Otto Warmbier and American Exceptionalism

On state violence, injustice, and double standards. Time for some whataboutism. Otto Warmbier, an American college student, traveled with friends to North Korea where he was arrested, charged with stealing a propaganda poster in his hotel, convicted, and sentenced to over a decade of hard labor. He didn’t make it two years. Some time after […]

The “Stupid and Evil” Fallacy in American Politics

The GOP catches much flack for its “obstructionist politics” and for being the “party of no.” They vote against proposals from President Obama and congressional Democrats, proposals that the President and his party peers know are the only way to dig America out of its recession. Who wouldn’t want to end the recession and put […]