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Jonah Goldberg’s misinterpretations on the Obama campaign

Conservative analyst Jonah Goldberg’s article The Adventures of Captain America emphasize on criticizing President Barack Obama for unveiling “what many believe will be his new reelection theme: Country first.” Mr. Goldberg quoted Mr. Obama as saying that “There is nothing that we’re facing that we can’t solve with some spirit of ‘America first’” and claimed that the latter “borrowed” it from “1930s isolationists and the presidential campaigns of Patrick Buchanan,” probably trying to make the nowadays economic situation look like the 1930s during the Great Depression in the eyes of the reader. In this short article I will point out three misinterpretations in Jonah Goldberg’s article regardless of whether or not they were done on purpose. Continue reading

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Liberal and conservative emotions

I have often been reading and hearing opinions that Conservatives are rational while Liberals are emotional. This statement is appealing to Conservatives’ favor not only from a wording point of view but also from a conceptual point of view because rationality is generally preferred to emotions. While rationality could be both short-term and long-term, emotions are more often than not short-term. Continue reading

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Norm Coleman like Al Gore

One senatorial seat hasn’t been taken yet, and it’s a Minnesota one. Former Senator Norm Coleman can’t concede his loss to his rival Al Franken, and keeps appealing the courts’ decisions. It’s up to the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether or not to hear the case.

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Barack Obama compared with George W. Bush on Bagram detainees

Today’s Huffington Post came out with this article on their home page. Although it merely explains the matter, it looks as if authors Nedra Pickler (who appears to have had numerous blunders so far… click here and here) and Matt Apuzzo are trying to criticize the President’s standing on the issue of Afghan detainees, not to mention its title whose purpose, of course, was to make people read the article but it appears to have certain side effects (we can tell what).

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