We explain “Nordic Socialism” to Trump

My dear American friends, here we go again. It seems that President Trump is pretty obsessed with my country, Denmark. The White House released a report – – in which it warns against “Nordic Socialism”. The report claims that the living standards in the US – – are 15% higher Continue Reading

Why the U.S. is an anomaly among democracies | Eboo Patel

So there’s a great book by Michael Walzer called What It Means to Be an American. And one of the things that he says is that for centuries, really from the time of the Greeks, political philosophers believed that the only way to have diversity in a society was for Continue Reading

Champion for Democracy? – Woodrow Wilson I WHO DID WHAT IN WW1?

Debate about Woodrow Wilson has raged since the war and still does today. Who was he? A brilliant statesman? Just another racist? Both? Neither? It’s been said that anyone who followed Wilson down a political path was almost certain to meet him coming in the opposite direction, so let’s take Continue Reading

Economic Update: Capitalism’s (Uncounted) Health Costs [CLIP]

[WOLFF] All I hear when I hear politicians talk about these opioid and opitate deaths is “oh, we should have more treatment” or “oh, we should have more clinics.” In other words, not dealing with the causes, but simply with the bad result, leaving the system that produces this untouched Continue Reading

Exploring an Abandoned Religious School – Beautiful Victorian Architecture

[Narration] In today’s episode, we’re checking out an abandoned religious boarding school that was constructed in the late 1800s. It began its life as a military academy, but soon transformed into an all-boys college prep school. After over a century of operation, the organization went bankrupt, and shut down in Continue Reading

US Democracy-O’s – Countryballs

Hey little fella Now look what I got right here open up, here comes the plane no! ah… alright let’s try this again NO! NO! NO! alright I’m gonna give you one last chance! You can take your freedom and shove it in your aaaa Now I told you! you’r Continue Reading

Socialism in Czechoslovakia and Parallels of Persecuted Church there and in USA

My name is Vladimir Sliva. I came to the US in 1983 and lived in socialist Czechoslovakia before that. The U.S. situation seems similar to that in Czechoslovakia when socialism started. And I see it has been deteriorating fast lately. Today is August 12, 2012. Confiscation of church property using Continue Reading

The decline of American democracy in one graph

There’s this graph that I saw recently. It’s the most unsettling graph I’ve seen in American politics in a very, very, very long time. And yet it’s really boring to look at. It’s just a nearly straight horizontal line. The line doesn’t do anything interesting at all. But what the Continue Reading

Are we near the END of democracy?

Democracy is the form of government applied in most nations of the world, whether directly or indirectly. However, not all countries have the privilege of choosing their representatives if we can consider this a privilege. More than a third of the world’s population do not live under a democracy, that Continue Reading

10 Most/Least Religious States in America

These are the top 10 most and least religious states in America. North Carolina is the 10th most religious state. 65% of its residents say they are highly religious and 66% pray every day. Only 3% of North Carolinians practice non-Christian religions. Colorado is the 10th least religious state. 30% Continue Reading