Edge of Chaos is a political podcast starring Joe Ryan and Neurotoxin. Its aim is to have a free-flowing discussion of news and current events that also examines the empirical outcomes of public policy, avoiding biases based on ideology and policy intentions. Listener discretion is both advised and encouraged.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

You Don't Have To Be A Reactionary Lunatic To Put Putin In His Place

Why couldn't Obama have said this? What's so ethnocentric about "America is exceptional because of the effectiveness of our Constitution"? What's so radical about pointing out Russia's own disastrous foreign policy and human rights track records? What's partisan about demanding specific objectives and oversight in any diplomatic deal? I have my issues with Rand; but being able to put a brutal foreign dictator making wildly hypocritical accusations in his place by intelligently exposing his lies and inconsistencies ought to be a minimum requirement for Commander in Chief.



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