A Pussy Riot Of The High Seas?

To be sure, nations often publicly accused their enemies of piracy – the U.S. in the Quasi-War constantly denounced aggressive French privateering as “piracy.” In the Civil War, President Lincoln also called the obviously-unrecognized Confederate privateers as pirates. But in these cases the matter would almost never proceed from propaganda to prosecution.
For full version, visit http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/10/03/a-pussy-riot-of-the-high-seas/


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The Republicans have already  forgotten :
Sometimes fights become so intense and so tangled that the original cause becomes obscured. In the government funding battle, the issue that sparked it all, Obamacare, was no longer center stage less than 24 hours after the shutdown began. The fight is now about the shutdown itself, and Obamacare has been pushed to the side.
This incredible quote says it all:
“We’re not going to be disrespected,” conservative Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., added. “We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.”

For full version, visit http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/10/03/whyd-we-shut-down-the-government-again/

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