Yet another scathing article from Rolling Stone on how corrupt and incompotent the current bunch of nimrods are in the United States congress. No doubt the Republicans will somehow manage to turn it all around using demagoguery about how the local Walmart is saying “happy holidays” rather than “merry Christmas” and about homosexuals having equal rights under the law. Or maybe not. It’s too bad we don’t see articles like this from Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News & World Report. I post these things mostly for my European friends such as Orla, so that they might have a little context as to why I get so worked up– especially regarding fundamentalism in the United States –about certain issues and how they’ve effected the United States domestically and with regard to our foreign involvement. Yes, yes, I know that it is domestic politics and perhaps uninteresting outside America, but it is difficult to escape the impression that current American policies are significantly and adversely effecting the rest of the world… At least with regard to security, economic, and environmental issues. Or is this just American arrogance on my part?

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