not achieve independence in the age of revolution. Some chose not to rebel, or the uprisings were weak and relatively easily crushed. In this outline, we will look at …

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Cuba in the Cross-Hairs: A Near Half-Century of Terror

The Batista dictatorship was overthrown in January 1959 by Castro's guerrilla forces. In March, the National Security Council (NSC) considered means to institute regime change. In May, the CIA began to arm guerrillas inside Cuba. "During the Winter of 1959-1960, there was a significant increase in CIA-supervised bombing and incendiary raids piloted by exiled Cubans" …

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