Our Nobel Prizewinning President: Daily Bullshit, September 23, 2016 (updated)

Updated for an article on the Interior Department granting native Hawaiians the right to form their own government.[1]


Barack Obama

People don’t believe me when I call Barack Obama a neoconservative.[2] But unless you subscribe to the neoconservative fantasy of a “liberal interventionist” distinction—which none of them ever actually explain—he most certainly is.

Tom Engelhardt, “You Must Be Kidding! Adventures in an American World of Frustration,” TomDispatch, September 22, 2016, http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/176189/tomgram%3A_engelhardt%2C_war%2C_peace%2C_and_absurdity


For-profit colleges

Associated Press, “Enrollment is tanking at the University of Phoenix, DeVry and other for-profit colleges,” Los Angeles Times, September 22, 2016, http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-for-profit-enrollment-20160922-snap-story.html


International Law

I am less interested in “when [international law] will catch up to [the leaders of ISIS, Saudi Arabia, and Syria]”[3] and more interested in if it will ever catch up with the entire U.S. ruling class.

Michael Byers, “Justice Delayed: Why International Law Still Matters,” review of East West Street: On the Origins of “Genocide” and “Crimes Against Humanity”, by Philippe Sands, Foreign Affairs, September 22, 2016, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/review-essay/2016-09-22/justice-delayed


Hawaii

Merrit Kennedy, “Native Hawaiians Now Have A Pathway To Form A Government,” National Public Radio, September 23, 2016, http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/23/495212183/native-hawaiians-now-have-a-pathway-to-form-a-government


  1. [1]Merrit Kennedy, “Native Hawaiians Now Have A Pathway To Form A Government,” National Public Radio, September 23, 2016, http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/23/495212183/native-hawaiians-now-have-a-pathway-to-form-a-government
  2. [2]David Benfell, “Oy Vey: Paleoconservatives, Neoconservatives, and Alleged Anti-Semitism,” April 1, 2014, https://parts-unknown.org/drupal7/journal/2014/04/01/oy-vey-paleoconservatives-neoconservatives-and-alleged-anti-semitism
  3. [3]Michael Byers, “Justice Delayed: Why International Law Still Matters,” review of East West Street: On the Origins of “Genocide” and “Crimes Against Humanity”, by Philippe Sands, Foreign Affairs, September 22, 2016, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/review-essay/2016-09-22/justice-delayed

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