Posts Tagged: America

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Defrosting the Cold War

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

collage Sally Edelstein appropriated images

Defrosting the Cold War

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

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American Nativism- Nothing New

  When it comes to America’s melting pot, Donald Trump is following an old-fashioned, tried and true recipe – heavy on the xenophobia with just a dash of racism. By relying on the age-old tradition of stoking the public’s fear

collage of appropriated images

American Nativism- Nothing New

  When it comes to America’s melting pot, Donald Trump is following an old-fashioned, tried and true recipe – heavy on the xenophobia with just a dash of racism. By relying on the age-old tradition of stoking the public’s fear

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Budweiser Markets America

Budweiser wants to make America great again. Literally. Just in time for this crazy campaign season, the king of beers  is  renaming itself “America” for the long, hot summer ahead. Available from  May 23 through election Day, the patriotic cans

woman in bathing cap drinking Bud

Budweiser Markets America

Budweiser wants to make America great again. Literally. Just in time for this crazy campaign season, the king of beers  is  renaming itself “America” for the long, hot summer ahead. Available from  May 23 through election Day, the patriotic cans

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North Korea Nuclear Jitters

Say It Ain’t So Did North Korea really just conduct a hydrogen bomb test? Despite Kim Jong Un’s boastful declaration that it detonated a hydrogen bomb, there now seem to be some doubts. The fact that the explosion might be

Hydrogen Bomb Ivy Mike atmospheric test

North Korea Nuclear Jitters

Say It Ain’t So Did North Korea really just conduct a hydrogen bomb test? Despite Kim Jong Un’s boastful declaration that it detonated a hydrogen bomb, there now seem to be some doubts. The fact that the explosion might be

The Danger of the “Other”

Be Afraid….Be Very Afraid We need to be on high alert The threat is real. We need to be vigilant not only about extremist terrorists who wish to do us harm, but about the ramped up stereotyping and creeping xenophobia

The Danger of the “Other”

Be Afraid….Be Very Afraid We need to be on high alert The threat is real. We need to be vigilant not only about extremist terrorists who wish to do us harm, but about the ramped up stereotyping and creeping xenophobia

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Americans In The Cross Hairs Again

The American public is in the cross hairs of tragedy once again. Another day and another mass shooting.  There have been more mass shootings than calendar days so far in 2015. How can this be…what is passing for normal in

vintage illustration of crowd and gun target

Americans In The Cross Hairs Again

The American public is in the cross hairs of tragedy once again. Another day and another mass shooting.  There have been more mass shootings than calendar days so far in 2015. How can this be…what is passing for normal in

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All American Nativism – Nothing New

When it comes to America’s melting pot, Donald Trump is following an old-fashioned, tried and true recipe – heavy on the xenophobia with just a dash of racism. By relying on the age-old tradition of stoking the public’s fear of

Art collage Sally delstein appropriated images

All American Nativism – Nothing New

When it comes to America’s melting pot, Donald Trump is following an old-fashioned, tried and true recipe – heavy on the xenophobia with just a dash of racism. By relying on the age-old tradition of stoking the public’s fear of

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I Love a July Fourth Parade

With the acrid smell of firecrackers lingering in the hot summer air, mid-century memories of July 4th parades past return. The 1950s American Dream made manifest, the  annual Independence Day parade was  a sugar-coated, Kodachrome kaleidoscope of  you’re a grand

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I Love a July Fourth Parade

With the acrid smell of firecrackers lingering in the hot summer air, mid-century memories of July 4th parades past return. The 1950s American Dream made manifest, the  annual Independence Day parade was  a sugar-coated, Kodachrome kaleidoscope of  you’re a grand

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Jesus All American Boy

One Nation Under God Few issues ignite more controversy than America’s Christian roots. Who could forget Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s insistent claim that not only had God created this nation, He wrote the Constitution too, thus sealing the

painting Jesus Boyhood in America

Jesus All American Boy

One Nation Under God Few issues ignite more controversy than America’s Christian roots. Who could forget Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s insistent claim that not only had God created this nation, He wrote the Constitution too, thus sealing the

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Coke & American Diversity-It’s the Real Thing

Real America is causing a controversy for some real Americans. Coca Cola’s multilingual Superbowl commercial celebrating American diversity has stirred up xenophobic rage across social media. In the great cultural cauldron of 21st century America there still seems to be

vintage illustration Coke ad serving coke

Coke & American Diversity-It’s the Real Thing

Real America is causing a controversy for some real Americans. Coca Cola’s multilingual Superbowl commercial celebrating American diversity has stirred up xenophobic rage across social media. In the great cultural cauldron of 21st century America there still seems to be