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“America Is Great Because She Is Good” — Again

"America is great because she is good," may be smart politics, but it is poor history and can lead to dangerous theology and "badly muddle[d] thinking about democracy," Dr. Robert Tracy McKenzie warns... yet again. While it is clear Hillary Clinton did not hear Dr. McKenzie's wisdom between her acceptance speech and the second presidential debate, we may glean insights from it.

The Debate: They Both Bombed It

Donald Trump reduces the profundity of the world's problems to soundbites for the "Average Joe," while Hillary Clinton is the candidate of establishment militarism. Watching the first presidential debate, Robert Koehler laments that both candidates "bombed" because neither will stand for peace.

Hillary Clinton: How to Be “Deplorable”

While the fact that Donald Trump's open bigotry resonates with and energizes a segment of the American population is indeed reprehensible, Hillary Clinton's gross generalization throwing half of his supporters into the same "basket of deplorables" is in itself deplorable, Adam Ericksen asserts. "It's a case of classic scapegoating."