About the Putin-envy of Republican presidential candidates

Summary: There are many candidates vying to become the Republican's Presidential nominee, but they offer a narrow range of policies -- especially in foreign affairs. Here Bill Astore describes where they wish to take America. Unlike Putin, they're serious. The idol of the Republican Candidate for President! How Republicans Talk About Foreign Policy By William … Continue reading About the Putin-envy of Republican presidential candidates

Today’s source of blindingly great insights about our world, our time

Posting will be erratic for the next 3 weeks, but the FM website team will endeavor to bring you rare and valuable new perspectives.  Today we present the following selection, wells of insight. Also — you can now subscribe, receiving posts by email — see the box on the upper right.   (1)  The South Park … Continue reading Today’s source of blindingly great insights about our world, our time

Aboard the Imperial Star Ship Ameriprise, Heading for the Final Frontier

Know thyself is great advice but difficult to do.  To know myself is a challenge.  For us to know our nation, us as a collective entity, requires more work.  Seeing ourselves from a different perspective is a first step -- as in this article from the always-interesting TomDispatch (to have it delivered to you via email … Continue reading Aboard the Imperial Star Ship Ameriprise, Heading for the Final Frontier

Have we built an American Foreign Legion?

I strongly recommend reading this in full.  In fact, TomDispatch deserves to be in the top rank of the "favorites" list of every American concerned about his or her nation, as it provides unsurpassed coverage of key issues. This article discusses a long-standing theme of the FM site, the growing stress on the fabric -- … Continue reading Have we built an American Foreign Legion?